If a school is a Research 1 institution it is generally a flagship -- at
least in its own mind or if it is the only Research 1 in the state.  Check
out the Carnegie Foundation's Classification scheme.  That said---there are
some states where the flagship may not be a Research 1 institution because
there are none in that state.  Then the higher up the classification scheme
you find the school the more apt it is to be the flagship for the state.
Of course, history, funding, and politics all come into play (U of AZ vs
ASU).  For instance,  Martha---in Calif. is the flagship UC or UCLA --- our
is the best answer--both schools???


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