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 Eight other times, the first player picked from Alabama has been a former state prep star who was selected from an out-of-state college. Mark Inabinett |, al, 10 July 2021 DeSantis also signed a measure (SB 1108) requiring state college and university students to take a civic literacy course and assessment as a graduation requirement. Ryan Dailey,, 22 June 2021 Twelve- to 17-year-olds can win a full-ride scholarship to any Ohio state college or university. Praveena Somasundaram, Dallas News, 11 June 2021 This isn't unusual — in many states, child care for an infant costs more than in-state college tuition. Sarah Ewall-wice, CBS News, 28 Apr. 2021 Ohioans 12 to 17 years old who have received at least on dose of COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to win a four-year, full-ride scholarship – including room and board, tuition and books – to any in-state college or university. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 30 May 2021 Bets would be allowed on professional, out-of-state college or amateur sport events, but wagering would be prohibited on high school athletic contests as well as any sporting event in which any California college team participates. Patrick Mcgreevy, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2021 At Central High School, Martin was a star defensive tackle who earned a scholarship to a small out-of-state college. Jim Salter, ajc, 21 May 2021 In addition, five vaccinated state residents ages 12 to 17 can win one of five full-ride scholarships at an Ohio state college or university. Jack Brewster, Forbes, 18 May 2021

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First Known Use of state college


1806, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of state college was in 1806

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“State college.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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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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