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Thinking About College?
When looking into your options for higher education, you’ll come across three broad categories of post-secondary education options: Public Schools; Private Non-Profit Schools; For-Profit Schools.
In Massachusetts there are 29 public schools made up of universities, state colleges and community colleges; numerous private, non-profit schools; and nearly 200 for-profit schools. Schools in each of these categories include degree-granting institutions that offer a wide array of programs, including four-year bachelor degree programs and two-year associate degree programs, and non-degree granting schools that offer various certificates or other skills-based training programs. Non-degree granting programs have limitations in that the credits received at these schools are typically not transferable to other schools.