higher education

education beyond high school, specifically that provided by colleges and graduate schools, and professional schools.
Also called higher learning.


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higher education
education and training at colleges, universities, polytechnics, etc

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Example sentences
Access to higher education remains severely restricted throughout the
  developing world.
Always a little slow to adapt, higher education began this year to explore the
  academic uses of smartphones and tablets.
The price of leadership continues to rise in higher education, particularly in
  terms of presidential pay at public universities.
Their primary purpose: to provide traditional higher education.
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