higher education

noun
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of higher education

: 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.

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First Known Use of higher education

1834

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Definition of higher education for English Language Learners

  • : education or learning at a college or university


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