For nine years straight, every graduate of Ferguson has been accepted into college.
Yet students pay tuitions much higher than that of other graduate programs.
On weeknights, our customers were often businessmen, professors, and Harvard graduate students.
early 15c., "one who holds a degree" (with man; as a stand-alone noun from mid-15c.), from Medieval Latin graduatus, past participle of graduari "to take a degree," from Latin gradus "step, grade" (see grade). As an adjective, from late 15c.
early 15c., "to confer a university degree upon," from Medieval Latin graduatus (see graduate (n.)). Intransitive sense from 1807. Related: Graduated; graduating.