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VI. Department of Veterinary Medicine.
VII. Graduate Department.
It is controlled by-

[ Governor.

Board of Regents. President of university.

II. School of Law.

It is controlled by—

Superintendent of public instruction. Ex officio.


(7 members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate.

The University of Mississippi comprises—

I. Department of Science, Literature, and Arts..

I. English. II. Latin,

VIII. Metaphysics.
IX. Mathematics.
X. Physics.

Governor, ex officiɔ.

Board of Trustees. 15 members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate.

The University of the State of Missouri comprises the following schools:



III. Greek.

IV. Modern Languages.

Bachelor of arts.

Bachelor of science.
Bachelor of philosophy.
Master of arts.

Doctor of philosophy.

V. Hebrew.

VI. Sanskrit.

VII. Comparative philology.


XI. Chemistry.


XII. Geology and mineralogy.
XIII. Biology.


XIX. Engineering.

XX. Military science and tactics.
XXI. Art.

XXII. Commercial.

II. Industrial College.....

III. Latin or Preparatory School.
It is governed by—

Board of Regents....

XIV. Agriculture.
XV. Pedagogics.
XVI. Law.
XVII. Medicine.

XVIII. Mining and metallurgy.

It is governed by-
J Consists of 9 members, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the
Board of Curators senate.

The University of Nebraska comprises at present

I. College of Literature, Science, and Arts..

J Classical.
Practical science.
Civil engineering.
Mechanic arts.

J6 members, elected by popular vote for torms of 6 years.

The University of Nevada comprises

I. School of Liberal Arts.

II. School of Agriculture. III. School of Mines.

IV. Normal Department.

VI. Business Department.

It is governed by a board of regents. consisting of three members, elected by popular vote.

The University of North Carolina comprises

I. Undergraduate courses...

II. School of Law.
III. School of Medicine.
IV. Graduate courses.
It is governed by-
Board of Trustees

Classical course.
Philosophical course.
Scientific course.
Literary course.
Engineering course.


Ex officio.

Superintendent of public instruction.

80 members elected by the joint vote of the general assembly.

Classical course.

Scientific course.
Literary course.

The University of North Dakota embraces

I. Preparatory Department.

II. Collegiate Department.

III. Normal Department.

IV. School of Mines.

It is governed by a board of five trustees appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate.

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The Ohio State University comprises-
I. School of Agriculture.....

II. School of Engineering

III. School of Pharmacy.

IV. School of Veterinary Medicine.
V. School of Science.

J Classical course.

VI. School of Arts and Philosophy--Philosophical course.

It is governed by

Board of Trustees-7 members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate.

The University of Oregon comprises

I. Collegiate Department..

II. Law School.

III. School of Medicine.

Bachelor of agriculture.
Short course in agriculture.
Civil engineering.
Mechanical engineering.
Mining engineering.
Short course in mining.

(Classical course.
Scientific course.
Literary course.
English course.

It is managed by

Board of Regents-9 members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate.

II. University Department..

The University of South Dakota embraces

1. Preparatory Department.

II. Collegiate Department..

III. Music Department.
IV. Commercial Department.

The government of the university is vested in a board of nine regents, who appoint five trustees for the current management of the institution.

The University of Tennessee comprises

I. College of Agriculture, Mechanic
Arts, and Sciences.

I. Department of Law.

II. Department of Medicine.

III. Department of Dentistry.

Classical course.
Philosophical course.
Scientific course.
Literary course.

A. B. degree.


(Literary scientific course.
Latin scientific course.
Course in agriculture.

Course in civil engineering.


Course in mechanical engineering.

Course in chemistry and mining engineering.

Courses leading to degrees of A. M., M. S., PH. D., C. E.,

It is controlled by a board of trustees, which is, in a measure, self-perpetuating. The board nominates members to fill vacancies, but the election is vested in the general assembly.

The University of Texas embraces

Bachelor of arts.
Bachelor of letters.

General course.

I. Academic Department ..Bachelor of science.. Chemistry.


Special course in letters leading to a certificate.

II. Law Department.

It is governed by

Board of Regents-8 members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate.

The University of Virginia comprises

I. Literary Department.
II. Scientific Department.
III. Law Department.
IV. Medical Department.

III. Normal Department.
IV. Music and Art Department.

The State University of Washington comprises

I. Preparatory Department.

It is governed by a rector and board of visitors appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate. They are nine in number.

V. Pharmaceutical Department.
VI. Engineering Department.
VII. Agricultural Department.

Classical course.

II. Collegiate Department.. Latin scientific course.
English scientific course.

It is governed by a board of regents consisting of 7 members, who are appointed by the gov ernor and confirmed by the senate.

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V. School of Civil and Mining Engineering.

It is governed by a board of regents consisting of one member from each senatorial district and is self-perpetuating.

The University of Wisconsin embraces

I. College of Letters and Science

III. College of Agriculture...

IV. College of Law.

V. School of Pharmacy

It is governed by

Board of Regents

7. Special science course.

8. Special course for normal school graduates. 1. Civil engineering course.

2. Mechanical engineering course.

II. College of Mechanics and Engineering.. 3. Mining and metallurgical engineering

The University of Wyoming embraces

I. Academic Department...

1. Graduate and fellowship courses.

2. Ancient classical course.
3. Modern classical course.

4. General science course.

5. English course.

6. Civic-historical course.

II. College of Liberal Arts..

III. Normal School.

IV. Agricultural College.

V. School of Mechanics and Manual Training.
VI. School of Irrigation Engineering.
VII. College of Mechanic Arts.

It is governed by—

Board of Trustees...


4. Railroad engineering course.
5. Electrical engineering course.

1. Experiment station.

2. Graduate courses.

3. Long agricultural course.

4. Middle agricultural course.
5. Short agricultural course.
6. Dairy course.

7. Farmers' institutes.

J Graduate course.
Pharmacy course.

Superintendent of public instruction?
President of university..

Ex officio.

2 members from the State at large.

1 member from each Congressional district, appointed by the governor.

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The majority of institutions for higher education in this country are at present carried on under the auspices of the several religious denominations. As stated before, the total number of institutions reporting to the Bureau in 1889 90 is 415, and of this number but 99 claim to be nonsectarian, leaving 316 that are under the control of some religious sect. It must not, however, be inferred that the instruction in denominational institutions has a sectarian bias. On the contrary a large number of them state particularly that their teaching is entirely unsectarian and that students will not be disturbed in their respective religious beliefs.

These denominational institutions have been the pioneers of higher education in several States, and have, at least in the Western States, prepared the way for the establishment of good State institutions. This they have succeeded in doing, not by advocating the establishment of such institutions, but by creating and fostering a desire for knowledge and making the people of the several communities realize the value of a liberal education. This much accomplished, the establishment of a State university naturally followed, the funds having been provided by the land policy of the General Government in setting aside certain tracts of land for the purpose of founding institutions of learning.

The proceeds arising from the sale of these lands are generally used in the establishment of new institutions in preference to giving the money to some one

of the institutions already in operation. This is rendered necessary by reason of the denominational relations of nearly all institutions for higher education not under State control. To give public money to any one of these institutions would cause a great deal of jealousy and bitterness throughout the State. Again, if the money were distributed among the different institutions of the States a great deal of its effectiveness would be destroyed. Thus it will be seen that the States have, as a rule, adopted the most feasible plan. The number of institutions under the control of the several religious denominations is as follows:

Denomination of colleges and universities.




Methodist Episcopal..

Methodist Episcopal South...
African Methodist Episcopal..
African Methodist Episcopal


Methodist Protestant.



Cumberland Presbyterian
United Presbyterian.
Reformed Presbyterian
Associate Reformed Presbyte-


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United Brethren
Protestant Episcopal.


Evangelical Association
German Evangelical.
Seventh-Day Adventist.
New Church (Swedenborgian).



Having shown the organization of the State universities, an attempt is here made to present in a somewhat similar manner the organization of a number of other leading institutions for higher education in the United States. These institutions are well equipped not only with able professors and instructors, excellently chosen libraries, and scientific apparatus, but with valuable buildings and large productive funds, both of which are necessary for effective work. Nearly all of the selected institutions provide for advanced work in graduate departments in addition to the regular undergraduate and professional courses. They are well supplied not only with endowed professorships, but also with fellowships and scholarships to assist students in obtaining an education

As will be observed, all the institutions with two exceptions are located in the extreme eastern section of the country, and among them are included the oldest institutions of the country. They are arranged in the order of their or ganization. The number of professors and students in the several departments in 1889-90 is given.





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