state university

noun
: a university maintained and administered by one of the states of the United States as part of the state public educational system

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noun, pl ⋯ -ties [count]
: 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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ˈstate university 7 [state university] (also ˈstate school) noun (both NAmE)
a university that is managed by a state of the US
See also:state school  
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.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • State university — ☆ State university n. a university supported and controlled by a U.S. state as part of its public educational system …   English World dictionary

  • state university — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms state university : singular state university plural state universities in the US, a university that is supported with money from a state …   English dictionary

  • state university — state uni versity plural state universities n a university in the US which receives money from a state to help pay its costs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • state university — state uni versity noun count in the U.S., a university that is supported with money from a state …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • state university — state′ univer′sity n. edu a public university maintained by the government of a state • Etymology: 1825–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • state university — A university maintained by the state, sometimes with, sometimes without, the imposition of tuition charges against residents of the state …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • state university — noun Date: 1785 a university maintained and administered by one of the states of the United States as part of the state public educational system …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • state university — a university maintained by the government of a state. [1825 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • state university — noun (C) AmE a university in the US which receives money from a state to help pay its costs …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • state university — /steɪt junəˈvɜsəti/ (say stayt yoohnuh versuhtee) noun US a university maintained by the government of a state as the highest public educational institution …   Australian English dictionary

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