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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Beard coached everywhere from junior college to the ABA to Division II McMurry University after serving as a student assistant under Tom Penders at Texas. John Marshall, The Seattle Times, "Virginia, Texas Tech give Final Four certain new look," 31 Mar. 2019 Malik Cameron, from Manchester High, committed to St. Joe’s after playing a year of junior college ball in Illinois. Dom Amore, courant.com, "Jim Calhoun's Young Players Get A Schooling In The Pro-Am," 11 July 2018 On Monday, Rice announced the addition of two graduate transfers and another player who will join from the junior college ranks. Glynn A. Hill, Houston Chronicle, "Rice football adds three transfers," 25 June 2018 And last Thursday the best junior college safety in the nation, Jaquan Brisker out of Lackawanna College, chose to play for the Nittany Lions. Katie Mcinerney, Philly.com, "Penn State picks up commitments from five-star linebacker, four-star cornerback," 21 May 2018 In the junior college ranks, Dennis ranked third nationally in the discus and fourth in the hammer throw at Coffeyville heading into the NJCAA national outdoor track meet this week in El Dorado, Kansas. Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Timber Creek shows its respect for a fallen Falcon | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018 Gray graduated from Pinson Valley High High School and went on to play at North Carolina State after a junior college stint. Carol Robinson, AL.com, "Pinson father, former Green Bay Packer, found shot to death in home," 1 May 2018 Sleep-Dalton worked as an electrician in his native Australia before his kicking gave him opportunities for junior college and now at ASU. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "ESPN anchor Barrie tells ASU graduating athletes how he learned Sun Devil way," 7 May 2018 Ian took to the football part of it immediately, immersing himself into the sport, bulking up and becoming one of the top junior college tight ends in the country. Jeff Zrebiec, baltimoresun.com, "A 'rose that grew out of concrete,' Baltimore native Ian Thomas traveled tough path to brink of NFL," 25 Apr. 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

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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