A college (Latin: collegium) is an educational institution or a constituent part of one. Usage of the word college varies in English-speaking nations. A college may be a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, an institution within a university, an institution offering vocational education, or a secondary school.
In the United States and Ireland, “college” and “university” are loosely interchangeable, whereas in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and other Commonwealth nations, “college” may refer to a secondary or high school, a college of further education, a training institution that awards trade qualifications, or a constituent part of a university. (See this comparison of British and American English educational terminology for further information.)
In ancient Rome a collegium was a club or society, a group of persons living together, under a common set of rules (con- = “together” + leg- = “law” or lego = “I choose”).
There are secondary schools that have “college”…