Annual Report, School of Agriculture 1963-4


Annual Report, School of Agriculture 1963-4


The excerpt from this annual report focuses on the characteristics of students in the Agricultural Institute program. This data further illustrates the Agricultural Institute was developed to empower students who had a life long interest in agriculture and were at risk of terminating a high school degree had formal training at North Carolina State College not been available. The report also discusses various problems for the program in 1963-1964: the availability of scholarships, a limited number of large classrooms available on campus, and a limited budget. The School of Agriculture planned to strengthen the program with a study of its curriculum and how to change it, and obtaining close circuit televisions for laboratory instruction.


School of Agriculture and Life Sciences


"Annual Report, School of Agriculture 1963-4," North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Annual Reports, UA 100.02.001,Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC.






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The excerpted transcription highlights a section of page 3. See PDF for full document.

"Students and Studies

During this academic year, 113 students received the B.S. degree and 71 the associate from the Agricultural Institute. These statistics represent a gain of 20 and 25 percent, respectively from the previous year. 

A study was conducted comparing the characteristics of students in the baccalaureate degree program and the Agricultural Institute program. Some of the significant contrasts in the groups of students are as follows: The students in the Institute program in general

(1) Graduate from high schools with smaller enrollments

(2) Are more likely to inherit a farm or ranch

(3) Take more courses in high school in agriculture

(4) Are more frequently a member or Future Farmers of America or 4-H Clubs.

(5) Have a higher probability of terminating formal education at high school level than if such a program as the Institute had not been available."

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School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, “Annual Report, School of Agriculture 1963-4,” The State of History, accessed June 25, 2024,