Association of Public and Land-grant Universities ( APLU )


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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

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
06/13/2018 - 12:11 APLU Announces New Vice President for Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources
06/06/2018 - 08:14 Agricultural Research Congressional Exhibition & Reception
05/02/2018 - 09:13 APLU Statement on Launch of #CountAllStudents & Need for Student-Level Data
03/07/2018 - 08:47 National Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Designation Program Now Open to All Universities
03/06/2018 - 14:08 LIFT, APLU, & NCMS Release New Set of Recommendations to Prepare Higher Education Students for Lightweight Manufacturing Advancements
02/15/2018 - 18:00 APLU Comments on Senate HELP Committees Higher Education Accountability White Paper
02/05/2018 - 19:18 With DACA Set to Expire in One Month, Public Research University Group Urges Swift Congressional Action to Protect Dreamers
01/25/2018 - 04:11 APLU to Lawmakers: House HEA Reauthorization Bill Would be an Alarming Setback for Students
01/22/2018 - 07:34 Public Universities Move to Scale Active Learning in Undergraduate Math Education
12/18/2017 - 15:39 APLU Seeks Answers from OMB on Reported Word Restrictions at CDC
12/07/2017 - 16:02 APLU Urges Congress to Raise Budget Caps & Approve FY 2018 Funding to Avert Cuts to Research and Higher Education
12/01/2017 - 11:52 APLU, Groups Call For Bipartisan DACA Legislation
11/14/2017 - 14:33 Inaugural University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on Capitol Hill Spotlights Over 20 Startups Born Out of Federally-Funded University Research