post·​sec·​ond·​ary ˌpōst-ˈse-kən-ˌder-ē How to pronounce postsecondary (audio)
: of, relating to, or being education following secondary school
postsecondary education
The country has a rich infrastructure of 4,500 public and private postsecondary institutions with a high regard for academic freedom.Lee Lawrence

Examples of postsecondary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The demand for a college education is going up – at the same time government funding for postsecondary education is on the decline, according to Bankrate. USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2024 The book, released in November, is edited by Angela M. Locks, Deborah Faye Carter and Rocío Mendoza, educators and scholars in the field of postsecondary education. Alex Zaragoza, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2024 As a result, the average American worker must spend more time and money pursuing postsecondary education for a salary that does not rise at a commensurate rate. Preston Cooper, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Some kinds of postsecondary education institutions and credentials are far more likely to result in students failing to achieve even minimal economic benchmarks, a new HEA group analysis finds. Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for postsecondary 

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postsecondary was in 1920

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“Postsecondary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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