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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After attending a junior college, Minter earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and made her way to New York. Robin Pogrebin, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2023 The Horned Frogs added seven runs over the eighth and ninth innings against right-handers Dylan Carter and Cooper Dossett. Carter, who redshirted last season after transferring from junior college, pitched in his first game for Arkansas. Frankie Frisco, Arkansas Online, 19 Feb. 2023 Next up: junior college, where he was set to play basketball again. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 23 Jan. 2023 Young, who transferred from a junior college, played 13 snaps against Bethune-Cookman but has not played at receiver since. Adam Lichtenstein, Sun Sentinel, 21 Sep. 2022 Bushling came from a California junior college. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 7 June 2022 Cubie went from being an Illinois All-State basketball player with a scholarship to a junior college, to an inmate without the hope of parole. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 25 Apr. 2022 Saban also offered praise for junior college transfer Malik Benson and sophomore Isaiah Bond. Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, 8 Apr. 2023 So far, Adair has landed commitments from forwards Marina Radocaj and Mallory Miller, and junior college transfer Hanna Miller for next season. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 8 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of junior college was in 1899

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“Junior college.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junior%20college. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

Kids Definition

junior college

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

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