Junior or community college
Junior or community college means an institution of higher education that -
(i) Admits as regular students persons who are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in the State in which the institution is located and who have the ability to benefit from the training offered by the institution;
(ii) Does not provide an educational program for which it awards a bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree; and
(iii) Provides an educational program of not less than 2 years that is acceptable for full credit toward such a degree; or offers a 2-year program in engineering, mathematics, or the physical or biological sciences, designed to prepare a student to work as a technician or at the semiprofessional level in engineering, scientific, or other technological fields requiring the understanding and application of basic engineering, scientific, or mathematical principles of knowledge.
34 CFR § 608.4
General definitions. The following terms used in this part are defined in 2 CFR part 200, subpart A, or 34 CFR 77.1: