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tertiary education
▪ Enhance study skills in preparation for tertiary education 3.
▪ Few of our parents had reached any form of tertiary education.
▪ First, there seems at present less to complain about in most of our primary schools than in secondary or tertiary education.
▪ It would be aimed not only at those intending to continue to tertiary education but to all pupils.
▪ The only thing about tertiary education on which everyone agrees is that it is a mess.
▪ This leads immediately to an estimate of about 360,000 heavily employed trainers needed in addition to school, college and tertiary education staff.
tertiary education

n. higher education

Tertiary education

Tertiary education, also referred to as 'third stage, third level, and post-secondary education,' is the educational level following the completion of a school providing a secondary education. The World Bank, for example, defines tertiary education as including universities as well as institutions that teach specific capacities of higher learning such as colleges, technical training institutes, community colleges, nursing schools, research laboratories, centers of excellence, and distance learning centers. Higher education is taken to include undergraduate and postgraduate education, while vocational education and training beyond secondary education is known as further education in the United Kingdom, or continuing education in the United States.

Tertiary education generally culminates in the receipt of certificates, diplomas, or academic degrees.

Usage examples of "tertiary education".

A good tertiary education teaches you how to find out what you don't know.

A good tertiary education teaches you how to fend out what you don't know.