History and aspirations. As Arvin Chang says, they can be used interchangeably, although I (more). Eric Vene, Biology PhD Candidate. Written Oct 19.
What is the difference between a school, college and university in U.S. university or college follows after high school, or secondary school.
What is the difference between University vs college vs academy vs institute vs community college? What are degrees people can get (in order)?. This question doesn't seem to make sense. This categorization does not hold outside the United States, and even within the US represents a great oversimplification. In Britain one might say, "When I was at university. Each one is it's own degree granting institution. It's quite possible I tend to favour college purely because of "inverse snobbery". In this case, school-leavers can attend a Sixth Form College to study for A-levels. Anybody can ask a question.