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

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Any remaining funds will fund bus tours for Marietta High students to visit in-state colleges. Allen Kim, CNN, "A superintendent will donate his bonus to pay high school seniors' college application fees," 9 Aug. 2019 Some frequently approve multi-million-dollar contracts and shape policy on K-12 schools, state investments, water quality, local state colleges and toll roads. Gray Rohrer,, "Gov. Ron DeSantis kicked out 215 of Rick Scott’s appointments, but 157 didn’t go anywhere," 1 July 2019 Ten state colleges and 50 Alabama high schools were represented in the top 100. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Alabama Roots: Breaking down the list of the greatest 100 NFL careers," 13 July 2019 Student recruitment and ongoing competition among state colleges and universities hold the key to many in higher education decision-making. Lily Jackson |,, "College campus construction in Alabama shows no sign of slowing," 28 June 2019 Sanders' plan would earmark $48 billion to pay for free tuition at state colleges and universities. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Bernie Sanders wants to erase $1.6 trillion in student debt by taxing Wall Street," 24 June 2019 In the state of Tamil Nadu, shielded from the Supreme Court ruling by a special constitutional arrangement, quotas have long accounted for 7 in 10 state college admissions and government jobs. Sadanand Dhume, WSJ, "India’s Ethnic Quotas Are a Cautionary Tale," 24 Jan. 2019 Currently that department and its board oversees the community colleges and state colleges but not the UMass system, which has its own board of trustees. Laura Krantz,, "Senators want UMass to aid Mount Ida students," 8 June 2018 Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter says Tuesday that campus councils will ask the state College Board to remove Meek's name from the journalism school, where Meek and his wife donated $5.3 million in 2009. Fox News, "Ole Miss seeks fast removal of donor's name after flap," 25 Sep. 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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