What is college?

  • (noun): British slang for prison.
    See also — Additional definitions below

College

A college (Latin: collegium) is an educational institution or a constituent part of one. Usage of the word college varies in English-speaking nations. A college may be a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, an institution within a university, an institution offering vocational education, or a secondary school.

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St. John Fisher College - History
... John Fisher College was founded as a men's college in 1948 by the Basilian Fathers and with the aid of Father James E ... In 1968, the college became independent from the Catholic Church, and coeducational in 1971 ... John Fisher College with a $2 million grant to explore the feasibility of opening a law school in downtown Rochester ...
St. John Fisher College
... John Fisher College is a private liberal arts college located in Pittsford, New York, United States, an eastern suburb of Rochester ... Universities (DRU), which reflects the college's growth in the area of doctoral program offerings ...
David Eddings - Biography
... majoring in speech, drama and English at junior college ... He graduated with a BA from Reed College in 1954 and an MA from the University of Washington in 1961 ... He wrote a novel for a thesis at Reed College before being drafted into the U.S ...
College - Other Uses
... Examples are an electoral college, the College of Arms, a college of canons, and the College of Cardinals ... In the UK these include the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Physicians ... Examples in the United States include the American College of Physicians, the American College of Surgeons, and the American College of Dentists ...
European Centre For Medium-Range Weather Forecasts - Site
... Office College until Summer 2002, before the college was relocated to Exeter ahead of the move of the Met ... The land the Met Office College was on is now used by residential housing ...

More definitions of "college":

  • (noun): An institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university.
  • (noun): A complex of buildings in which a college is housed.
  • (noun): The body of faculty and students of a college.

Famous quotes containing the word college:

    I never went near the Wellesley College chapel in my four years there, but I am still amazed at the amount of Christian charity that school stuck us all with, a kind of glazed politeness in the face of boredom and stupidity. Tolerance, in the worst sense of the word.... How marvelous it would have been to go to a women’s college that encouraged impoliteness, that rewarded aggression, that encouraged argument.
    Nora Ephron (b. 1941)

    We talked about and that has always been a puzzle to me
    why American men think that success is everything
    when they know that eighty percent of them are not
    going to succeed more than to just keep going and why
    if they are not why do they not keep on being
    interested in the things that interested them when
    they were college men and why American men different
    from English men do not get more interesting as they
    get older.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    The only trouble here is they won’t let us study enough. They are so afraid we shall break down and you know the reputation of the College is at stake, for the question is, can girls get a college degree without ruining their health?
    Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)