What is college?

  • (noun): A complex of buildings in which a college is housed.
    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 ... Examples in the United States include the American College of Physicians, the American College of Surgeons, and the American College of Dentists ...
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 ...
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 ... Research Universities (DRU), which reflects the college's growth in the area of doctoral program offerings ...

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): The body of faculty and students of a college.

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