state university


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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Recent Examples on the Web Throughout New York’s 64-campus state university system, more than 900 students and employees have tested positive on campuses over the past two weeks. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Student rallies, high school pay-per-view, $500 tips: News from around our 50 states," 10 Sep. 2020 But that same year, a bill worked its way through the state House that would’ve done away with any rural protections on land within three miles of a state university. Martin E. Comas,, "Residents of east Seminole question if Senate candidate Jason Brodeur will protect rural zone," 5 Sep. 2020 There are tough jobs in college football and then there is the state university of New Jersey. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, "New Texas defensive coordinator Chris Ash eager to tackle the challenge of stopping Big 12 offenses," 26 Aug. 2020 The University of New Hampshire expects to open a coronavirus testing lab with a 12-hour turnaround time for results within a few weeks, the head of the state university system said Monday. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Back to school, bowling, Sharon Stone: News from around our 50 states," 19 Aug. 2020 This is an early glimpse of what higher education looks like in Pandemic America at a prominent state university that insists on getting large numbers of students back to campus months after the coronavirus forced them to scatter. Nick Anderson, Washington Post, "UNC-Chapel Hill launches in person despite coronavirus crisis," 11 Aug. 2020 Associated Press ATLANTA — Georgia’s 26 public universities and colleges will mandate campuswide mask wearing after the state university system reversed itself on Monday., "US notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization," 7 July 2020 Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993. Rich Heileman, cleveland, "Kuzmin, Ostrosky nominated for gardening award: Around The Town," 26 June 2020 On Wednesday the state Senate voted for a constitutional amendment, ACA 5, that would reintroduce racial preferences for who gets a state job or contract, or who is admitted to a state university. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A Vote for Discrimination," 25 June 2020

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First Known Use of state university

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“State university.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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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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