tertiary education

noun

formal, chiefly British
: education at the college or university level

Examples of tertiary education in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This stands in glaring contrast with the faster-growing economies of Brazil and India, in which laborers with a tertiary education account for less than 10 percent of the workforce. Masoud Movahed, Foreign Affairs, 22 Nov. 2015 But now, tertiary education sees more women than men, and female literacy rates have made notable strides. Karishma Mehrotra, Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2023 Also at risk are women and girls, who are banned from obtaining secondary and tertiary education, working in many escorts and other aspects of daily life because of policies in place in Afghanistan, by Taliban leaders. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 29 Oct. 2023 The reform directions outlined by the white paper will guide current and future policy work, including the government's migration strategy and investing in the skills and tertiary education sectors. Fox News, 22 Sep. 2023 At the University of Eswatini, one of the country’s top tertiary education institutions, twice as many men are enrolled in sciences as women. Nokukhanya Musi, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Aug. 2023

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“Tertiary education.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tertiary%20education. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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