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 the term more used to be synonymous to tertiary or higher education?

A: Yes.

Q: Are colleges institutions providing further education to students over 16?

A: Yes.

Q: Were colleges founded there?

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

Q: Are colleges empowered to establish their own syllabus, and conduct and assess their own examinations?

A: Yes, in non-autonomous colleges, examinations are conducted by the university, at the same time for all colleges under its affiliation.

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: Are colleges the Royal College of Arts and Humanities?

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

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.

Q: Are colleges treated as independent providers?

A: Yes, and colleges of Oxford, Cambridge, Durham and UHI are treated as locations within the universities that can be selected by specifying a 'campus code' in addition to selecting the university, and colleges of other universities are not recognised.

Q: Is a college a protected title that can only be used with permission?

A: Yes, although note that University College London, University College, Oxford and University College, Durham are colleges within their respective universities and not university colleges , while University College Birmingham is a university in its own right and also not a university college.

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: Is a college an independent institution with the power to award taught degrees?

A: Yes, but which has not been granted university status.

Q: Is a college normally a provider that does not hold university status?

A: Yes, although it can also refer to a constituent part of a collegiate or federal university or a grouping of academic faculties or departments within a university.