This dataset contains information about the founding of colleges established before 1848 in the United States of America.
A data frame with 65 observations of 6 variables.
college: The name of the college or university.
original_name: The name under which the institution was
founded, if different.
state: The location of the institution.
established: The year that the institution was founded.
sponsorship: The sponsoring religious denomination, or
secular if not founded by a denomination.
George Oberle, George Mason University
Daniel Walker Howe
This data was transcribed by George Oberle from the table "Some American Institutions of Higher Education Founded Before 1848, in Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), 460-461.
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