community college


Definition of community college

: a 2-year government-supported college that offers an associate degree

Examples of community college in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That means that, even before the pandemic, a student at a private university from a family in the top quarter of income was more likely to get work-study money than a student at a community college from the bottom quarter. Matt Krupnick, Washington Post, "Students who counted on work-study jobs now struggle to pay their bills," 22 Oct. 2020 But nontuition expenses such as books, supplies and parking, as well as food and housing, raise the cost of attending community college significantly. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "California Community Colleges Get $100 Million Gift for Financial Aid," 20 Oct. 2020 Jaylen Erwin is a senior who spent two years at a community college before his arrival before last season. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "They’re baaaack! UCLA’s deep wide receiving corps returns fully intact," 18 Oct. 2020 The drop in enrollment then likely means that the pandemic has led to some students at the community college — whether through the loss of their own job or unemployment in their family — being unable to afford to take classes this fall. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Half of Utah’s public colleges see lower enrollment, including major drop at Salt Lake Community College," 8 Oct. 2020 Biden is a former high school English teacher and is taking a break from her job as a professor at a community college. Lily Altavena, The Arizona Republic, "Jill Biden holds virtual campaign event with Arizona families and school leaders," 11 Sep. 2020 An evacuation center was set up at a community college in Newport. Andrew Selsky And Gillian Flaccus, The Christian Science Monitor, "Unprecedented fires sweep normally cool and wet Pacific Northwest," 10 Sep. 2020 An evacuation center was set up at a community college in Newport. Andrew Selsky And Gillian Flaccus, Star Tribune, "Fires without precedent rage in usually cool, wet Northwest," 10 Sep. 2020 Gabriel grew up on the island himself and played football briefly at a community college in Southern California. John Canzano, oregonlive, "Canzano: The Sewell dream fueled by football and family," 2 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of community college

1922, in the meaning defined above

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27 Oct 2020

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“Community college.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of community college

US : a school that you go to after high school : a school that offers courses leading to an associate's degree

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