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

  1. 1(also community school) (in Britain) a secondary school that is open to adults from the local community as well as to its own students See related entries: Types of school
  2. 2(in the US) a college that is mainly for students from the local community and that offers programmes that are two years long, including programmes in practical skills. See related entries: Higher education institutions, Types of school
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: community college