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higher education

noun
1.
education beyond high school, specifically that provided by colleges and graduate schools, and professional schools.
Also called higher learning.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • 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.
  • In the field of higher education the middle half-century was one of great activity and advance.
  • The past few years have seen a race on-line by higher education.
  • Parents have begun to get higher education for themselves, which raises their expectations for their kids.
  • Most important, they spend lavishly on research and development and higher education.
  • According to that logic, there's no point in peer review or having major scientific bodies or even higher education.
  • For-profit colleges didn't invent higher education lobbying.
British Dictionary definitions for higher education

higher education

noun
1.
education and training at colleges, universities, polytechnics, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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