Friday, February 14, 2014

Missouri Colleges and Universities in 1895

There were 38 institutions of higher education in Missouri in 1895.  Most were small with the median enrollment of 145 students.  Fifty-three percent (53%) of these students were actually enrolled in collegiate, professional, or graduate programs.


PreparatoryCollegiateGraduateProfessional
% of Total
47%
44%
1%
8%
# Students
3,478
3,244
64
607

The MO institutions are mapped below or you can follow a direct link offers a full screen view in a new window.  The pins are color coded to reflect whether institutions are still operating or have closed.  You can check or uncheck the boxes corresponding to the respective category.  You can also select a specific pin and a pop-up will display with the name of the institution, the location, and the founding date.




Institutions That Have Closed
InstitutionLocationDateEstablishedPercent Collegiate Graduate or Professional Enrollment
Central Christian CollegeAlbany MO
1892
69%
Northwest Missouri CollegeAlbany MO
1892
69%
Pike CollegeBowling Green MO
1882
70%
Missouri Wesleyan UniversityCameron MO
1883
16%
St. Vincent's CollegeCape Girardeau MO
1843
45%
Grand River Christian Union CollegeEdinburg MO
1858
42%
Synodical Female CollegeFulton MO
1872
77%
Pritchett CollegeGlasgow MO
1866
28%
Presbyterian CollegeIndependence MO
1871
34%
Baptist Female CollegeLexington MO
1855
79%
Central Female CollegeLexington MO
1869
68%
Elizabeth Aull Female SeminaryLexington MO
1859
67%
Liberty College for Young LadiesLiberty MO
1890
79%
Hardin CollegeMexico MO
1873
81%
Morrisville CollegeMorrisville MO
1872
27%
Scarritt Collegiate InstituteNeosho MO
1888
30%
Christian Brothers College [CBC High School still operating]St. Louis MO
1851
34%
Tarkio CollegeTarkio MO
1883
49%
Avalon CollegeTrenton MO
1868
44%
Central Wesleyan CollegeWarrenton MO
1864
41%


Institutions Still Operating
InstitutionLocationDateEstablishedPercent Collegiate Graduate or Professional Enrollment
Southwest Baptist College [now Southwest Baptist University]Bolivar MO 65613
1878
45%
Christian University [now Culver Stockton College]Canton MO 63435
1855
100%
Christian College [now Columbia College]Columbia MO
1851
62%
Stephens CollegeColumbia MO
1856
81%
University of MissouriColumbia MO
1842
100%
Central College [now Central Methodist University]Fayette MO
1857
48%
Howard Payne College [now Central Methodist University]Fayette MO
1844
51%
Westminster CollegeFulton MO
1853
70%
Lincoln Institute [now Lincoln University]Jefferson City MO
1866
2%
LaGrange College [moved to Hannibal, MO, now Hannibal LaGrange UniversityLaGrange MO
1858
73%
William Jewell CollegeLiberty MO
1849
51%
Missouri Valley CollegeMarshall MO
1889
40%
Cottey Female College [now Cottey College]Nevada MO
1884
46%
Park College [now Park University]Parkville MO
1875
33%
Drury College [now Drury University]Springfield MO
1873
29%
Lidenwood Female College [now Lindenwood University]St. Charles MO
1830
77%
St. Louis UniversitySt. Louis MO
1829
20%
Washington UniversitySt. Louis MO
1859
36%

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.