higher education

noun

Definition of higher education

: education beyond the secondary level especially : education provided by a college or university

Examples of higher education in a Sentence

Students and their parents worry about the rising cost of higher education.

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Parents who seemed to support and encourage the higher education process without coddling or pushing. Ned Johnson, Washington Post, "College admissions scandal: Even if you could give your kid everything, should you?," 17 Sep. 2019 The two California higher education systems did not take a position on the bill. BostonGlobe.com, "At a time when conservative states are sharply limiting abortion access, California signaled a new frontier in abortion-rights Friday with the passage of legislation that would require all public universities in the state to provide medication abortion on campus.," 15 Sep. 2019 The two California higher education systems did not take a position on the bill. Pam Belluck, New York Times, "In First, California Would Require Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills," 14 Sep. 2019 LendEDU analyzed the most recently available student loan debt data from nearly 1,000 four-year private and public higher education institutions across the U.S. to compile its annual Student Loan Debt by School by State Report. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "New report reveals how much debt Texas college students graduated with in 2018," 11 Sep. 2019 Before only withdrawals made to pay for higher education expenses were considered qualified. Janna Herron, USA TODAY, "Back to school: Are parents tapping college savings in 529 plans for private K-12 tuition?," 8 Sep. 2019 Because in the midst of all the cutbacks and the pain, higher education workers grew 11.6 percent from 2011 to 2016. John Archibald | Jarchibald@al.com, al, "The truth about Alabama austerity," 8 Sep. 2019 Related Articles But many area employers require English-speaking applicants or those with higher education levels, which pose a challenge for some Del Monte seasonal workers. Cody Nelson, Twin Cities, "Canning plant closure a rude awakening for Sleepy Eye," 7 Sep. 2019 All three are about to embark on higher education careers, with Hagegard heading to Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in New York, Muñoz attending Pasadena City College and Thompsky joining the freshman class at UC Santa Cruz. La Cañada Valley Sun, "JPL Boy Scout Troop 509 boasts 3 new Eagles," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of higher education

1834, in the meaning defined above

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higher education

noun

English Language Learners Definition of higher education

: education or learning at a college or university

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