College

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A college (Latin: collegium) is an educational institution or a constituent part of one.wikipedia
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Academic degree

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A college may be a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, a part of a collegiate or federal university, an institution offering vocational education, or a secondary school.
An academic degree is a qualification awarded to students upon successful completion of a course of study in higher education, usually at a college or university.

University system

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A college (Latin: collegium) is an educational institution or a constituent part of one.
A university system is a set of multiple, affiliated universities and colleges that are usually geographically distributed.

Collegiate university

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A college may be a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, a part of a collegiate or federal university, an institution offering vocational education, or a secondary school. In higher education, a college is normally a provider that does not hold university status, although it can also refer to a constituent part of a collegiate or federal university or a grouping of academic faculties or departments within a university.
A collegiate university is a university in which functions are divided between a central administration and a number of constituent colleges.

Liberal arts college

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A liberal arts college or liberal arts institution of higher education is a college with an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences.

Tertiary education

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A college may be a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, a part of a collegiate or federal university, an institution offering vocational education, or a secondary school. These are post-secondary institutions granting certificates, diplomas, associate's degree, and in some cases bachelor's degrees.
The World Bank, for example, defines tertiary education as including universities as well as trade schools and colleges.

Junior college

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In Singapore and India, this is known as a junior college.
A junior college is a post-secondary educational institution offering vocational training designed to prepare students for either skilled trades and technical occupations and workers in support roles in professions such as engineering, accountancy, business administration, nursing, medicine, architecture, and criminology or for additional education at another college with more advanced academic material.

Educational institution

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A college (Latin: collegium) is an educational institution or a constituent part of one.

University college

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Referring to parts of a university, there are residential colleges which provide residence for students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, called university colleges.
In a number of countries, a university college is a college institution that provides tertiary education but does not have full or independent university status.

Affiliated school

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The term college also applies to distinct entities that formally act as an affiliated institution of the university, formally referred to as federated college, or affiliated colleges.
While a university may have one or several affiliated colleges, it is not necessarily a collegiate university, which is a union or federation of semi-autonomous colleges.

University of Toronto

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Examples of collegiate universities in Canada include Trent University, and the University of Toronto.
As a collegiate university, it comprises eleven colleges each with substantial autonomy on financial and institutional affairs and significant differences in character and history.

Comparison of American and British English

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In the United States, "college" may refer to a constituent part of a university or to a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, but generally "college" and "university" are used interchangeably, whereas in the United Kingdom, Oceania, South Asia, Southern Africa, most of Europe and Africa, and Canada, "college" may refer to a secondary or high school, a college of further education, a training institution that awards trade qualifications, a higher education provider that does not have university status (often without its own degree-awarding powers), or a constituent part of a university (See this comparison of British and American English educational terminology for further information).
(See a full international discussion of the various meanings at college.) In the US, it refers to a post-high school institution that grants either associate's or bachelor's degrees, and in the UK, it refers to any post-secondary institution that is not a university (including sixth form college after the name in secondary education for years 12 and 13, the sixth form) where intermediary courses such as A levels or NVQs can be taken and GCSE courses can be retaken.

St. John's College, University of Hong Kong

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In Hong Kong, the term 'college' is used by tertiary institutions as either part of their names or to refer to a constituent part of the university, such as the colleges in the collegiate The Chinese University of Hong Kong; or to a residence hall of a university, such as St. John's College, University of Hong Kong.
St. John’s College is an Anglican college affiliated to the University of Hong Kong, which provides accommodation to undergraduates and postgraduates.

Bachelor's degree

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These are post-secondary institutions granting certificates, diplomas, associate's degree, and in some cases bachelor's degrees.
Universities, colleges, and institutions of higher learning provide the bachelor's degree, called 'haksa' .

New South Wales

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In New South Wales, some high schools, especially multi-campus schools resulting from mergers, are known as "secondary colleges".
Secondary colleges are secondary schools which only cater for years 11 and 12.

Australian Capital Territory

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In Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory, "college" refers to the final two years of high school (years 11 and 12), and the institutions which provide this.
The ACT public education system schooling is normally split up into Pre-School, Primary School (K-6), High School (7–10) and College (11–12) followed by studies at university or CIT (Canberra Institute of Technology).

Institute of technology

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Institutions offering diplomas are called "polytechnics", while other institutions are often referred to as "institutes" and so forth.
An institute of technology (also referred to as: technological university, technical university, university of technology, technological educational institute, technical college, polytechnic university or just polytechnic, tech) is a type of university or college that specializes in engineering, technology, applied science, and natural sciences.

Faculty (division)

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In higher education, a college is normally a provider that does not hold university status, although it can also refer to a constituent part of a collegiate or federal university or a grouping of academic faculties or departments within a university.
A faculty is a division within a university or college comprising one subject area or a group of related subject areas, possibly also delimited by level (e.g. undergraduate).

AMA Computer University

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In the Philippines, colleges usually refer to institutions of learning that grant degrees but whose scholastic fields are not as diverse as that of a university (University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Far Eastern University, and AMA University), such as the San Beda College which specializes in law, AMA Computer College whose campuses are spread all over the Philippines which specializes in information and computing technologies, and the Mapúa Institute of Technology which specializes in engineering, or to component units within universities that do not grant degrees but rather facilitate the instruction of a particular field, such as a College of Science and College of Engineering, among many other colleges of the University of the Philippines.
The Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) did not accredit other AMA campuses to use the title "University" and only permitted to use the title of "College" or "Institute" as these campuses have not met the requirements needed by the Philippine academic regulatory body.

Newcastle College

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Traditionally the distinction between colleges and universities was that colleges did not award degrees while universities did, but this is no longer the case with NCG having gained taught degree awarding powers (the same as some universities) on behalf of its colleges, and many of the colleges of the University of London holding full degree awarding powers and being effectively universities.
Newcastle College is a further education and higher education college in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England.

Secondary education

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Presently in Portugal, the term colégio (college) is normally used as a generic reference to a private (non-government) school that provides from basic to secondary education.
Secondary schools may also be called academies, colleges, gymnasiums, high schools, lyceums, middle schools, preparatory schools, sixth-form colleges, upper schools, or vocational schools, among other names.

University of the Highlands and Islands

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The legal status of these colleges also varies widely, with University of London colleges being independent corporations and recognised bodies, Oxbridge colleges, colleges of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and some Durham colleges being independent corporations and listed bodies, most Durham colleges being owned by the university but still listed bodies, and those of other collegiate universities not having formal recognition.
The University of the Highlands and Islands (Oilthigh na Gàidhealtachd agus nan Eilean) is a tertiary university composed of Academic Partners which are the 13 colleges and research institutions in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland delivering higher education.

Royal Military College of Canada

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The Royal Military College of Canada is a military college which trains officers for the Canadian Armed Forces.

Associate degree

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These are post-secondary institutions granting certificates, diplomas, associate's degree, and in some cases bachelor's degrees.
In the United States, associate degrees are usually earned in two years or more and can be attained at community colleges, technical colleges, vocational schools, and some colleges, as well as at some universities.

Collegiate institute

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In a number of Canadian cities, many government-run secondary schools are called "collegiates" or "collegiate institutes" (C.I.), a complicated form of the word "college" which avoids the usual "post-secondary" connotation.
Collegiate institutes in the United States were, for the most part, colleges, and even the first name of Yale University when founded in 1701 was a similar-sounding Collegiate School.

Graduate school

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Often, these are entirely undergraduate institutions, although some have graduate school programs.
At the Ph.D. level, though, it is quite common to take courses from a wider range of study, for which some fixed portion of coursework, sometimes known as a residency, is typically required to be taken from outside the department and college of the degree-seeking candidate, to broaden the research abilities of the student.