state university

noun

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

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The awards pay for 100 percent of tuition and fees at state universities. Annie Martin, sun-sentinel.com, "Bright Futures scholarships will be harder to get in 2021," 19 June 2019 The awards pay for 100 percent of tuition and fees at state universities. Annie Martin, orlandosentinel.com, "Bright Futures scholarships will be harder to get in 2021," 18 June 2019 Wisconsin comes close, when its state universities lost $250 million in 2015 and 2016. Paola Banchero, The Conversation, "In divided Alaska, the choice is between paying for government or giving residents bigger oil wealth check," 15 July 2019 To avoid disrupting class and exam schedules, state universities have the option to remain open July 5 and schedule the additional holiday day at a later date, the governor’s office said The state has about 80,000 full-time employees. Luke Broadwater, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland Gov. Hogan closes state offices for July 5, gives state employees day off," 24 June 2019 But the university fared better on the state’s performance metrics, as did nine of the 12 state universities. Annie Martin, orlandosentinel.com, "UCF to receive $36.7M in state performance funding," 13 June 2019 Arizona’s three state universities created a tuition rate of 150% above in-state costs, or about $15,000, for DACA recipients. Rachel Leingang, azcentral, "For undocumented Arizona high school grad, Yale is more affordable than ASU," 11 June 2019 His stump speech often attacked McCaskill’s support for a state university system that Hawley dismissed as a pipeline for leftist ideological indoctrination. Alexander Zaitchik, The New Republic, "Is Josh Hawley For Real?," 25 July 2019 Alaska’s state university system is reeling from a 41% budget cut, which prompted Moody’s Wednesday to downgrade its credit rating. Los Angeles Times, "Alaska is reeling from budget cuts, even as governor wants to pay each resident $3,000," 19 July 2019

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1785, in the meaning defined above

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state university

noun

English Language Learners Definition of state university

: 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

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