state university


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

Examples of state university in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scholarship is open to undergraduates and students seeking teaching credentials at state universities with family income under $217,000. Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee, 10 May 2024 That was apparent in January when the Board of Governors for Florida’s state university system, in approving regulations for the new anti-DEI law, also removed sociology from the list of courses that meet general education requirements. Laura Pappano, USA TODAY, 3 May 2024 Arizona lawmaker calls climate research 'anti-God,' pushes to ban it at state universities In the future: AI and greater challenges for Pinal County An app with field-specific irrigation recommendations is only one tool to deal with salinity. The Arizona Republic, 15 Mar. 2024 Philosophy Professor David Blitz, a member of the Connecticut state university chapter of the American Association of University Professors and also of the faculty advisory committee to the Board of Regents, said the incentive plan should have been negotiated with labor. Keith M. Phaneuf, Hartford Courant, 6 Jan. 2024 The layoffs came days after a conservative state legislator warned state universities to comply with the law banning DEI offices on campus, known as Senate Bill 17. Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2024 Arizona lawmaker calls climate research 'anti-God,' pushes to ban it at state universities What is the Greenlights Grant Initiative? Nick Sullivan, The Arizona Republic, 15 Mar. 2024 And many public state universities and colleges provide excellent value, helping to juice their graduates' incomes at an affordable price. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 20 Feb. 2024 However, in a situation that makes Mississippi State different from many state universities, its controller and treasurer’s office web site says the school gets its tax-exempt status in a way that also makes the school subject to the excise tax. Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2024

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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 22 May. 2024.

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