What are you really paying for at a private institution?

Ohio State University's Recreation Center

Ohio State University’s Recreation Center

Public higher-education institutions have comparable, if not, higher-quality facilities than private institutions!

When touring a public institution today, you will usually notice a new, or updated library, campus center, recreation center and science center. This is possible for many reasons, one being that they are state-funded institutions, and are able to get loans and bonds of significant amount to fund these projects. Tour a classic private college and this is not always the case. Notably, two private institutions seen, each costing $48,000+ per year, do not even have recreation centers, instead, a gym consisting of a basketball court with an attached fitness room, consisting of a handful of cardio equipment. As well, one had a library that has not been touched since what appears to be the 1970’s and is a one floor building, and one a campus center that should have seen renovations 30 years ago. Both, as well, had decrepit, dungeon like residence halls that if living on campus, you are stuck in until your junior year. These basement like halls run a cost of $14,000 per year, including room and board, where as room and board at local public institutions cost an average of $9,000 per year, and typically have been updated in the last 10 years. BUYER BEWARE.


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