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THE UNITED STATES
BUREAU OF EDUCATION.

[Created as a Department March 2, 1867. Made an Office of the

Interior Department July 1, 1869.]

COMMISSIONERS.

HENRY BARNARD,
March 14, 1867, to larch 15, 1870.

JOHN EATON,
March 16, 1870, to dugust 5, 1886.

NATHANIEL II. R. DAWSON,

August 6, 1836, to date.

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CHAPTER II.-STATISTICS OF STATE COMMON-SCHOOL SYSTEMS.

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CHAPTER IV.-Discussions of EDUCATIONAL Questioxs by STATE SUPERINTENDENTS AND

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Summary of statistics of private secondary schools -or girls (Table 32, Division A)........... 500

Summary of statistics of private secondary schools for boys (Table 32, Division B) .... ou?

Summary of statistics of private secondary schools for both sexes (Table 32, Division C)..... 504

Comparative statistics of secondary schools............ --------------------------- 508

General considerations arising from the comparative view...... --------. 503

Supervisory agents—the Regents of the University of the State of New York............. ---- 508

State universities as supervisory agents 508

Private associations......... ---- 500

Commission of colleges on admission examinations.. 509

Duration of secondary courses ........... *------------------ ------ ---------------------------- 511

Comparative statistics of secondary schools supported wholly by public funds (Table 33, Divis’

ion A) ----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------ --------- 512

Comparative statistics of secondary schools supported partly by public funds (Table 33, Divis-

ion B) ------------------------------------------------------------------ ----- 513

Comparative statistics of private secondary schools for girls (Table 34, Division A) - 514

Comparative statistics of private secondary schools for boys (Table 34, Division B) 515

Comparative statistics of private secondary schools for both sexes (Table 34, Division C) ----. 516

Number and classification of all secondary students (Table 35).----.. --------------- --- 517

Remarks upon the detailed tables ... 517

Statistics of secondary schools supported wholly by public funds (Table 36, Division A) 519

544

Statistics of private secondary schools for both sexes (Table 37, Division C). 588

Addenda to the statistics of secondary instruction 629

Admission requirements—universities and colleges (Table 38). ---- 631

Admission requirements—agricultural and mechanical colleges (Table 39)---------------- ---- 639

Admission requirements—institutions for the superior instruction of women (Table 40).---- -- 640

- CHAPTER IX. —SUPERIOR INSTRUCTION.

i.-ixstitutions Fort the superion instituction or woxien.

General character .......... --------------- -------------- -------------------------------------- 642

Obstacles to classification.............................----- 642

Explanation of Table 42............ ------------------------------------------ -------- ------ 642

Admission of women to Columbia College ........---------- ------------------------------ ----- 643

Summary of statistics of institutious for the superior instruction of women (Table 41)..... ---- 644

Statistics of institutions for the superior instruction of women (Table 42).......--------------- 645

II.-Universities Axl, CoLLEGES.

The tabular scheme ----------------------------- -------------------------------------- - G58,

Universities ------------------------------------------------------------- -------- -------------- g56

Statistics of foundations comprising groups of related faculties, etc. (Table 43).--------------- 653

Statistics of State universities (Table 44)...... ...-------------------------------------------- 600

Colleges or collegiate departments......... ------------------------ ---------------------------- 662

Summary of statistics of colleges of liberal arts (Table 45) --------- ----------- ------ 664

Comparative statistics of the undergraduate work of colleges (Table 46) ...................... 666

Classification of undergraduate students............ ---------------------- -------- ego

Endowed professorships in Harvard University........................... -------------------- gto

Organization of the University of Pennsylvania ------------------------- --------------------- Gö8

Organization of the University of Virginia ------------------------------------------------ 668

University of Alabama...... * --------------- ---------------------------------------- Cö3

Organization of Cornell University—recent building operations................ ----- too

West Virginia University......... ------ -------------- ------------------- -------- --- G70

Notable events in the history of superior instruction..... ------ -- 670

Extracts from college catalogues, etc.......... -------------------- . 671

Statistics of colleges of liberal arts (Table 47).................... ---------------- ---- 0.75
In-schools or science.

Character of the U.S. land grant schools.............. -------------------------------- ------ -- 70,

Summary of statistics of land grant schools (Table 48)..... ------------ ------------------------ 708

Percentage of students engaged in field, shop, eto, (Table 49)...... ----...------- 709

View of practical work as reported from twenty-five colleges............ 710

Appropriations and benefactions to land grant colleges (Table 50).---- 710

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