community college

noun

Definition of community college

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

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The foundation has several other core missions: promote equality, advance foreign policy, support military families and community colleges, protect children, and end violence against women. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "Through His Foundation, Joe Biden Is Still Fighting for America," 8 May 2017 One of the nearest community colleges to San Bruno that offers an Automotive Technician associate degree is City College of San Francisco. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "'College ain't cheap' — $24,000 fund raised for Carl's Jr. hero in YouTube shooting," 9 Apr. 2018 Each of the city’s seven community colleges focuses on a sector of Chicago’s industry, ranging from logistics to health care and manufacturing. Michelle Hackman, WSJ, "From Tennessee to Chicago, Free College Programs Take Off," 10 Feb. 2019 System President Mark Ojakian says the goal of the plan is to save money and improve the experiences for the 4,900 students in the state's community colleges. Fox News, "Extended timeline set for community college consolidation," 21 June 2018 Supports offering bachelor’s degrees in community colleges and building more public universities in the Central Valley. San Francisco Chronicle, "Where candidates for governor stand on California’s biggest issues," 17 May 2018 There’s not as much of a support network for kids in community colleges. Lindsay Ellis, Houston Chronicle, "Many HISD students aren't making it to college -- let alone getting a degree," 16 Apr. 2018 Preliminary federal data suggest that roughly 9 million undergraduates were enrolled in community colleges in the 2015-2016 school year. Alia Wong, The Atlantic, "Donald Trump Doesn't Understand Community Colleges," 30 Mar. 2018 Flores worked in community colleges in Colorado and Michigan before coming to Palo Alto College in 1999 as director of institutional research, planning and development. Alia Malik, San Antonio Express-News, "Flores praised as pick for Alamo Colleges’ next chancellor," 9 Feb. 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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community college

noun

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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