Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Montana State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
MONTANA STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND MECHANIC ARTS, an institution founded by the State of Montana in 1893 at Bozeman, Montana, for the improvement of its citizens in scientific agriculture and in the industrial arts. The State in 1893 granted to the college 140,000 acres of land; of these 26,000 have been sold and the remainder leased. The increased value of land and especially timber in the years 1918, 1919, and 1920 greatly increased the income of the college and placed it on a sure financial basis. Appropriations from the State amount to $85,000 annually. Enrollment is about 600.