According to BrainTrack College and Universities Directory there are 7,000 higher education institutions in the United States with over 15 million students. With all these colleges in the United States applying can become difficult when narrowing down your choice on a college.
Public colleges are funded with public tax money, where as private colleges are endowment based; private colleges are also usually more expensive. Private schools are community based, such as religious based. Only twenty-one percent of students as Buffalo High School (BHS) are planning on attending private schools. Looking at whether a four year of two year college is better for students is another important factor. When doing a two year program, students will receive a associates degree. When being part of a two year college, it doesn’t mean that it will only take students two years to get their degree, it just has to be under 4 years. A four year college can last up to six years and leads to a bachelors degree.