state college


Definition of state college

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a college that is financially supported by a state government, often specializes in a branch of technical or professional education, and often forms part of the state university

State College

geographical name

Definition of State College (Entry 2 of 2)

borough in central Pennsylvania northeast of Altoona population 42,034

Note: The main campus of Pennsylvania State University is located in State College.

Examples of state college in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The state college board met Thursday and approved a proposal to move the monument., "The Latest: Lexington police probe slurs at online meeting," 19 June 2020 The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education recently reported that Kentucky’s in-state college-going rate fell for the fourth consecutive year. Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal, "Will college students return this fall? Universities map out plans, with plenty of caveats," 30 Apr. 2020 Scholarships cover tuition costs left after using all available federal and state aid at state colleges and several partnering private colleges. cleveland, "Say Yes to Education college scholarship leaders urge Cleveland students to complete FAFSA, finish first college year," 10 Apr. 2020 Other players from state colleges who could play in the Showcase include: · Bryce Brown (Auburn) is a guard for the Maine Red Claws, the Boston Celtics’ G League affiliate. Mark Inabinett |, al, "NBA G League showcasing players with Alabama basketball roots," 19 Dec. 2019 The Pasadena event was one stop on an annual roadshow throughout the state organized by the Regional Admission Counselors of California to help its 117 out-of-state college and university members get their names and virtues known. Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, "Can’t get into UC? These colleges outside California would love to have you," 29 Jan. 2020 The House majority refused to budge, and the resulting showdown briefly defunded state college scholarship programs and the state’s subsidy for rural electricity. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska House approves $4.5 billion state operating budget, setting record for speed," 4 Mar. 2020 His plan would also provide $48 billion in state funding to provide free tuition at state colleges and universities. Chevaz Clarke, CBS News, "USC will offer free tuition to families making under $80,000," 20 Feb. 2020 Thanks to a series of public-policy moves, including slashing federal funding for state colleges and institutionalizing debt as a means to pay for it, millennials ended up owing nearly four times as much in student loans as their parents did. Charlotte Alter, Time, "How Millennial Leaders Will Change America," 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of state college


1806, in the meaning defined above

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“State college.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of state college

: a college that is owned and run by one of the states of the U.S. as part of the state's public educational system

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