Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
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|Membership||235 Colleges, Universities and Higher Education Organizations|
|President||M. Peter McPherson|
|Website||Association of Public and Land-grant Universities|
|Formerly called||National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC)|
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), formerly the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) is a North American, voluntary, non-profit association of public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and higher education organizations. It has member campuses in each state of the United States, including the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories, as well as in Canada and Mexico. The association is governed by a Chair and Board of Directors elected from the member universities and university systems.
The association’s membership includes 235 institutions, consisting of 205 campuses and 24 university systems. The association’s membership includes 23 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), of which 21 are land-grant institutions (19 under the 1890 Morrill Act), two under the 1862 Morrill Act). In addition, APLU represents six related higher education organizations, including the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), which serves the interests of the nation’s 33 American Indian land-grant colleges. APLU 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.
The roots of APLU were established in October of 1887 as the American Association of Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations, making it North America's oldest higher education association. 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.
- What is APLU? http://www.aplu.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=183&srcid=203
- Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Name Rolls Out Monday http://www.aplu.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1202&srcid=273
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