Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College

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MISSISSIPPI AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE, an institution maintained by the State of Mississippi to further scientific agriculture and industrial education. It was founded in 1878 and is located at Agricultural College, Miss. Residents in the State receive free tuition, others pay a fee of $100 per year, the course leading to a degree lasting two years. The College is one in which instruction isn military drill and government is given and a United States Army officer is detailed for service there. The students all wear a uniform prescribed by the authorities. The enrollment is approximately 1,200, with a faculty of 105.