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 Windham, who died in 2014, was a history professor at the community college and an activist. Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2021 The community college has 2,577 employees and had a $123.1 million operating budget for fiscal 2020. Allana Haynes,, 5 Nov. 2021 Lamping and Sutton had met 15 years earlier at the local community college when Sutton decided to put his past struggles with addiction to constructive use by becoming a counselor. Bernice Yeung, ProPublica, 29 Oct. 2021 Enrollment at the community college fell by 2,184 students from fall 2020 to fall 2021, estimates the college., 14 Oct. 2021 The institution that serves a large share of lower-income and minority higher education students—the community college—has faced the steepest decline, with a spring enrollment decrease of 11.3%, down from 9.5% in Fall 2020. Michael Kubit, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 The community college has had 46 cases of COVID among students and 24 among staff since fall semester began. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Sep. 2021 The community college currently does not keep track of how many of its 7,446 students are vaccinated, Geist said. Megan Jones,, 2 Sep. 2021 Since 2018, Waggoner has served as provost of the community college in Western Kentucky, overseeing academic affairs, student affairs, workforce solutions and adult education. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 25 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of community college

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of community college was in 1922

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3 Dec 2021

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“Community college.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of community college

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

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