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Small colleges

Students can make it big for not a lot of money

Imagine sharing lunch with the dean, playing on the varsity soccer team and getting personal attention from your professors. It happens every day to students at "small"--enrollment under 3,000--colleges.

Students get what they need in education, skills and confidence to succeed at any career they choose. They're the big fish outside the big university ponds.

But aren't small colleges more expensive? The College Board reports that the average annual tuition and fees at small private schools is about $12,450 and $2,850 at small public colleges. And that isn't the whole story.


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