higher education


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.
Recent Examples on the Web There’s a lack of minority faculty in higher education, including Black women, Benson said. Billy Jean Louis, baltimoresun.com, 4 Jan. 2022 Decades ago, when South Korea lacked everything from food to cash, sons were more likely to be enrolled in higher education. New York Times, 1 Jan. 2022 Decades ago, when South Korea lacked everything from food to cash, sons were more likely to be enrolled in higher education. Choe Sang-hun, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Jan. 2022 One of the most underappreciated policy changes in higher education the past five years was the gigantic giveaway from the Trump administration to for-profit colleges. Derek Newton, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Some of these distortions in higher education might have been avoided with wiser policy, but other challenges are mostly beyond its influence. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 28 Dec. 2021 This issue brings to light the great deception in higher education. WSJ, 24 Dec. 2021 Stivers also told The Courier Journal a professional search firm with experience in higher education should conduct the search. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, 10 Dec. 2021 Philanthropic records in higher education can be difficult to track because of inflation and the often secretive nature of donations. Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of higher education

1834, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jan 2022

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“Higher education.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/higher%20education. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of higher education

: education or learning at a college or university

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