The Numbers and More, 1920-21


Photo of the New horse barn on the Purdue farm, 1919.

New horse barn on the Purdue farm, 1919.

Number      Students and Graduates

548               Undergraduate Students, Fall Semester

96                 Graduates, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

91                 Winter Courses in Agriculture Participants


Number      Faculty, Courses and Academic Majors

7                   Academic Departments

43                 Faculty Members

87                 Courses Offered to Undergraduates

8                   Academic Majors


Dollars       Academic Year Fees, Undergraduate (Excludes special fees, includes tuition paid only by nonresidents)

$51              Indiana Residents  ($642 in 2018 dollars, inflation-adjusted)

$86             Nonresident, U.S. Citizens ($1,084 in 2018 dollars, inflation-adjusted)



Purdue Agriculture, 1920-21

  • A contest among the classes resulted in nearly 100 percent membership in the Agricultural Society, the social and professional club for students.
  • Purdue paid homage on Armistice Day, November 11, to her 68 loyal sons who died in World War I.

Elsewhere, 1920-21

  • On November 2, 1920, Warren G. Harding was elected U.S. President in the first national election in which women were allowed to vote.
  • The Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibition of production and consumption of alcohol, was started in1920.


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