In the various departments of technical instruction, she has a national reputation. Her colleges and universities so richly endowed secure the highest attainable advantages. These privileges supplemented by the free public libraries of the state, place possibilities within the reach of every young man or young woman, the value of which cannot be approximated by human estimate.
Six of the leading states are thus classified:—
Public School Sittings School Schools. State. Buildings. Provided. Property.
6,604 Mass. 3,343 319,749 $21,660,392 15,203 Ill. 11,880 694,106 15,876,572 11,623 Ind. 9,679 437,050 11,907,541 18,615 N.Y. 11,927 763,817 31,235,401 16,473 Ohio 12,224 676,664 21,643,515 18,618 Penn. 12,857 961,074 25,919,397
The following institutions for higher education have about $5,000,000 invested in grounds and buildings, about $9,000,000 in endowments, yielding an annual income of about $1,000,000, having about 4,000 students and about 400,000 volumes in libraries, Universities and Colleges.
Amherst College, organized 1821 Boston College, organized 1864 Boston University, organized 1872 College of the Holy Cross, organized 1843 Tufts College, organized 1852 Harvard College, organized 1636 Williams College, organized 1793
COLLEGES FOR WOMEN.
Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, organized 1837 Sophia Smith College, organized 1872 Wellesley College, organized 1874
Andover Theological Seminary, organized
Boston University School of Theology, organized 1847
Divinity School of Harvard University, organized 1816
Episcopal Theological School, organized 1867
Tufts College Divinity School, organized 1867
Newton Theological Institution, organized 1825
New Church Theological School, organized 1866