subcollege

adjective
sub·​col·​lege | \ ˈsəb-ˌkä-lij How to pronounce subcollege (audio) \
variants: or sub-college

Definition of subcollege

: occurring below the college level especially : of, relating to, or being post-secondary education to prepare students for college At St. Louis Community College, as at most community colleges, anyone can enroll. But those who test as unprepared for prime-time college work must take subcollege courses first—from a menu in reading, writing and mathematics. — Susan C. Thomson

First Known Use of subcollege

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Subcollege.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcollege. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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