The LocalMore and more German students are opting to study at private colleges and universities rather than state ones. Attendance rose by ten percent over the past year and has increased six-fold since 2001, despite some costing around €10,000 a semester. 
Roughly 137,800 students were registered in private post-secondary institutions in the winter semester 2012/13, a ten percent increase from the year before, the Federal Statistics Office reported on Tuesday. That compared to a five-percent rise in the number of students in the private and state sectors. More...