The Numbers and More, 1890-91
Number Students and Graduates
17 Undergraduate Students, Fall Semester
1 Graduates, Bachelor of Science, School of Agriculture
No Record Winter Courses in Agriculture Participants
Number Faculty, Courses and Academic Majors
1 Academic Department
20 Courses Offered to Undergraduates
1 Academic Major
Dollars Academic Year Fees, Undergraduate (Excludes special fees, no tiution charged)
$20 Indiana Residents ($554 in 2018 dollars, inflation-adjusted)
$20 Nonresident, U.S. Citizens ($554 in 2018 dollars, inflation-adjusted)
Purdue Agriculture, 1890-91
- Agricultural students participated in a Young Farmers’ Club that met every two weeks for the discussion of agricultural topics of special interest.
- Students paid $2.50 per week for board, and $0.50 per week for room for the 38-week academic year totaling $114 ($3,005 in 2018 dollars, inflation-adjusted).
- James Naismith, a physical education professor and instructor at the International Young Men’s Christian Association Training School (YMCA) in Springfield, Massachusetts, invented basketball.
- Benjamin Harrison (Indiana) served as the 23rdPresident of the United States from 1889-93.