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Associate's Degree
a degree granted after a two-year course of study, especially by a community or junior college.
Master's Degree
A second-cycle academic degree awarded by universities upon completion of a course of study demonstrating mastery or a high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.
PhD
a doctorate usually based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation; the highest degree awarded graduate study.
University
an educational institution designed for instruction, examination, or both, of students in many branches of advanced learning, conferring degrees in various faculties, and often embodying colleges and similar institutions.
College
an educational institution or establishment
Community College
a nonresidential junior college offering courses to people living in a particular area.
Public University/ College
A university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities. Whether a national university is considered public varies from one country (or region) to another, largely depending on the specific education landscape.
Private University/ College
An independent school that sets its own policies and goals, and is privately funded. Private colleges are generally smaller than public or private universities. The average enrollment at private colleges is only 1,900 students. Private universities, by contrast, can have over 30,000 students.
In-State Tuition
College fees paid by a student that is a resident of the same state as the university or college
Out-of-State Tuition
College fees paid by a student that is a NOT resident of the same state as the university or college
Grants, Scholarship, Job, Work Study, Loan
Ways that you could help pay for college
Work study
a college program that enables students to work part-time while attending school.