The New International Encyclopædia/Massachusetts Agricultural College
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Massachusetts Agricultural College
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MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. A co-educational State institution at Amherst, Mass., chartered in 1803 and opened in 1807. The college buildings are situated on a farm of 400 acres. 210 acres of which are devoted to experimental farming and 100 to horticulture. Winter courses are offered for those unable to take the regular four years' course and special courses in botany, dairying, market gardening, and other departments are offered to women. The degrees conferred are B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. The attendance in 1902 was 160; the number of instructors was 21. The buildings and lands were valued at about $260,000. and the equipment at $110,000. The library had 23,655 volumes.