There were a wide variety of educational institutions operating in the late 19th century to meet societal needs and student interests. Institutions from five sectors served 263,450 students in 1895.
|Business and Commercial Schools||75,604||29%|
|Colleges and Universities||73,159||28%|
|Schools of Technology||10,001||4%|
The business and commercial school sector was the largest with 29% of enrolled students. Within the sector, one-half were enrolled in commercial courses.
Programs at Business and Commercial Schools:
The Report of the Commissioner of Education for the year 1896-97, Vol. II. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1898 serves as the source for data. The photo of the Telegraphy Department of Albany Business College is from the Early Office Museum.