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

Examples of junior college in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An unheralded junior college transfer, Hutchinson leads ISU with 60 catches for 726 yards with four touchdowns. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Sneak peek: Can Oregon Ducks beat fifth straight ranked opponent, upset No. 10 Iowa State in Fiesta Bowl?," 28 Dec. 2020 Look for Tucker to mine for quickness off the edge from someone who can play right away, possibly a graduate or junior college transfer. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Prioritizing Michigan State football's biggest needs going into 2021 offseason," 9 Dec. 2020 The Clippers also added rookies Daniel Oturu, a 6-foot-10 center from Minnesota, and guard Jay Scrubb, the national junior college player of the year, in the second round via trades. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Five questions for the Clippers entering free agency," 19 Nov. 2020 Mickey Deutschman, long-time junior college and high school baseball coach, scout, and the driving force behind the semipro Barona Stars, died Wednesday night. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Man behind Barona Stars, long-time JC and prep coach dies," 25 Sep. 2020 Four-star junior college transfer Ronald Williams sustained a broken arm during practice last week and will at the very least miss the Crimson Tide’s season-opening game against Missouri, Nick Saban announced Monday. Matt Zenitz | Mzenitz@al.com, al, "Alabama reserve cornerback suffers arm injury," 21 Sep. 2020 Jackson is ranked No. 8 on 247Sports’ composite rankings of the top junior college wide receivers in the country. Brett Vito, Denton Record-Chronicle, "North Texas lands elite prospect Caleb Johnson to cap promising early signing class," 16 Dec. 2020 Barely recruited out of Catholic Central, Mulder shot 46.3% from 3-point range as a sophomore at Vincennes, a junior college powerhouse in southwestern Indiana, to land a scholarship offer from Kentucky. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Warriors’ Mychal Mulder knows the path he likely must follow to reach the NBA," 13 Dec. 2020 Tucker also has junior college tackle Brandon Baldwin, breaking from Dantonio’s aversion to juco players. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Prioritizing Michigan State football's biggest needs going into 2021 offseason," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of junior college

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Junior college.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junior%20college. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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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