higher learning

noun

Definition of higher learning 

: education, learning, or scholarship on the collegiate or university level

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Does a four-year stint at a citadel of higher learning teach us to think, rather than just to get and spend? James Atlas, Town & Country, "Is a College Education Even Worth It Anymore?," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of higher learning

1826, in the meaning defined above

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higher learning

noun

English Language Learners Definition of higher learning

: education or learning at a college or university

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