junior college


Definition of junior college 

: an educational institution that offers two years of studies corresponding to those in the first two years of a four-year college and that often offers technical, vocational, and liberal studies to the adults of a community

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Going to a junior college allows him to be eligible for the draft for the next four years, set him up for a potential move to a larger Division I college or pursue a professional career. Paul Johnson, Aurora Beacon-News, "Marmion's Brandon McPherson is the Beacon-News Baseball Player of the Year," 27 June 2018 Sophomore Tanner Morgan and freshman Zack Annexstad appear the most likely candidates for the starting job, especially after sophomore Vic Viramontes announced his decision to transfer to a junior college. Matt Murschel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Rebuilding Minnesota is No. 74 in 2018 preseason college football rankings," 14 June 2018 Macchiocchi started his college career at Missouri then transferred to a junior college in southern Oklahoma (Murray State College). Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Full Steam ahead for some Cincinnati area college baseball players," 14 June 2018 According to WGXA, Harris is looking at junior colleges and NAIA programs. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Potential Auburn Walk-On Ineligible for NCAA Due to Prescribed Cannabis Oil," 25 May 2018 The slugging third baseman is headed for Rice, while the middle infielders will take their quick bats and sure-handed gloves to junior colleges. Adam Zuvanich, San Antonio Express-News, "Small-town Fredericksburg team big on talent," 23 May 2018 Coach Dennis Felton added prep wing players Seth Millner from Michigan and Dibaji Walker from Columbus, Ohio, along with junior college post player Jaalam Hill from Louisville, Kentucky by way of Southwestern Illinois Junior College. Elton Alexander, cleveland.com, "Cleveland State men's basketball lands three to start signing period," 11 Apr. 2018 But nearly seven months after suffering a thoracic spine fracture, the player who arrived in Corvallis last season boasting junior college All-American honors is ready to move forward. Danny Moran, OregonLive.com, "Jake Luton returns to practice, embracing competition to be Oregon State starting quarterback," 4 Apr. 2018 Baarns was scrappy enough to play baseball in junior college, and then at nearby Occidental College, which recruited him to play the infield. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, "The Allegory of the Baseball Broadcast Booth," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of junior college

1899, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of junior college

: a school that has two years of studies similar to those in the first two years of a four-year college

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