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 In Northern California, teams tend to skew older, using junior college and college players. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2024 For college, 63% of Hoosiers completed some post-secondary education, including vocational/technical schools, junior colleges or four-year colleges, compared to 68% nationally. Marina Johnson, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Mar. 2024 Adams, a junior college transfer from Ajax, Ontario, is a versatile and agile guard with tackle flex. Pat Leonard, New York Daily News, 31 Jan. 2024 Rams Eddie Meador, Rams defensive star who missed out on Hall of Fame, dies at 86 Sept. 6, 2023 The kid from Compton who’d bounced around four high schools, a junior college and a Division II program was a second-round pick of the reigning Super Bowl champions. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for junior college 

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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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 21 Jun. 2024.

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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