ERIC Number: ED543862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1953
Reference Count: N/A
Statistics of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, Year Ended June 30, 1952. Bulletin, 1953, No. 1
Farr, Maude; Story, Robert C.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
This is the final annual report on the 69 land-grant institutions for the year ended June 30, 1952. A preliminary report giving selected data was prepared and distributed at the meeting of the Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities which met in Washington, D. C., November 11-15, 1952. Land-grant colleges and universities are so called because public lands were granted to the States for their establishment or support. These institutions carry out the purpose of the First Morrill Act (1862) and participate in the Federal appropriations made in accordance with the Second Morrill Act and supplementary legislation. The friendly relations which have developed between the Federal Government and the land-grant colleges in the States have borne fruit in fields beyond "agriculture and the mechanic arts." From the start, the land-grant institutions have contributed to national defense through instruction in "military tactics" (now organized under the Reserve Officer Training Corps programs of the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force). In recent years, the land-grant institutions have also contributed generously through the services of their staffs in missions for "Point IV" and other governmental programs. An additional service has been rendered in connection with special governmental research, particularly in the fields of health and defense; in fact, the Federal funds for such research in the land-grant institutions (almost $100,000,000 in 1951-52) are now more than double the amount currently granted under the various land-grant acts. It would appear that the Federal-State relationship established in the land-grant colleges has brought benefits to all the parties of interest: the colleges, the States, the Federal Government, and the nation. This fact lends additional significance to the statistical tabulations of the present report. This year's statistics show decreases in student enrollment and degrees conferred, and increases in number of staff, total income, expenditures, and Federal funds. (Contains 20 tables and 3 footnotes.) [This bulletin was written in consultation with Lloyd E. Blauch. Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Enrollment, Land Grant Universities, Federal Government, National Security, Statistical Data, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Agricultural Education, Cooperation, Military Training, Health, Tables (Data), Academic Degrees, Income, Expenditures
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Morrill Act 1862