community college


Definition of community college 

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

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Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, who is challenging Galvin in a Democratic primary this year, also floated the potential of using the University of Massachusetts system and community colleges to register students. Matt Stout,, "Senate unanimously backs automatic voter registration; bill may reach governor soon," 13 July 2018 The Red Cross, community colleges and various fire departments and local agencies offer classes, many at no charge, in emergency training, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Cliff Kapono,, "Take these courses to help you assist in an emergency," 8 July 2018 As well, United Way, the community colleges and the Seattle Housing Authority all refer young adults to the program. Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "One job-training program for young adults makes a significant difference, study shows," 2 July 2018 The governing board of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges voted Thursday to move forward with a new plan to merge the schools into a single accredited institution — but this time in five years. Clarice Silber,, "Regents Approve Plan To Consolidate Community Colleges In 2023," 21 June 2018 Murphy wants to expand pre-K, make a down payment on a plan to make community college tuition-free by 2021, legalize and tax recreational marijuana, and boost funding for education, public workers’ pensions, and transportation. Andrew Seidman,, "Democrats have one-party rule in Trenton. Why can't they agree on taxes?," 13 June 2018 However, community colleges are uniquely positioned to tackle these issues. Ken Trzaska, Washington Post, "Lesson from Liberal, Kan.: Community colleges must reach out more to communities," 12 June 2018 Graham promised support for community colleges so students can graduate with low debt. Anthony Man,, "Democratic governor candidates face off in South Florida debate," 12 June 2018 The four-year colleges and community colleges are a perfect opportunity to bring people together to live together, to work together, to socialize together. New York Times, "Excerpts From the Higher Ed Leaders Forum," 5 June 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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