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Definition of "higher education" [higher education]

  • Education beyond the secondary level, especially education at the college or university level. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "higher education" in a sentence
  • "Political rightsMany of the landmark decisions about affirmative action in higher education are based on such issues as the value of diversity in the classroom, the nature of discrimination and disadvantage among those who might not gain admission to leading colleges and universities without the consideration of race, and the impact on white or Asian students of policies to consider race."
  • "By a curious quirk of ideology, because of their belief in professional freedom, Brazilian positivists abandoned their teaching positions, thus weakening both Brazilian higher education and the positivist movement."
  • "The experts in higher education laughed, clattered and nattered — the last in a dozen different languages."