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Land-grant university

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Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land-grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States designated by each state to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890.
The Morrill Acts funded educational institutions by granting federally controlled land to the states for the states to develop or sell to raise funds to establish and endow "land-grant" colleges. The mission of these institutions as set forth in the 1862 Act is to focus on the teaching of practical agriculture, science and engineering (though "without excluding ... classical studies"), as a response to the industrial revolutionand changing social class.[1][2] This mission was in contrast to the historic practice of higher education to focus on an abstract Liberal Artscurriculum.
Ultimately, most land-grant colleges became large public universities that today offer a full spectrum of educational opportunities. However, some land-grant colleges are private schools, including Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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·                                 1 History
o                                        1.1 State law precedents
·                                 2 Hatch Act
·                                 3 Expansion
·                                 4 Nomenclature
·                                 5 Relevant legislation
·                                 6 See also
·                                 7 Notes
·                                 8 External links

[edit]History

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The concept of publicly funded agricultural and technical educational institutions first rose to national attention through the efforts of Jonathan Baldwin Turner in the late 1840s.[3] The first land-grant bill was introduced in Congress by Representative Justin Smith Morrill of Vermont in 1857.[3] The bill passed in 1859, but was vetoed by President James Buchanan.[3] Morrill resubmitted his bill in 1861, and it was ultimately enacted into law in 1862.
Upon passage of the federal land-grant law in 1862, Iowa was the first state legislature to accept the provisions of the Morrill Act, on September 11, 1862.[4][5] Iowa subsequently designated the State Agricultural College (now Iowa State University) as the land grant college on March 29, 1864.[5][6] The first land-grant institution actually created under the Act was Kansas State University, which was established on February 16, 1863, and opened on September 2, 1863.[7] The oldest school to hold land-grant status presently is Rutgers University, founded in 1766 and designated the land-grant college of New Jersey in 1864.
A second Morrill Act was passed in 1890, aimed at the former Confederate states. This act required each state to show that race was not an admissions criterion, or else to designate a separate land-grant institution for persons of color.[8] Among the seventy colleges and universities which eventually evolved from the Morrill Acts are several of today's historically Black colleges and universities. Though the 1890 Act granted cash instead of land, it granted colleges under that act the same legal standing as the 1862 Act colleges; hence the term "land-grant college" properly applies to both groups.
Later on, other colleges such as the University of the District of Columbia and the "1994 land-grant colleges" for Native Americans were also awarded cash by Congress in lieu of land to achieve "land-grant" status.
In imitation of the land-grant colleges' focus on agricultural and mechanical research, Congress later established programs of sea grant colleges (aquatic research, in 1966), urban grant colleges (urban research, in 1985), space grant colleges (space research, in 1988), and sun grant colleges (sustainable energy research, in 2003).
West Virginia State University is the only current land-grant university to have surrendered its land-grant status, which happened in 1957, and to later regain this status, which happened in 2001; and is also the smallest land-grant university in the country.[citation needed]

[edit]State law precedents

 



Prior to enactment of the Morrill Act in 1862, Michigan State University was chartered under Michigan state law as a state land-grant institution on February 12, 1855, as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, receiving an appropriation of 14,000 acres (57 km2) of state-owned land. The Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania, later to become Pennsylvania State University, followed as a state land-grant school on February 22 of that year.
Michigan State and Penn State were subsequently designated as the federal land-grant colleges for their states in 1863.

[edit]Hatch Act

The mission of the land-grant universities was expanded by the Hatch Act of 1887, which provided federal funds to states to establish a series of agricultural experiment stations under the direction of each state's land-grant college, as well as pass along new information, especially in the areas of soil minerals and plant growth. The outreach mission was further expanded by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 to include cooperative extension  — the sending of agents into rural areas to help bring the results of agricultural research to the end users. Beyond the original land grants, each land-grant college receives annual Federal appropriations for research and extension work on the condition that those funds are matched by state funds.

[edit]Expansion

While today's land-grant universities were initially known as land-grant colleges, only a few of the more than 70 institutions that developed from the Morrill Acts retain "College" in their official names; most are universities.
The University of the District of Columbia received land-grant status in 1967 and a $7.24 million endowment (USD) in lieu of a land grant. In a 1972 Special Education Amendment,  American Samoa,  Guam,  Micronesia,  Northern Marianas, and  the Virgin Islands each received $3 million.
In 1994, 29 tribal colleges and universities became land-grant institutions under the Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act. As of 2008, 32 tribal colleges and universities have land-grant status. Most of these colleges grant two-year degrees. Six are four-year institutions, and two offer a master's degree.

[edit]Nomenclature

Land-grant universities are not to be confused with sea grant colleges (a program instituted in 1966),  space grant colleges (instituted in 1988), urban-grant colleges or  sun grant colleges (instituted in 2003). In some states, the land-grant missions for agricultural research and extension have been relegated to a statewide agency of the university system rather than the original land-grant campus; an example is the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

[edit]Relevant legislation

§                     The Morrill Act of 1862
§                     The Hatch Act of 1887
§                     The second Morrill Act of 1890
§                     The Adams Act – 1906
§                     The Nelson Act – 1907
§                     The Smith–Lever Act of 1914
§                     Chapter 79 – May 8, 1914
§                     The Smith–Hughes Act – 1917
§                     The Parnell Act – 1925
§                     The Copper–Ketcham Act – 1928
§                     The Bankhead–Jones Act of 1935
§                     The Bankhead–Flannegan Act – 1945
§                     The Research Marketing Act – 1946
§                     Amendment to Smith–Lever Act – 1953, 1955, 1961, 1962, 1968
§                     Amended Hatch Act – 1955
§                     The McIntire–Stennis Act – 1962
§                     The Research Facilities Act – 1965
§                     Public Law 89-106 – 1965
§                     The National Sea Grant College and Program Act – 1966
§                     The Rural Development Act – 1972
§                     The Food and Agriculture Act – 1977
§                     The National Agricultural Research Extension and Teaching Act – Title XIV – 1977
§                     The Resource Extension Act – 1978
§                     Amendment to Title XIV – 1981
§                     The Agriculture and Food Act – 1981
§                     Amendment to Title XIV of Food Security Act – 1985
§                     Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act – 1994; extended land-grant status to Tribal colleges and universities

[edit]See also

§                     List of land-grant universities
§                     Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
§                     Sea Grant Colleges
§                     Space Grant Colleges
§                     Sun Grant Colleges
§                     State university

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