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land-grant colleges and universities

(Encyclopedia) land-grant colleges and universities, U.S. institutions benefiting from the provisions of the Morrill Act (1862), which gave to the states federal lands for the…

Montana State University

(Encyclopedia) Montana State University, at Bozeman; land-grant; coeducational; chartered 1893. It is primarily a technical institution specializing in agriculture, engineering, and…

Oregon State University

(Encyclopedia) Oregon State University, at Corvallis; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1858 as Corvallis College, opened 1865. In 1868 it was designated Oregon…

Idaho, University of

(Encyclopedia) Idaho, University of, mainly at Moscow; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered and opened 1889. Among its facilities are the Water and Energy Resources…

Washington State University

(Encyclopedia) Washington State University, at Pullman; land-grant and state supported; chartered 1890, opened 1892 as an agriculture college. From 1905 to 1959 it was the State College…

Georgia, University of

(Encyclopedia) Georgia, University of, at Athens, Ga.; land-grant and state-supported; coeducational; chartered 1785 as the first state-supported university in the United States, opened…

South Dakota State University

(Encyclopedia) South Dakota State University, at Brookings; land-grant support; coeducational; chartered 1883 as Dakota Agricultural College, opened 1884. In 1907 it became South Dakota…

Johnston, Gabriel

(Encyclopedia) Johnston, Gabriel, 1699–1752, colonial governor of North Carolina (1734–52). An efficient and popular Scot, he nevertheless had constant difficulties with the assembly…

Oklahoma State University

(Encyclopedia) Oklahoma State University, at Stillwater; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1890, opened 1891 as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College,…

Nevada, University of

(Encyclopedia) Nevada, University of, at Reno and Las Vegas; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1864, opened 1874 at Elko, moved to Reno 1886. The Reno campus…