The largest state university system in the US is the California State University system, with 23 campuses and almost 450,000 students.
The University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson.
The University of North Carolina is the only public university that graduated students in the eighteenth century.
Established in 1946, Air University (Alabama) is the intellectual center of the Air Force, offering degree programs and professional continuing education for officers, enlisted and civilian personnel. As part of Air University, the Community College of the Air Force is the only degree-granting institution of higher learning in the world dedicated exclusively to enlisted people.
A biologist at the University of Texas at Austin has recently discovered a new species of blind, subterranean, predatory ant in the Amazon rainforest.
In 2007, the Columbus campus of Ohio State University was the largest in the nation, with an enrollment of over 52,500 students.
Michigan State University helped former South African President Nelson Mandela celebrate his 90th birthday on July 19, with a specially designed exhibit opening at the Nelson Mandela National Museum in Mthatha, South Africa.