Roger Mills wrote, quoting myself: > >I know that 'professor' in American English doesn't mean 'the head of a > >university department' which is the meaning elsewhere ... and I know that > >'college' is used to mean what I would call 'university' ... > > Not necessarily.... In common usage, "college" can refer to any institution > of higher learning-- from a 2-year "Community College" to a 4-year "College" > leading to a Bachelor's degree (some do offer graduate work toward an MA in > some fields), to a full fledged University that offers Bachelors, MA and PhD > in almost all fields. Whereas here the word 'college' covers two main areas - (1) those private school-level institutions that offer in-house accommodation to students. (2) various tertiary institutions that don't qualify as a university. - with (1) being what most people think of when they hear the word. -- web. | Here and there I like to preserve a few islands of sanity netyp.com/ | within the vast sea of absurdity which is my mind. member/ | After all, you can't survive as an eight foot tall dragon | flesh eating dragon if you've got no concept of reality.