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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 3 months ago

Why are schools not called schools anymore after high school but called universities and colleges?


And why does high school get the high before school on their name?

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  • 3 months ago
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    In the U.S., the term "school" is often used informally to refer to colleges and universities. And many graduate schools are officially known as schools, particularly Law Schools and Medical Schools. 

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  • Brian
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    3 months ago

    What else are you gonna call them?

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  • 3 months ago

    The term school includes any sort of educational institution, such as elementary school, trade school, grad school, etc. Even university undergrads & grad students often just say "school" instead of university, college, etc. Only specify type of school as necessary. Of course different types of schools have different names, different definitions, but the general term "school" is commonly used for all of them in conversation. College & university have different definitions, hence different appellations, but they are still schools.

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