community college


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In 2021, 60% of such students came back for a second year at the community college, better than the 51% of first-year students who did not receive promise funds at all. oregonlive, 19 Mar. 2023 With Build Back Better, Biden offered tuition-free community college. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2023 Biden’s budget request of $1.4 billion for NSF’s education directorate reflects the administration’s emphasis on expanding the country’s scientific workforce at all levels, from community college through postdoctoral training. Byscience News Staff,, 9 Mar. 2023 Carman, on the other hand, failed out of community college while Chakalos was paying for his truck and apartment, according to court documents. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 8 Feb. 2023 Loggervale’s older daughter was a straight-A student who hoped to transfer from community college to UCLA, Peters said. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2023 For a year on the campaign trail, Maura Healey pitched a plan to help adults across Massachusetts go to community college for free. Tonya Alanez,, 1 Mar. 2023 Mesa Community College President Tammy Robinson said the institution is working to normalize going to community college as the next step for students. Maritza Dominguez, The Arizona Republic, 13 Feb. 2023 By then, Robson had gone to community college and become a UPS driver. Jean Marbella, Baltimore Sun, 21 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of community college was in 1922

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“Community college.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

community college

: a public junior college that fits its instruction to the community's needs

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