Association of Public and Land-grant Universities ( APLU )


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About Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy, and advocacy organization representing 235 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations. Founded in 1887, APLU is North America's oldest higher education association with member institutions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, four U.S. territories, Canada, and Mexico. Annually, member campuses enroll 4.7 million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.1 million degrees, employ 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct $41 billion in university-based research.

APLU's membership includes 75 U.S. land-grant institutions, of which 23 are the historically black institutions. In addition, APLU represents the interests of the nation’s 33 American Indian land-grant colleges through the membership of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC).

APLU's roots date back to 1887. In 1963, the American Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities merged with the National Association of State Universities to form the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. On March 30, 2009, the association adopted the name Association of Public and Land-grant Universities or A۰P۰L۰U (the name of each letter is pronounced).

APLU press release, blog etc

09/13/2018 - 23:53 APLU Submits Formal Comments to Department of Education Strongly Opposing Complete Elimination of Gainful Employment Rule
09/13/2018 - 00:07 APLU & USU Join Forces with Eight Public Universities to Advance Student Success through Community-University Partnerships
09/06/2018 - 04:17 APLU and CIRTL Lead to $10 Million NSF Grant to Cultivate a More Diverse & Inclusive STEM Faculty Nationwide
09/05/2018 - 13:53 Economic Development & Community Engagement
09/05/2018 - 04:08 APLU Releases Policy Blueprint for Public Universities & Federal Government to Strengthen Economic & Social Prosperity
09/05/2018 - 01:49 APLU Urges Congress to Protect Dreamers on One-Year Anniversary of DACA Rescission
08/16/2018 - 07:34 Five Colleges & Universities Named as 2018 Excellence in Assessment Designees
08/10/2018 - 02:03 APLU Statement on U.S. Dept of Educations Proposal to Completely Eliminate Gainful Employment Rule
08/01/2018 - 09:17 APLU Statement on President Trump Naming Kelvin Droegemeier OSTP Director
07/26/2018 - 08:26 Iowa State University Selected to Lead New National Antimicrobial Resistance Research & Education Center
07/26/2018 - 06:41 LIFT, APLU, & NCMS Release Third Set of Recommendations to Prepare Higher Education Students for Lightweight Manufacturing Careers
07/17/2018 - 23:38 APLU Announces 2018 Malone International Leadership Award Recipients
07/17/2018 - 13:27 La Declaracion de Guadalajara
07/13/2018 - 15:18 APLU, Other Higher Ed & Research Groups Send EPA Letter Expressing Concerns with Proposed Rule on Research-based Rulemaking
07/03/2018 - 16:26 APLU Statement on Trump Administrations Reversal of Guidance on Race as a Factor in College Admissions
06/28/2018 - 18:27 APLU Statement on Senate Fiscal Year 2019 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill
06/26/2018 - 00:38 APLU Statement on the Supreme Courts Ruling Upholding Trump Administrations Travel Ban
06/20/2018 - 07:56 Four APLU Universities Selected as Finalists for 2018 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award; Four Others Recognized for Their Exemplary Efforts