History of Higher Education in America

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A History of Higher Education in America: CSU and the Democratization of Education

In honor of Independence Day and the anniversary of the Morrill Act of 1862, we continue our series on the history of higher education in America. Previously, we examined the impact education had on the solidification of the early American republic. Now we take a look at how land grant institutions, particularly Colorado State University, …

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A History of Higher Education in America: The Promise of Self-Improvement

This week commemorates two important dates in United States history. Obviously, Independence Day, but it’s also the anniversary of the Morrill Act of 1862—the statute that established land-grant universities in the U.S. and ensured that every American could have access to a college education. In celebration, we’re exploring the history of higher education in America …

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