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

11/16/2018 - 10:12 APLU Statement on U.S. Department of Educations Proposed Regulations for Title IX & Campus Sexual Assault
11/12/2018 - 10:29 Public Research Universities Unveil Unprecedented National Effort to Increase College Access, Equity & Postsecondary Attainment
11/12/2018 - 05:52 APLU Announces 2019 Board of Directors, Ohio State President Michael Drake to Serve as Chair
11/11/2018 - 11:27 APLU Names Wayne State University Winner of 2018 Degree Completion Award
11/11/2018 - 11:19 APLU Names Florida State University 2018 Institutional Award forGlobal Learning, Research, & Engagement Winner; Three Others Recognized for Internationalization Efforts
11/11/2018 - 11:13 APLU Announces Class of 2018 Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Designees and Winners of 2018 Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards
11/11/2018 - 10:52 APLU Names Ball State University 2018 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award Winner
11/05/2018 - 18:01 LIFT Releases Report Highlighting Four Critical Imperatives Universities Must Take to Improve Engineering Work-And-Learn Models
11/05/2018 - 17:28 Keynote Session Resilience: Turning Challenges in Opportunities Carondelet & Bissonet
10/25/2018 - 03:48 USDA, Research Partners Announce Winners of Awards For Excellence in Agricultural Research, Leadership and Diversity
10/24/2018 - 07:53 APLU Releases First of its Kind Guide for Implementing Adaptive Courseware
10/10/2018 - 02:14 APLU Announces 2018 Degree Completion Award Finalists
09/23/2018 - 21:59 USDA, Cooperative Extension & APLU Award Top Honors in Extension Excellence and Diversity
09/20/2018 - 10:49 APLU Announces 2018 Board on Human Sciences Award Winners
09/13/2018 - 22:53 APLU Submits Formal Comments to Department of Education Strongly Opposing Complete Elimination of Gainful Employment Rule
09/12/2018 - 23:07 APLU & USU Join Forces with Eight Public Universities to Advance Student Success through Community-University Partnerships
09/06/2018 - 03:17 APLU and CIRTL Lead to $10 Million NSF Grant to Cultivate a More Diverse & Inclusive STEM Faculty Nationwide
09/05/2018 - 12:53 Economic Development & Community Engagement