Definition of higher education in US English:

higher education


  • Education beyond high school, especially at a college or university.

    • ‘Student debt is set to remain an obstacle to widening access to higher education, research suggests.’
    • ‘He encourages them to study and hopes that they will go on to higher education.’
    • ‘The rest of the developed world is placing an absolute premium on higher education.’
    • ‘The government and the heads of elite universities argue that more money is needed to fund higher education.’
    • ‘The number of pupils from his school entering higher education has doubled in a year.’


higher education

/ˈhī(ə)r ˌejəˈkāSHən//ˈhaɪ(ə)r ˌɛdʒəˈkeɪʃən/