|Origin:||Latin collegium 'society', from collega; COLLEAGUE|
col‧lege S1 W2
a school for advanced education, especially in a particular profession or skill:
specialized education[uncountable and countable]
a teacher training college
the London College of Fashion
Donna left school and went to art college.
at college➔ sixth form college
We were great friends when we were at college.
a large school where you can study after high school and get a degree [= university British English] ➔ community college, junior college
us university[uncountable and countable] American English
Some people who want to go to college still can't get there.
Fran just finished her freshman year in college.
a decline in the number of college students studying history
one of the groups of teachers and students that form a separate part of some universities, especially in Britain:
part of a university[countable]
Trinity College, Cambridge
the students and teachers of one of these organizations
students and teachers[C also + plural verb British English]
a group of people who have special rights, duties, or powers within a profession or organization:
the American College of Surgeons
a word used in the name of some large schools, especially public schools