The Numbers and More, 1880-81
Number Students and Graduates
9 Undergraduate Students, Fall Semester
0 Graduates (Three graduates in 1881-82)
0 Winter Courses in Agriculture Participants (Program not offered)
Number Faculty, Courses and Academic Majors
1 Academic Department
1 Faculty Member
15 Courses Offered to Undergraduates (15 listed subjects)
1 Academic Major
Dollars Academic Year Fees, Undergraduate (Excludes special fees, no tuition charged)
$14 Indiana Residents ($346 in 2018 dollars, inflation-adjusted)
$14 Nonresident, U.S. Citizens ($346 in 2018 dollars, inflation-adjusted)
Purdue Agriculture, 1880-81
- In 1880-81, there was one Purdue Professor of Agriculture and Horticulture, Charles L. Ingersoll. He was appointed in 1879 to be the first Agriculture professor.
- The Bachelor of Science degree was awarded to students who completed the Scientific course, the Agricultural course, or the Mechanical course. Two years of Latin or German were required.
- The journal Science was first published in the United States in 1880 with financial support from Thomas Edison.
- On March 31, 1880, Wabash, Indiana, became the first electrically lit city in the world.