- a collegiate institution offering courses only through the first one or two years of college instruction and granting a certificate of title instead of a degree.
- a division of a college, university, or university system offering general courses during the first two years of instruction or fulfilling administrative duties applicable to freshmen and sophomores.
noun US and Canadian
- an educational establishment providing a two-year course that either terminates with an associate degree or is the equivalent of the freshman and sophomore years of a four-year undergraduate course
- the junior section of a college or university