community college

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community college ‎(plural community colleges)

  1. (US) An educational institution providing college education granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates' degrees, but not higher level degrees. The name derives from the fact that community colleges primarily attract and accept students from the local community, and are often supported by the local community through property taxes. A junior college.
  2. (Britain) A secondary school, usually offering extended services of some sort.