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ERIC Number: ED542356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1932
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Land-Grant Colleges and Universities: Year Ended June 30, 1931. Bulletin, 1932, No. 21
Greenleaf, Walter J.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
The first Morrill Act signed by President Lincoln on July 2, 1862, provided for the establishment in each State of a college of agriculture and the mechanic arts. By this act each State received an amount of public land (or land scrip) equal to 30,000 acres for each Senator and Representative in Congress to which it was then entitled. The proceeds from the sale of the land constitute a permanent fund or endowment. The second Morrill Act of 1890 and the Nelson amendment of 1907 provide for annual appropriations which now amount to $50,000 for each State and Territory for the benefit of these institutions, now commonly known as land-grant colleges. Of the 69 land-grant colleges and universities which are in operation, 52 are attended primarily or exclusively by white students and 17 are attended exclusively by Negroes. A summary for all 69 land-grant institutions as well as information on Enrollments, Degrees awarded, Financial reporting, Endowment, student loans and debt service, Receipts, and Total receipts are provided in tables. (Contains 12 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Morrill Act 1862; Morrill Act 1890