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Post Secondary Education, Post secondary education in the US

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Post secondary Education, Post secondary education in the US

Post secondary education, also known as higher education, is the level of education that follows the successful completion of secondary education (often called high school).

Higher education includes universities and colleges, as well as trade and vocational schools. Higher education usually ends with a diploma, certificate or degree.

Post secondary education is not regulated by the federal government and is largely independent. Post secondary education is often diverse, as there are private and public institutions.

Some institutions are smaller and affiliated with religious organizations, while others may be secular, rural, urban, or suburban.

“Post secondary” simply means “college,” but can also include trade schools and other post-secondary programs that may not actually be college.

Higher Education meaning Higher Education = University/Undergraduate Level

Middle School meaning Middle School and High School

elementary school meaning elementary school


What is the definition of post secondary education?

It is education you receive after you have completed secondary education (10+2 system, in other words, after Year 12/Standard.)

Your diploma certificate, bachelor’s degree program, any professional program, undergraduate program or any other vocational program is included in postsecondary education.

In India, there are two subtypes of secondary education, secondary school (grades 6 to 8) and high school (grades 9 to 12).

So it is what you do after Year 12, eg Bachelor of Engineering, Diploma of Engineering, ITI programme, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science etc.

Hope this answer clears your doubts.


Why is Post secondary education important?

You can find a well-paying job without a 4-year degree. Everything from bus drivers to welders. $16 an hour to over $42 an hour.

Suggestion is to go to a 2 year technical school or other training institute and get whatever certification you can get, that way you will automatically get more because you will be able to do more

But some jobs require a certain minimum education. Teachers, doctors, lawyers, scientists, engineers, etc.

There are many websites that can give you good information on careers you may be considering, such as BLS.Gov. It will tell you what the salary is, minimum education, a summary of what and where the jobs are, and more.


What is Post secondary education in the US?

 In the United States, Post secondary education refers to high school, so post secondary refers to education after high school, such as non-degree certificate programs, community colleges (associate degrees), and colleges/universities (bachelor degrees).

The term is basically synonymous with higher education, with postsecondary and higher education being used more or less interchangeably.

For example, the state agency in New Hampshire is called the Commission on Postsecondary Education. Other states might call it the Higher Education Commission, etc.

Secondary education is usually junior high school (also called junior high school) through (high school).

Most counties have middle schools in grades six through eight, and a few include grade nine; high schools generally have grades nine through 12, successful completion of which is a high school diploma.

In the United States, kindergarten through fifth grade is called elementary or elementary school.

Post secondary education is after secondary school; it usually refers to a college or university. It can include 2-year degrees (AA, AS), four-year bachelor’s degrees (BA, BS), master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees.

Trade schools aren’t quite what it’s commonly believed to be, but they’re still technically higher education.

Mechanics, technology, chiropractors, cosmetology, truck drivers, or any other short-term school that goes directly into the field with little or no other academics involved.

It’s rare to extrapolate trade school in regular conversations with “post-secondary,” but it can happen.

I currently live in the UK, but what I know about US higher education is that it includes community colleges, state universities, and larger universities.

Students can take courses at a community college for two years and then transfer credits to another institution to complete a four-year degree. Perhaps American experts can provide more accurate information.

Post secondary or post secondary education refers to any academic or vocational course of study taken after completion of high school or GED. i.e. a college/university degree or training program for chef mechanic, plumber, electrician, hairdresser, medical assistant, upon completion will result in a certificate.

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