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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Smith, a junior college transfer and former five-star LSU signee, is among the talented reinforcements. Genaro C. Armas, The Seattle Times, "COLLEGE FOOTBALL ’18: Key transfers from Big House to Bayou," 6 Aug. 2018 Then came competition, a different group of civic leaders who gained a charter to organize the University of Kansas City, more or less a secular junior college. Darryl Levings, kansascity, "Before UMKC, there were dreams of a Lincoln and Lee university," 15 June 2018 The 6-6 forward wound up at Northwest Florida State junior college and was productive, then began his career at Oregon as a redshirt sophomore. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Eighteen standout players coached by departing Cedarburg boys basketball coach Tom Diener," 17 May 2018 Champaign will be the fourth college stop for De La Rosa, who played the last two seasons at Kent State after originally signing with St. John’s in 2014 and redshirting, then spending one year in junior college. Shannon Ryan, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois signs 7-foot graduate transfer Adonis De La Rosa from Kent State: report," 2 July 2018 McGinnis began his career at Miami before moving to junior college, then Indiana. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Looking at IU football's post-spring depth chart," 6 June 2018 In 2005, while in junior college, he was taken in the 26th round. Ed Barkowitz, Philly.com, "Where Phillies, MLB leaders were drafted," 3 June 2018 Riley Ferguson Here’s a recent graduate from the Group of Five ranks: Ferguson started off at Tennessee and vied for the starting job in 2013 and 2014 before heading to junior college. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "10 college quarterback transfers who found success in their new homes," 22 May 2018 Butler is originally from Mississippi and went to junior college for two years before winding up at UWA, which is among the most-obscure of the football-playing colleges and universities in the state. Creg Stephenson, AL.com, "AL.com All-Access: Not much for in-state fans to cheer for in this year's Super Bowl," 30 Jan. 2018

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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junior college

noun

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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