DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COLLEGE AND A UNIVERSITY?
In the United States, the word school describes any place where people learn. You can call a college a school. You can even call a university a school. You can use the word school for any English language institute, undergraduate or graduate program, or secondary high school.
U.S. university or college follows after high school, or secondary school. A college in the U.S.A. is not a high school or secondary school. College and university programs begin in the thirteenth year of school, when a student is 17 or 18 years old or older. A two year college offers an associate’s degree, as well as certificates. A four-year college or university offers a bachelor’s degree. Programs that offer these degrees are called “undergraduate” schools.A “university” is a group of schools for studies after secondary school. At least one of these schools is a college where students receive a bachelor’s degree. However, students in the USA. prefer to use the word college rather than the word university when they talk about four-year undergraduate programs and the bachelor’s degree. They use phrases like,going to college and a college degree, when they talk about undergraduate programs at either a college or a university.Most colleges are separate schools. They are not located in a university