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1951 1957 1959-60

Name changed to Rhode Island State College (May 4)
Became University of Rhode Island (March 23)

Ph. D. degrees authorized by board of trustees

Amount of 1862 land-grant endowment fund-$50,000; income$2,164

South Carolina

1868

1879

1880

1882

1889

Clemson Agricultural College
Clemson

State accepted provisions of First Morrill Act, receiving 180,000
acres in scrip
The fund from the sale of the land-grant scrip having been lost
through financial manipulations, the legislature directed the
State treasurer to issue a perpetual State bond for $191,800, the
stated amount of the fund when it had been invested
Agricultural and Mechanical College of South Carolina was opened
Name changed to South Carolina College

General Assembly accepted request of Thomas G. Clemson for found-
ing a scientific and technical college, and Clemson Agricultural
College was incorporated and established on the Fort Hill home-
stead of John C. Calhoun at Clemson (November)

Provisions of Second Morrill Act accepted (December 24)
First instruction began (July)

Baccalaureate degrees first granted (December)

1890

1893

1896

1906

Became University of South Carolina

1924

1959-60 1960

1895

1896

1954

1959-60

Master's degrees first awarded (June)

Amount of 1862 land-grant endowment fund-$95,900; income-$5,754
Ph. D. degree first conferred (June)

South Carolina State College
Orangeburg

Established as State Normal, Industrial, Agricultural and Mechanical College of South Carolina, at Orangeburg, and designated by legislature to receive one-half the income from the land-grant fund

First instruction began

Became South Carolina State College

Amount of 1862 land-grant endowment fund-$95,000; income

$5,754

South Dakota

1881

1883 1884

1889

1891

1907

1910

1959-60

South Dakota State College
Brookings

Territorial legislature provided that "an Agricultural College for the
Territory of Dakota be established at Brookings" (February 21)
College chartered as Dakota Agricultural College

Opened for instruction (September 24)

An enabling act admitting the State of South Dakota provided for grants of 40,000 acres to the college outright, and 120,000 acres in lieu of the grants to other states under the First Morrill Act (February 22)

Provisions accepted by State legislature and constitution adopted
(Oct. 1)

Legislature accepted provisions of Second Morrill Act (March 7)
Name changed to The State College of Agriculture and Mechanic
Arts

Master's degrees first awarded

Amount of 1862 land-grant endowment fund-$1,305,864; income$92,069

Unsold-88,364 acres ; value $883,640

Tennessee

1794

1806

1807

1840

1868

1869

1875

1879

1886

1891

The University of Tennessee
Knoxville

Chartered by legislature of the Territory South of the Ohio River under name of Blount College, at Knoxville (September 10) (Named for William Blount, Governor of the Territory) Congress authorized the establishment of two colleges in Tennessee endowing each with an outright grant of 50,000 acres of public lands

Baccalaureate degrees first granted

State legislature incorporated East Tennessee College as one of the two authorized institutions and provided that it absorb Blount College

Name changed to East Tennessee University

Legislature accepted provisions of the First Morrill Act and received 300,000 acres in scrip

Incorporated Agricultural and Mechanical College of Tennessee as a department of East Tennessee University and designated the university to benefit from the land-grant endowment (January 16) Master's degrees first awarded

Became University of Tennessee (March 10)

Ph. D. degrees first conferred

State accepted provisions of Second Morrill Act (February 26)

1959-60

1912

1913

1941

1944 1958

Texas

Amount of 1862 land-grant endowment fund-$400,000; income $10,870

Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State University Nashville Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School opened at Nashville (June 19) Legislature designated Agricultural and Industrial School for Negroes as the second land-grant institution and provided (Ch. 18, Senate Bill No. 95) that the supplement funds for the benefit of agricultural colleges should be divided in the proportion of 38 to 12, and that the U.S. Secretary of the Interior should "pay over the first portion to the Treasurer of the University of Tennessee and the second portion to the State Treasurer for the use of the Agricultural and Industrial Normal School for Negroes" (March 20)

Authorized by General Assembly to establish graduate studies leading to the master's degree

First master's degree awarded (June)

Became Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State University

1866

1871

1876

1885

1890

1891

1940

1955

1959-60

Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College
College Station

State accepted provisions of First Morrill Act, but because of the
unique position of Texas as an independent and sovereign State
at the time it was admitted to the Union, there were no public
lands in the State belonging to the Federal Government. The
grant of 180,000 acres, therefore, was made in the form of scrip
(November 1)

Legislature provided for establishment of the Agricultural and Technical College, accepting the gift of the 2,416-acre plot in Brazos County for a site which became known as College Station (April 17)

College opened for instruction (October 4)

Baccalaureate degrees first granted

Master's degrees first awarded

Provisions of Second Morrill Act accepted, the money appropriations
to be divided three-fourths to the Agricultural and Mechanical
College and one-fourth to the Normal School for Colored
Teachers at Prairie View (March 25)

Ph. D. degrees first conferred

State organization provided for the Texas agricultural and mechanical system, including four related institutions, with one board of directors

Amount of 1862 land-grant endowment fund-$209,000; income$27,620

1876

1891

1945 1947

Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College Prairie View Legislature provided for establishment of an agricultural and mechanical college for Negro citizens. Normal School for Colored Teachers was established at Prairie View, and opened for instruction the same year

State accepted provisions of Second Morrill Act and designated this institution to receive one-fourth of the appropriations (March 25) Name changed to Prairie View University

Became Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College

Utah

Utah State University

Logan

1888

1890

1892

1894

1914

1929

1950

1957

1959-60

Legislative assembly of the Territory chartered Utah Agricultural
College, at Logan (March 8)

Opened for instruction at college level (September)

Territory accepted provisions of Second Morrill Act (February 23)
Baccalaureate degree first granted

With State enabling act, Utah received 200,000 acres of land "for
the use of an agricultural college," with the provision that "lands
herein granted . . . shall constitute a permanent school fund.
.." This grant, however, was not in lieu of grants to other
States under the First Morrill Act.

Master's degrees first awarded

Name changed to Utah State Agricultural College
Doctoral degrees first conferred

Became Utah State University, with two branches-Snow College
at Ephraim, and Southern Utah College at Cedar City (March 8)
Amount of 1862 land-grant endowment fund-$385,520; income-
$27,343

Unsold-31,528 acres; value $157,638

Vermont

University of Vermont
Burlington

1791

University of Vermont chartered at Burlington (November 2)

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1804

1807

1862

First granted baccalaureate degrees

Awarded master's degree, the first among the land-grant institutions to grant this degree

State accepted provisions of First Morrill Act and received 150,000 acres in scrip (October 29)

1864

1865

1888

1890

1955

1959-60

Vermont Agricultural College was chartered as a separate institution; one of the trustees was the Hon. Justin W. Morrill (November 22)

The two institutions joined and chartered as University of Vermont and State Agricultural College (November 9) (still the legal name, but generally known as University of Vermont)

Ph. D. degrees first granted

State accepted provisions of Second Morrill Act (November 19)
Vermont Legislature formally recognized the entire university as an
instrumentality of the State and thus reestablished it as "The
University of Vermont"

Amount of 1862 land-grant endowment fund-$122,000; income-
$7,320

Virginia

1870

1872

1872

Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Blacksburg

First meeting of reconstructed State legislature after adoption of
new State constitution in 1869, accepted provisions of First
Morrill Act and received 300,000 acres in scrip

Legislature authorized taking over Preston and Ohio Institute at Blacksburg and established Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical college on that site. Opened for instruction immediately. Legislature in same action authorized division of the land-grant endowment fund, one-third to Hampton Institute and two-thirds to the newly established Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (March 19)

Provisions of Second Morrill Act accepted

Master's degree first awarded

State accepted provisions of Second Morrill Act and reiterated au-
thority for division of funds (February 23)

Name changed by adding "and Polytechnic Institute."
Doctorate first conferred

1894

1893

1942

1944

Became Virginia Polytechnic Institute

1959-60

Amount of 1862 land-grant endowment fund-$344,312; income$13,722

1867

1868

1870

1873

Virginia State College
Petersburg

Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute established on a farm known as "Little Scotland" on the Hampton River (June) Students first admitted (April)

Chartered as a semiprivate school

Designated by State legislature as the land-grant institution for Negroes, to receive one-third of the land-grant endowment fund (March 19)

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