Learner's definition of COLLEGE
1 : a school in the U.S. that you go to after high school : a school that offers courses leading to a degree (such as a bachelor's degree or an associate's degree)
She teaches art at a local college.
He graduated from one of the country's best colleges.
She attended a business college.
— often used before another noun
He attended college for several years, but didn't graduate.
She dropped out of college.
Where did you go to college? [=what college did you attend?]
I went to Mount Holyoke College.
When I was a junior in college, I spent a semester in Spain.
He is a college graduate.
She was the first in her family to get a college education.
a college campus
college athletic programs
2 [count] : a part of an American university that offers courses in a specified subject — often + of 3 a : a school in Britain that offers advanced training in a specified subject
[noncount] b [count] : a separate part of a large British university where students live and take courses
4 [count], formal : an organized group of people who have similar jobs or interests