A collegian is a student at a college or university. It could also be a former college student: in other words, an alumnus.

Are you a high school student? If so, you're not a collegian, which is a word for someone who is enrolled at a college (or is a graduate). People who go to universities are also called collegians: the key part is that you're part of higher education. If you dropped out of college, you probably wouldn’t call yourself a collegian. This word suggests you are getting or have received a college degree.

Definitions of collegian

n a student (or former student) at a college or university

college boy, college man
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college student, university student
a student enrolled in a college or university
grad student, graduate student, postgraduate
a student who continues studies after graduation
undergrad, undergraduate
a university student who has not yet received a first degree
co-ed, college girl
a female student at a coeducational college or university
lowerclassman, underclassman
an undergraduate who is not yet a senior
someone who has been admitted to a college or university
an undergraduate student during the year preceding graduation
practice teacher, student teacher
a college student who is teaching under the supervision of a certified teacher in order to qualify for a degree in education
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educatee, pupil, student
a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution

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