College FAQs:


Q: Were colleges established to educate the rural masses?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a college also?

A: Yes, as in the United Kingdom, used for a constituent semi-autonomous part of a larger university but generally organized on academic rather than residential lines.

Q: Are colleges not autonomous legal entities nor are they typically much involved in education itself?

A: Yes, and being primarily concerned with room, board, and social life.

Q: Is a college mainly used by private or independent secondary schools with Advanced Level and also Polytechnic Colleges which confer diplomas only?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a college an independent institution which prepares students to sit as external candidates at other universities or has the authority to run courses that lead to the degrees of those universities?

A: Yes.

Q: Are colleges the Royal College of Arts and Humanities?

A: Yes, and founded in Coimbra by King John III of Portugal in 1542.

Q: Were colleges founded there?

A: Yes, and Harvard grew and added higher faculties.

Q: Is a college the term more used to be synonymous to tertiary or higher education?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a college usually part of a university?

A: Yes, such colleges do not award degrees.

Q: Was a college ever founded, hence the curious position of Trinity College, Dublin today?

A: Yes, although both are usually considered one and the same, the University and College are completely distinct corporate entities with separate and parallel governing structures.

Q: Are colleges collegiate universities?

A: Yes.

Q: Are colleges located in different parts of a state and all of them are affiliated to a regional university?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a college once an independent institution, but later became federated with the University of Toronto, and is now one of its residential colleges?

A: Yes, In the case of Memorial University of Newfoundland, located in St.