community college


Definition of community college

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

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Shayn Striegel, 27, was arrested Wednesday at the school's Henderson campus, a few miles southeast of Las Vegas, the public community college's spokesman, Richard Lake, said. Hollie Silverman, CNN, "Student arrested after 2,000 rounds of ammunition found in his vehicle at a Nevada college, officials say," 29 Aug. 2019 UC Davis, near Sacramento, costs about $8,000 annually, while community college costs about $19,600. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Back on campus, students confront a challenging housing market," 20 Aug. 2019 According to Ohio’s board of higher education, the state has 14 public universities (spread across 24 regional campuses) and 23 community colleges. Brian Wolly, Smithsonian, "The Ohio State University Seeks to Trademark ‘The’," 17 Aug. 2019 The board subsequently approved the measure, making Collin College the first community college district to approve such a program. David Tarrant, Dallas News, "How the El Paso massacre hit home for this Collin College student," 5 Aug. 2019 Rounding out the court were Lauren Baydaline, Micaela McElrath, Sherry Ma and Ashley Hackett, all from other communities that are included in the local community college district. Carol Cormaci, La Cañada Valley Sun, "2020 Rose Court application period opens, interviews set for September," 1 Aug. 2019 So, Klobuchar is calling for making community college free and doubling Pell Grants from $6,000 to $12,000 a year, as well as expanding Pell Grants to families that earn up to $100,000 a year. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Can 2020 presidential election help you shake off student loan debt?," 25 July 2019 Alternatives might include choosing the school that gives the best financial aid, starting at a community college or living at home rather than in a dorm. Liz Weston, Dallas News, "Now is a good time to teach your teen about the cost of college," 10 July 2019 DePass’ father, now 86, will soon retire as an economics teacher at a community college in San Luis Obispo, California., "Michelle DePass, a product of Portland Public Schools, wants the district to bolster black success," 27 June 2019

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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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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