(1)   A complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed
(2)   British slang for prison
(3)   The body of faculty and students of a college
(4)   An institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university


From , from .


  1. An institution of [further education] at an intermediate level (in the UK, typically teaching those aged 16 to 19); sixth form.
  2. An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).
  3. A secondary school (Eton College).
  4. A non-specialized, semi-autonomous division of a university, with its own faculty, departments, library, etc (Pembroke College, Cambridge; Balliol College, Oxford; University College London).
  5. A residential hall of a university, which may be independent or have its own tutors but is not involved in teaching.
  6. (Loosely) Any institution of higher education.
  7. An institution of higher education teaching undergraduates and/or graduates. Nearly synonymous with university, with less emphasis on research and may, or may not, have graduate or doctoral programs.
  8. A specialized division of a university (College of Engineering).