community college

noun
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of community college

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

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First Known Use of community college

1922

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of community college for English Language Learners

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


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