community college


Definition of community college 

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

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Darin Davis, a 21-year-old freshman studying at Harold Washington community college in downtown Chicago, took out a $1,000 loan this year to pursue his associate degree in business. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, "Study Cites the Benefits of Taking Student Loans," 14 Nov. 2018 In some areas, large general contractors are collaborating with community colleges to offer a range of courses. Amanda Abrams, Curbed, "Women are the solution to the construction industry’s labor shortage," 5 Nov. 2018 Poor kids are more likely to attend two-year community colleges — and the melt rates for those schools is quite high. Alvin Chang, Vox, "Why so many poor kids who get into college don’t end up enrolling," 3 Aug. 2018 In addition, the study excluded community colleges. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "Study Reveals Colleges With Highest-Earning Graduates in Each State," 25 July 2018 Also joining Baker at the ceremony were Pam Eddinger, president of the community college; Dr. Laurie Glimcher, president of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and Bill Sibold, executive vice president and head of Sanofi Genzyme. Jonathan Saltzman,, "Baker signs law to boost life sciences by $500 million over 5 years," 15 June 2018 Charter Oak State College President Ed Klonoski said one of the community colleges got a similar offer from an out-of-state college. Shawn R. Beals, Courant Community, "Charter Oak State College Offering Tuition Incentive Program For Community College Graduates," 13 June 2018 Continuing federal financial aid is imperative to helping encourage high school and community college students to pursue careers in teaching. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Is Congress about to gut funding for teacher preparation programs?," 22 May 2018 League members also awarded $1,000 scholarships to high school and community college students. Ruth Sowby Rands,, "On the Town: Spring is sprung with Garden Party Tea," 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of community college

1922, in the meaning defined above

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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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