state university

noun
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

Definition of state university

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

Recent Examples of state university from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'state university.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of state university

1785

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

STATE UNIVERSITY Defined for English Language Learners

state university

Definition of state university for English Language Learners

  • : a university that is owned and run by one of the states of the U.S. as part of the state's public educational system


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up state university? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

peaceful, happy, or prosperous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Test Your Emoji Exceptionalism

  • test-your-emoji-exceptionalism-written-with-a-lot-of-emoji
  • What is this emoji intended to represent: 🤳
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!