postsecondary

adjective

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But much of what ails American postsecondary education can be boiled down to uninformed buyers. Ryan Craig, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 The foundation gave out $150,000 last year, making sure each of the county’s 57 graduates who were pursuing a postsecondary education received a scholarship. Nick Fouriezos, USA TODAY, 4 Nov. 2022 Selecting a postsecondary education program – or any education or training program – is a process beset by asymmetric information. Ryan Craig, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 The state recognized each school for prioritizing the completion of high-value postsecondary credentials for graduating seniors by providing free tuition, fees, books and other expenses. Chicago Tribune, 15 Sep. 2022 Nationwide, the number of postsecondary institutions with culinary programs dropped by 20.5 percent between 2017 and 2020, from 264 to 210, according to the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. Allison Salerno, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Sep. 2022 Nationwide, the number of postsecondary institutions with culinary programs dropped by 20.5 percent between 2017 and 2020, from 264 to 210, according to the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. Allison Salerno, Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2022 The district has cut in half its racial achievement gap for postsecondary readiness over the past five years, Pollio said. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, 18 Oct. 2022 This will help the state achieve ambitious goals of two million North Carolinians have a high-quality credential or a postsecondary degree by 2030. Tom Vander Ark, Forbes, 12 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postsecondary was in 1920

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“Postsecondary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postsecondary. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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