The debate over whether public or private college offers better education has been going on for decades but has no definitive answer. However, the cost differences between public and private college is a lot easier to define. Simply put, public college costs less than a private college.
According to the study, the average annual charges for an out-of-state student at a public four-year institution is $35,370. Fees for in-state students have higher variation but are generally more than $10,000 cheaper than fees for out-of-state students.