What is college?

  • (noun): The body of faculty and students of a college.
    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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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 ... 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 ...
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 ... News World Report among the Doctoral Research Universities (DRU), which reflects the college's growth in the area of doctoral program offerings ...
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 ...
David Eddings - Biography
1949, he worked for a year before 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 ...

More definitions of "college":

  • (noun): An institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university.
  • (noun): British slang for prison.
  • (noun): A complex of buildings in which a college is housed.

Famous quotes containing the word college:

    [B]y going to the College [William and Mary] I shall get a more universal Acquaintance, which may hereafter be serviceable to me; and I suppose I can pursue my Studies in the Greek and Latin as well there as here, and likewise learn something of the Mathematics.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    The mode of founding a college is, commonly, to get up a subscription of dollars and cents, and then, following blindly the principles of a division of labor to its extreme,—a principle which should never be followed but with circumspection,—to call in a contractor who makes this a subject of speculation,... and for these oversights successive generations have to pay.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    In looking back over the college careers of those who for various reasons have been prominent in undergraduate life ... one cannot help noticing that these men have nearly always shown from the start an interest in the lives of their fellow students. A large acquaintance means that many persons are dependent on a man and conversely that he himself is dependent on many. Success necessarily means larger responsibilities, and responsibilities mean many friends.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)