non·​col·​lege ˌnän-ˈkä-lij How to pronounce noncollege (audio)
: not of, relating to, or associated with a college
a noncollege group
noncollege graduates [=people who are not college graduates]

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And as the New York Times’s Nate Cohn argued persuasively that year, noncollege whites are a significantly larger share of the electorate than exit polls have indicated—even if their numbers are slowly declining. Michael Barone, WSJ, 2 Feb. 2020 How could a noncollege track be made more attractive? Oren Cass, WSJ, 17 May 2018 In 1991, 27% of good jobs open to noncollege workers were in manufacturing; by 2015, the proportion had fallen to 16%; that share may fall further as employers reduce labor costs through globalization and automation. Lauren Weber, WSJ, 26 July 2017 In 1991, 27% of good jobs open to noncollege workers were in manufacturing Lauren Weber, WSJ, 26 July 2017 Only 27% of noncollege whites favor a total repeal of ObamaCare. William A. Galston, WSJ, 16 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncollege was in 1858

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Cite this Entry

“Noncollege.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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