junior college

noun

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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Recent Examples on the Web Arnold, in his second season as associate head coach, was a successful junior college coach at Odessa, Texas. Dom Amore, courant.com, "UConn men’s basketball vs. Iona: time, how to watch, broadcasters, preview," 4 Dec. 2019 His junior college ties would be a plus at Missouri, too. John Talty | Jtalty@al.com, al, "Ranking the 3 open SEC jobs and best fits for each," 2 Dec. 2019 In late November 1993, five days before Tom would quarterback Palomar College to a 27-25 win over City College of San Francisco to clinch the national junior college championship, Al was fired at San Diego State. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "Football family: ASU's Al Luginbill set course for his son Tom to become ESPN star," 28 Nov. 2019 Jill talked about how her mom integrated a junior college in Mississippi in the unforgiving 1960s and leaving the South as a teenager for the culture shock of a New England boarding school. Byron Mccauley, Cincinnati.com, "Hello, neighbor. The soup was good, connecting was best.," 27 Nov. 2019 Penn State: The Nittany Lions' class is headlined by junior college star Valdir Manual, who picked Penn State over the likes of Memphis, Seton Hall and others. 7. Matthew Bain, Detroit Free Press, "Big Ten signing day breakdown: Michigan basketball has conference's top 2020 class," 13 Nov. 2019 Clark, who is a dean of students at Winter Springs, also coached the Seminole State College men’s team to a Florida junior college state title on Oct. 25 at the same Tallahassee course. Buddy Collings, orlandosentinel.com, "FHSAA cross country state champs include Winter Springs girls, Sinkenesh Parker," 9 Nov. 2019 South Alabama has 2020 commitments from high school forwards Zondrick Garrett (Oxford), Jamal West (Baltimore, Md./Dunbar) and Caleb White (Metairie, La./Crescent City Christian), as well as junior college guard David Walker (Casper College). Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "South Alabama basketball gets 2021 commitment from Tennessee forward Alex Anderson," 8 Oct. 2019 Thomas Hamler, a junior college player back in his day, trained his son at an early age. Ross Dellenger, SI.com, "Meet KJ Hamler, Penn State's Brash and Blistering Emerging Star," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of junior college

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Junior college.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junior%20college. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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junior college

noun

English Language Learners Definition of junior college

US : 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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