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Some institutions of higher learning are explicitly called 'State University' while others are merely called 'University of' for various reasons. Sometimes, the reason is aesthetic: the name simply sounds better one way or the other. Sometimes, the intention is to make explicit the primary responsibility of the educational institution, namely, to serve educational needs in the state in which it has been established. Sometimes, there may be an agreement (even a kind of legal requirement) that the institution's founders will name the school with the state-oriented responsibility explicit, although the name of most institutions (including the many colleges that exist) are not always expressive of this commitment or others that may be operative.

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