- The definition of higher education is advanced learning, usually at the college level or beyond.
An example of higher education is getting your bachelor's degree.
This university is a place for higher education.
higher education definition by Webster's New World
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college or university education
higher education definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Education beyond the secondary level, especially education at the college or university level.