state college

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of state college

: 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

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First Known Use of state college

1806

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State College

geographical name

Definition of State College

borough in central Pennsylvania northeast of Altoona population 42,034
Note: The main campus of Pennsylvania State University is located in State College.

STATE COLLEGE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of state college for English Language Learners

  • : 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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