higher education

noun

Definition of higher education

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

Examples of higher education in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of higher education

1834


HIGHER EDUCATION Defined for English Language Learners

higher education

noun

Definition of higher education for English Language Learners

  • : education or learning at a college or university


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