Definition of matriculant in English:



  • 1A person who is enrolled as a student in a college or university.

    ‘medical school matriculants’
    ‘matriculants at the University of Florida.’
    • ‘College is "glib and superficial" for most matriculants.’
    • ‘Medical schools have made some strides in this regard, as Latino matriculants constitute more than 8% of recent classes nationally.’
    • ‘You went to a G8 university, and you were probably in the top 10-15% of matriculants.’
    • ‘The researchers found that a higher proportion of underrepresented minority matriculants used the community college pathways compared with white students or other racial and ethnic groups.’
    • ‘Yale could not do better for its matriculants than inculcate the notion both of individual liberty and its inherent responsibilities.’
    • ‘The number of women in medicine has increased considerably over the past 3 decades, and they now comprise approximately half of medical school matriculants.’
    • ‘Matriculants in doctor of nursing practice programs increased 955.0%, from 862 to 9094 persons.’
    • ‘The level of influence of the seven degree program characteristics was very similar for both matriculant groups.’
    • ‘For applicants, admitted applicants, and matriculants at Chicago there are no significant differences in level of need or financial-aid award between early admissions and regular admissions.’
    • ‘He worked as a mechanic before entering Harvard at the age of twenty-nine, twice the age of the typical matriculant.’
    1. 1.1South African A student who has passed the final school-leaving examination.
      ‘under this programme training is provided to selected matriculants to prepare them for a career in the exciting world of banking’
      • ‘With last year's matric results out, now is the time to convince many young matriculants of the opportunities in the farming sector.’
      • ‘Trade union Solidarity on Monday released a research report on the job prospects for matriculants.’
      • ‘All matriculants were given cellphones with connectivity for a period of two years.’
      • ‘Top-performing matriculants at 20 highest-achieving township schools awarded cash grants towards further education.’
      • ‘Annually, a very small number of matriculants achieve good results in key subjects.’
      • ‘Over the past four years, fewer matriculants have sat the maths and science examination, with both subjects seeing a seven percentage point dip in participation.’
      • ‘Capetonians can support the talented young matriculant by attending her free show and by voting for her online.’
      • ‘It's a fine achievement for any matriculant - but more so for Mbele when you consider that of the 46 pupils who wrote matric at her school, she was one of just 19 to pass.’
      • ‘Two schools in Limpopo and one each in Gauteng, North West and the Eastern Cape failed to produce a matriculant who passed the final exam.’
      • ‘The top performing matriculant was a black pupil from the school improvement programme.’


Mid 19th century from matriculate + -ant.