state university


: a university maintained and administered by one of the states of the U.S. as part of the state public educational system

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The FIU Board of Trustees unanimously approved Jessell’s selection, which remains subject to confirmation by the state university system’s Board of Governors during a meeting next month. Jim Saunders, Sun Sentinel, 17 Oct. 2022 The Oregon Community College Association and Oregon Council of Presidents -- a group of state university leaders -- commissioned the report from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems earlier this year. oregonlive, 28 Oct. 2022 Geronimo is an economics analyst who graduated from a state university. Emily Guskin, Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2022 Funds from a state university bond program will cover the remaining $63 million cost of construction and design. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Oct. 2022 While rectors at the universities with the biggest problems have accepted the intervention, many academics are skeptical, according to Panagiotis Kaldis, who heads the rotating presidency of a council of the 24 state university rectors. Niki Kitsantonis,, 9 Oct. 2022 So state university leaders created a nonprofit that built a sprawling suburban development, dubbed University Hills, laced with nature trails and boasting some of California’s top K-12 schools. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2022 The new lawsuit includes as defendants Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr., the state university system’s Board of Governors and the USF Board of Trustees. Jim Saunders, Orlando Sentinel, 7 Sep. 2022 With concerns about college costs and the growing burden of student debt, one state university has a plan to change how its students manage their finances. Chris Quintana, USA TODAY, 12 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of state university was in 1785

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“State university.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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