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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college original_name city state established 1 Harvard <NA> Cambridge MA 1636 2 William and Mary <NA> Williamsburg VA 1693 3 Yale <NA> New Haven CT 1701 4 Pennsylvania, Univ. of <NA> Philadelphia PA 1740 5 Princeton College of New Jersey Princeton NJ 1746 6 Columbia King's College New York NY 1754 sponsorship 1 Congregational; after 1805 Unitarian 2 Anglican 3 Congregational 4 Nondenominational 5 Presbyterian 6 Anglican Loading required package: ggplot2 Warning message: Ignoring unknown parameters: binwidth
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