Meaning of “college” - Learner’s Dictionary

college

noun uk us /ˈkɒlɪdʒ/
EDUCATION [ C, U ] UK

A2 a place where students are educated when they are between 16 and 18 years old, or after they have finished school:

a sixth-form college
a teacher-training college
UNIVERSITY [ C, U ] US

a place where students, between 18 and 22 years old, are educated and receive a bachelor's degree (= type of qualification)

PART OF UNIVERSITY [ C ]

a part of a university that has its own teachers and students:

Cambridge/Oxford colleges
→ See also community college , junior college

a place that gives degrees (= type of qualification) in a particular subject:

Royal Agricultural College

(Definition of “college” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)