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A growing debate in the media continues to be over the value between public and private higher education. The perception is public education is better because universities are larger, they may cost less, and have larger operating budgets.

But are public universities superior to private institutions?

According to data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, private colleges and universities are equivalent—or better—than the prestigious public universities.The data from Ohio's 34 private universities proves this point as they significantly outperform public institutions in four-year, minority, low-income, and first-generation graduation rates.

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Cedarville, Cedarville University, private higher education, public higher education



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