university or college?

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  1. matherese profile image60
    mathereseposted 8 years ago

    What do you prefer would  you send your child to university or college?

    1. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      in our education system the cronology of education is school[10years]>college[2years]>university[5years]>bla bla bla...

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      Baileybearposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was under the impression college & university were the same thing - I thought college was US term for university.  So there's a difference?

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        There can be if your not from the US. College & University are different in Australia too.

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          Baileybearposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          In NZ, high school is often referred to as College

          1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
            Kangaroo_Jaseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            BB, I was thinking in the form of, in Australia,

            T.A.F.E. - Tertiary And Further Education Colleges being Australian Govt subsidized places of learning &

            University's being privatized places of learning.

            Don't know if they call senior high school colleges (they didn't certainly when I was in school), yet I have seen the 'names' of some high schools in the last 10-15 years becoming called 'colleges'.

    3. OpinionDuck profile image59
      OpinionDuckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would prefer a better education system geared to our current society, rather than ones based on Ancient Greece and Romans.

      The education system needs to be rebuilt from the ground up, from K through college.

      Formal education is overrated, and I don't say that because I don't have a formal education.

      I fact I have several degrees and over 250 semester units, so I say it from the trenches, formal education is overrated.

      For me the whole purpose of education is to get a job, and the graduates of formal education are way out of step with the real jobs that they will apply for.

      Industry and education must get closer together.

    4. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It depends on the student.  If your student is above average in high school then s/he will probably do well at university.  If the student is average or below then community college or trade school would be a better choice to start. 

      Personally, I was an average high school student, I joined the Army and went to University right after my service obligation.  That time spent in the Army made me more mature and disciplined and I was a 4.0 pre-law student all through university.

    5. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      it depends on the student first. some students will do better in a college before entering a university where higher degrees can be obtained.  some choose colleges first and then transfer to a university to complete their degrees.

      in some large universities, the separate schools of learning are referred to as colleges.

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 8 years ago

    I think you would need to ake it clearer what you are asking.  As mentioned in some countries college is high school, in some it is identical to university.  What exacrly do you mean the difference between the two to be?

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      Baileybearposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      technical college for trade?  But they offer degrees now

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    In Canada, after high school, we can choose between Community College and University. I chose College because I was learning a trade and I would be able to get a job after graduation. I took University courses later.

    I guess it depends what your child wants to do. If they want to be a lawyer or a doctor they need to go to University.

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      Baileybearposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I did a university science degree in NZ.  While interesting, it wasn't particularly useful career-wise, as NZ wasn't much into science

  4. lrohner profile image78
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    In the U.S., college and university are almost synonymous unless you're talking about a junior college or community college that doesn't offer more than a four-year degree. As a matter of fact, universities here are usually made up of a collection of small colleges.

    Take Yale University, for instance. Its undergraduate program is really Yale College, just one part of the university.

    Bottom line -- in the U.S. it's all about the school's programs and reputation and less about whether it's a college or university.

  5. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    Lets be honest - most university time is used by people who have absolutely no interest in being there - just a cop out for three/four years - I think every one should be in the army for two years and then offered the opportunity to go to university or the work place - I think people would appreciate their time at University/college if they realised the alternative smile

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    heathcliffshposted 8 years ago

    After completely 12th,mostly students want to go College Specially and I think,Colleges is best path but the students should go to University because Colleges is not right way for news generation.Thanking you. … e-cleanse/

  7. matherese profile image60
    mathereseposted 8 years ago

    In some countries students have two options those who want to be further their education would go to universities to become engineers, doctors, physicians, lawyers etc..

    As for those who are not interested in further education they choose to go to college where they will have a certificate not a degree eg "City and Guilds"  in electricity, plumbing, carpentry etc..

    However it is the responsibility of parents to guide their children about their future career.  Because I have a university degree I encourage every young person to go to university, but my friends who went to college say college is the best because you only study for 6 to 24months whereas university takes between 3 to 6 years and more.

    What is your view about this?

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    karenfreyposted 8 years ago

    At least in the US, the difference between ‘college’ and ‘university is limited to mere semantics, and is not significant enough to affect the value of the degree earned. A University is an umbrella institution which is comprised of several colleges/departments, while a college functions as a single unit. Beyond that there really isn’t much of a difference. Whether it’s a college or a university, what determines an institution’s value is accreditations, success rates, the quality of its undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and its ratings.

  9. Sneha Sunny profile image90
    Sneha Sunnyposted 8 years ago

    All the colleges are always under some university. An Institution is considered as an University when various different colleges is opened by the institution like college for medicine, engineering, law, general degree etc. But a college is a single unit of a university. Like college of law, that comprises a single subject, that is law..


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