Post-secondary education is a level of education that goes beyond a secondary level of education. This is usually any type of education after high school, which is considered secondary education. Post-secondary education is offered by colleges, universities, vocational schools and any other educational facilities that provide an academic degree or certificate.
Post-secondary education is also referred to as "higher education" and is any education that is not required by law. It goes beyond just colleges and universities to also include seminaries, trade schools and institutes of technology. Although the cost of higher education is rising, it aids people of all ages in their professions and often helps them gain higher level jobs.