Definition of state university noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


state university

BrE BrE//ˈsteɪt juːnɪvɜːsəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪt juːnɪvɜːrsəti//
(also state school) (both North American English) Higher education institutions
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a university that is managed by a state of the US See related entries: Higher education institutions Culture State universities are supported by state taxes. Every state has a main university, usually with the state's name, such as the University of Alabama or the University of Colorado. Most states also have other state universities, and all have several state colleges.
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