Definition of junior college noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


junior college

BrE BrE//ˌdʒuːniə ˈkɒlɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒuːniər ˈkɑːlɪdʒ//
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(in the US) a college that offers programmes that are two years long. Some students go to a university or a college offering four-year programmes after they have finished studying at a junior college. Culture Students receive an 'associate degree' when they successfully complete their studies. They can then move on to a four-year college or university for a bachelor's degree. Junior colleges help many students who could not otherwise go to college, because they are cheaper than other colleges and accept students with fewer or lower qualifications.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: junior college