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What is Higher Education?

What is Higher Education?
Higher Education is a term that refers to colleges, universities, and any education beyond high school that leads to a certificate or a college degree.

Higher Education is also referred to as post-secondary education or shortened to Higher Ed.


What is a community college?
Community College is a two-year college that serves the residents of a local or regional area.


What is a university?
A university is an institution of higher learning that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs.


What is an applied technology college?
Applied Technology Colleges (ATC) are colleges that prepare technically skilled workers in specific occupations that generally do not require an associate or advanced degree.

Find the version of this article in Spanish here: ¿Qué es la Educación Superior?


     

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