subcollege

adjective sub·col·lege \ ˈsəb-ˌkä-lij \
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

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