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florida state university

public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Tallahassee, Florida, U.S. It is part of the State University System of Florida and consists of eight schools and eight colleges, including a college of engineering that is jointly operated with Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Branch campuses are located in Panama City and the Central American country of Panama. Of note are the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; the School of Motion Picture, Television, and Recording Arts; and the School of Visual Arts and Dance. The university offers a wide range of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs and some two dozen specialist degrees and a professional degree. Research facilities include the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility, the Institute for Fishery Resource Ecology, and the Traumatology Institute. Total enrollment is approximately 33,000.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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