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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College

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MISSISSIPPI AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE, founded in 1880, at Agricultural College, Miss. The regular four years' courses offered are the agricultural, mechanical and textile, leading to the degree of B.S.; a short course (10 weeks for two years) is given in the winter; graduate courses are also provided; and there is a preparatory department. Women are admitted to all courses. The experiment station is connected with the college, and receives special Federal appropriation; and farmers' institutes are organized by the college and attended by members of the faculty; in 1910 such institutes had an attendance of 2,000. The college was endowed by the Federal land grants of 1862 and 1890, and receives also State and Federal appropriations; no tuition is charged to residents of the State. Military instruction is given. In 1918 the students numbered 1,207; the instructors, 72; and the library contained about 36,200 volumes.