Lyndsey Hurlbut and Kyerstan Langdon had been dating for two years when it came time to decide on colleges. Hurlbut, wanting to go into a zoology program, did not find many choices for schools. Torn between a university in Florida and SUNY Oswego, Hurlbut knew Oswego would probably be more accepting of her sexual identity.
Students in New York are often well aware of the fact that private colleges cost considerably more than state-run colleges, but recent data suggest that price difference is mostly the result of higher tuition rates, not room and board costs. The Chronicle of Higher Education and The College Board recently released data from 2018 that show