The Numbers and More, 1960-61


Number             Students and Graduates

1,295                   Undergraduate Students, Fall Semester

205                      Graduates, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

18                        Graduates, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

22                        Graduates, Bachelor of Science in Forestry

106                      Winter Courses in Agriculture Participants


Photo of agricultural engineering students testing a roof gable, 1960.

Agricultural engineering students test a roof gable, 1960.

Number             Faculty, Courses and Academic Majors

11                        Academic Departments

375                      Faculty Members

260                      Courses Offered to Undergraduates

15                        Academic Majors


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

$240                   Indiana Residents ($2,043 in 2018 dollars, inflation-adjusted)

$615                   Nonresident, U.S. Citizens ($5,236 in 2018 dollars, inflation-adjusted)


Purdue Agriculture, 1960-61

  • The Forestry Club float took top campus honors in the Annual Senior Cord Parade before the first football game against UCLA.
  • The School of Veterinary Science and Medicine buildings were dedicated on October 12, 1960.

Elsewhere, 1960-61

  • In 1960, John F. Kennedy won the U.S. Presidential election.
  • Aluminum cans were used for the first time.
  • Xerox introduced its first copier.

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