higher education


higher education

noun

: education or learning at a college or university

Full Definition of HIGHER EDUCATION

:  education beyond the secondary level; especially :  education provided by a college or university

Examples of HIGHER EDUCATION

  1. Students and their parents worry about the rising cost of higher education.

First Known Use of HIGHER EDUCATION

1834

higher education

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Study beyond the level of secondary education. Institutions of higher education include not only colleges and universities but also professional schools in such fields as law, theology, medicine, business, music, and art. They also include teacher-training schools, community colleges, and institutes of technology. At the end of a prescribed course of study, a degree, diploma, or certificate is awarded. See also continuing education.

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