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.

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The decision affects Title IX practices at more than 40 state colleges and universities in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky, but the opinion may influence other courts considering similar cases. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Due Process for Sexual Assault Cases," 13 Sep. 2018 Almost all of the state colleges and universities, for example, operate their own food pantries or have partnerships with community food banks. Michael Levenson,, "Many public college students in Massachusetts go hungry while trying to earn degrees," 10 May 2018 In the name of anti-elitism and economic populism, legislatures have helped make state colleges and universities more exclusive, not less. Donovan Hohn, New York Times, "Democracy’s Fierce Defender," 9 Mar. 2018 Meanwhile, there are also other prospects who played at state colleges who are expecting to hear their names called Friday. Jordan Mcpherson And Susan Miller Degnan, miamiherald, "NFL Draft live blog: When will the first Miami Hurricanes player be selected? | Miami Herald," 27 Apr. 2018 The report’s authors, Laura Jimenez and Scott Sargrad, have done an extraordinary job plowing through the high school graduation requirements and state college admission requirements of all 50 states, plus the District and Puerto Rico. Jay Mathews, Washington Post, "So what if high schools don’t align with colleges?," 8 Apr. 2018 In New York, a program signed into law a year ago by Gov. Andrew Cuomo provides free tuition to many students at state colleges but requires them to stay in the state for several years after graduation or pay the money back. Kate King, WSJ, "New Jersey Moves Toward Free Community College," 5 Apr. 2018 Madeline Pumariega, chancellor of the college system, said Florida produces more associate degrees than any other state and that 63 percent of Florida high school students who move into post-secondary programs do so at state colleges. Lloyd Dunkelberger,, "State looks to boost college-to-university pipeline," 3 July 2018 The average published cost for in-state college tuition, room and board was $20,770 for the 2017/2018 academic year, according to the College Board. Michelle Singletary,, "Should grandparents open a 529 savings plan to help with college costs?," 25 May 2018

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1806, in the meaning defined above

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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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