a junior college established to serve a certain community and sometimes supported in part by it, often emphasizing career, rather than academic, programs
A junior college without residential facilities that is often funded by the government.
(plural community colleges)
- (US) An educational institution providing college education granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates' degrees, but not higher level degrees. The name derives from the fact that community colleges primarily attract and accept students from the local community, and are often supported by the local community through property taxes. A junior college.
- (UK) A secondary school, usually offering extended services of some sort.
- attributive form of community college
- community-college employee