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or Course 113, will ultimately lead to the degeneration of the undergraduate curricula. A State university, to fulfill its function, must be largely local, and Texas is far from being prepared to dispense with its undergraduate work or even to slur it, ever so slightly, that graduate instruction may be the better given. Of course, such a state of affairs may never come. If the cry we are continually raising about sending citizens into the ranks of the world be a right one, undergraduates will keep their ground. The only just contention is that as long as the attention of head-professors is turned to graduate-work in preference to that of undergraduates, the baccalaureate candidates are sure to suffer.

In the President's Report there is contained a very exhaustive table of statistics, which will be of added interest if last year's tables are studied with them. It seems advisable to print these figures in their entirety. "The enrollment in The University for the past two years, by classes and departments, has been as follows:

Departments of Literature, Science and Arts, and of Engineering.

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"One hundred and thirty-six students are registered in the Main University who have studied in forty-seven other colleges and universities. The following list gives the distribution: Sam Houston Normal Institute, 23; Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, 12; Southwestern University, 12; Baylor University, 11; Austin College, 9; Texas Christian University, 5; National Normal University, 5; University of the South, 4; Fort Worth University, 4; Fort Worth Polytechnic College, 4; John Tarleton College, 4; University of Nashville, 3; Weatherford College, 3; Yale University, 2; University of Missouri, 2; East Texas Normal College, 2; Baylor Female College, 2; Trinity University, 2; Notre Dame University, 1; University of the Pacific, 1; University of Colorado, 1; Ohio Normal College, 1; University of Virginia, 1; Warrensburg Normal, 1; North Texas Baptist College, 1; Texas College, 1; Evangelical Lutheran College, 1; University of Iowa, 1; University of Mississippi, 1; University of Nebraska, 1; North Texas Normal College, 1; Princeton University, 1; Emory and Henry College, 1; Washington University, 1; Ottawa University, 1; Armour Institute, 1; Kentucky Wesleyan College, 1; Hollins' Institute, 1; Washington and Lee University, 1; Kentucky University, 1; Southern Normal College, 1; Georgetown University, D. C., 1; Smith College, 1; Simmons College, 1; Georgetown College, Ky., 1; Delaware College, 1; Newberry College, 1. Three hundred and eighteen students have earned the money they are expending on their education, and one hundred and seventy-four are either wholly or in part defraying their expenses by work while in attendance upon the University. Six hundred and thirty-six of the eight hundred and thirty-two students of the Main University are native-born Texans. The birth-places of the remaining number are as follows: Tennessee, 24; Missouri, 18; Mississippi, 16; Alabama, 14; Kentucky, 12; Louisiana, 11; Illinois, 10; Arkansas, 10; Georgia, 8; Kansas, 7; Germany, 5; England, 4; North Carolina, 4; Ohio, 4; Iowa, 3; Indiana, 3; South Carolina, 3; California, 3; Pennsylvania, 2; Connecticut, 2; Nebraska, 2; Wisconsin, 2; Porto Rico, 2; Virginia, 2; Massachusetts, 2; Canada, 1; Minnesota, 1; Japan, 1; Michigan, 1; Ireland, 1; Switzerland, 1; Mexico, 1; Sweden, 1; Vermont, 1; Delaware, 1; Scotland, 1. Twelve failed to assign a birth-place.



"The catalogue of students by counties is given below. There are one hundred and thirty-two counties represented: Travis, 162; Bexar, 38; Grayson, 33; Dallas, 33; Harris, 26; McLennan, 23; Ellis, 19; Bell, 13; Fannin, 13; Hill, 13; Milam, 13; Navarro, 13; Williamson, 13; Tarrant, 12; Anderson, 11; Caldwell, 11; Gonzales, 11; Comanche, 10; Erath, 10; Falls, 10; Hunt, 8; Jefferson, 8; Robertson, 8; Collin, 7; Galveston, 7; Gillespie, 7; Parker, 7; Bee, 6; Cherokee, 6; Clay, 6; Denton, 6; DeWitt, 6; Fayette, 6; Hays, 6; Kaufman, 6; Smith, 6; Walker, 6; Brazoria, 5; Cooke, 5; Coryell, 5; El Paso, 5; Guadalupe, 5; Johnson, 5; Lavaca, 5; Limestone, 5; Nueces, 5; Red River, 5; San Saba, 5; Wood, 5; Bastrop, 4; Blanco, 4; Gregg, 4; Harrison, 4; Henderson, 4; Houston, 4; Jackson, 4; Kerr, 4; Washington, 4; Wilson, 4; Bosque, 4; Bowie, 3; Comal, 3; Knox, 3; Nacogdoches, 3; Rusk, 3; Shackelford, 3; Uvalde, 3; Wharton,

3; Young, 3; Aransas, 2; Austin, 2; Brazos, 2; Burleson, 2; Camp, 2; Duval, 2; Eastland, 2; Hamilton, 2; Hopkins, 2; Jack, 2; Lamar, 2; Lampasas, 2; McCulloch, 2; Mills, 2; Taylor, 2; Titus, 2; Trinity, 2; Victoria, 2; Wichita, 2; Wilbarger, 2; Wise, 2; Atascosa, 1; Baylor, 1; Burnet, 1; Calhoun, 1; Callahan, 1; Chambers, 1; Coleman, 1; Colorado, 1; Concho, 1; Dawson, 1; Clay, 1; Delta, 1; Donley, 1; Foard, 1; Freestone, 1; Hale, 1; Hall, 1; Hood, 1; LaSalle, 1; Lee, 1; Leon, 1; Llano, 1; Marion, 1; Maverick, 1; Medina, 1; Montgomery, 1; Morris, 1; Palo Pinto, 1; Panola, 1; Polk, 1; Roberts, 1; Runnels, 1; San Patricio, 1; Schleicher, 1; Sterling, 1; Stonewall, 1; Throckmorton, 1; Tom Green, 1; Upshur, 1; Val Verde, 1; Van Zandt, 1; Waller, 1.

"Nineteen students have registered from places outside of Texas as follows: Mississippi, 2; Missouri, 2; New Mexico, 2; Arkansas, 1; California, 1; Illinois, 1; Indian Territory, 1; Louisiana, 1; Massachusetts, 1; Nebraska, 1; North Carolina, 1; Oklahoma, 1; South Carolina, 1; Vermont, 1; Japan 1; Mexico.

"There are fifty-one occupations and trades represented by the parents of the students of the Main University at Austin, distributed as follows: Farmers, 156; merchants, 92; lawyers, 82; stockmen, 47; teachers, 33; physicians, 28; real estate agents, 26; bankers, 22; ministers, 21; railroad men, 13; drummers, 11; county officials, 11; clerks, 10; contractors, 10; capitalists, 10; state officials, 7; insurance agents, 6; manufacturers, 6; cotton buyers, 5; carpenters, 5; mechanics, 5; civil engineers, 4; editors, 4; dairymen, 4; United States officials, 4; postmasters, 3; boarding house keepers, 3; saloon keepers, 2; lumbermen, 2; millers, 2; bee keepers, 2; printers, 2; shoemakers, 2; ginners, 2; watchmakers, 2; hotel keeper, 1; optician, 1; speculator, 1; stenographer, 1; lecturer, 1; manager of oil company, 1; stonemason, 1; blacksmith, 1; telephone manager, 1; secretary united charities, 1; painter, 1; dressmaker, 1; butcher, 1; bookkeeper, 1; pawnbroker, 1; city official, 1.

"Of the students at the Main University, 388 entered with credits from affiliated schools, 136 from other universities and colleges of recognized standing, 117 by examination, 89 on special approval, 62 on first grade State certificates, and 41 were admitted from other schools, not colleges and not regularly affiliated with The University.

“The average age of the students of the Law Department for the present session is 24 years, 4 months and 18 days. Of the 402 academic men who gave their ages, the average is 22 years, 3 months, and 25 days. The average age of 230 women of the Academic Department is 21 years, 6 months, and 14 days; 815 of the students of the Main University gave their ages upon entrance cards. The average age of this number is 22 years, 8 months, 11 days. No account of odd months and days were taken in computing the age of each student, therefore it will be well to remember that the average age in each department, when accurately computed, would be considerably greater, say four or five months. The average of students in the Main University is at least 23 years.

"Eleven different denominations and faiths are represented among the

students as follows: Methodists, 221; Baptists, 134; Presbyterians, 114; Episcopalians, 89; Christian, 76; Catholic, 18; Jewish, 13; Cumberland Presbyterian, 13; Lutheran, 11; Congregational, 6; Unitarian, 1. One hundred and thirty-six students failed to give any preference on their

entrance cards."

The contents of the Dean's report are of such general interest that it seems wise to publish them well-nigh in their entirety:

"Admission Into The University.

"Under this general head, I may mention some modifications in the rules governing the May entrance examinations. Last year, when the May period for admission examinations was first established, it was provided that such examinations should be given at all affiliated schools, and at such other points as might be approved by the President. In his annual report, my predecessor called attention to the expense of printing and sending examination questions to all affiliated schools, and to the slight returns therefrom. Very few candidates availed themselves of the opportunity thus offered for taking examinations, and the expense amounted to between fifty and sixty dollars. On investigation, it became plain to the Faculty that in centers where affiliated schools existed, most students entered The University by attending and graduating from these schools, rather than by independent examination. It also seemed probable that the heads of affiliated schools were not as enthusiastic in encouraging candidates for admission to take examinations as others might be, and that the holding of examinations at affiliated schools had, in many cases, rendered it necessary to refuse applications from nearby places where affiliated schools were not to be found, but in which were to be found candidates for admission who could enter only by way of examination. The Faculty, therefore, decided that examinations should be held in May only at such affiliated schools as made application therefor, and at such other places as applied and were approved by the President.

"Another regulation of the Faculty with regard to the May entrance examinations provided that applicants must receive credit in four units in order to carry over any credits until September, it being necessary for them to be re-examined in all subjects attempted in May, if they passed in less than four units. * The Faculty, however, after deliberation, came to the conclusion that a number of applicants might be discouraged from attempting the May examinations if they could not feel sure of getting any credits unless they passed in at least four of the seven and a half required units, and concluded that one of the best means of encouraging intending students to present themselves for the May exami nations would be to give them credit for any subjects satisfactorily passed at that time. Legislation giving that additional privilege was accordingly passed.

"Congestion and Delay.

"During the registration period in September has come to be a serious evil with the growth of The University in numbers, and for some past

years, the Faculty has put forth its greatest ingenuity in endeavoring, as far as possible, to correct these evils. Two measures with this end in view were passed during the present session. The first allows students to select their courses for the following year, and to carry out as many as possible of the preliminary processes of registration at the end of the spring term. The second allows new students to register by mail, preferably at the time of their graduation from affiliated schools, and with the advice of their parents and teachers. All such registration is, of course, regarded as preliminary and subject to change by the Advisory Committee or by the desire of the student concerned in reasonable cases. With the same end in view, the Faculty has also requested the President to ask for a special stenographer at the opening of each session, whose duty it shall be to devote all his time to preparation of class lists, in order that the work of the session may begin promptly, and that all instructors may be brought into contact with the students of their classes at the earliest possible moment. Owing to the great rush at the opening of the session, and to the insufficiency of the office force for dealing therewith, it has generally happened that classes, though nominally beginning the Monday after the opening, have, in fact, scarcely begun until the end of the week which the Monday begins. The whole question of the clerical force of The University is important, and will be referred to later on in this report. +

A piece of legisla

tion that has wider bearing, but that also affects the general subject of registration, may be now mentioned. One of the factors that has unquestionably had much to do with the delay on the part of the students in selecting their courses and entering The University has been the fraternity activity of that time. There is a keen rivalry among the different fraternities, and the entire membership has increasingly busied itself in investigating newcomers, and in endeavoring to arouse interest, in those considered desirable, in the fraternities desiring them as members. After consideration of the matter, extending over a year by the Regents, the Faculty, and the fraternities themselves, and after a number of conferences between representatives of the fraternities and a Faculty committee, these representatives proposed that they pledge themselves and all their members to each other and to the Faculty and the Regents, not to pledge, solicit or ask any first-year student to join a fraternity until after January 16. This proposal having been accepted by the Regents, the pledge is now operative, and I believe will be loyally lived up to by our fraternities. All the measures mentioned above will unquestionably aid in expediting registration, but I gravely doubt whether the evil of postponement will be entirely met by any or by all of them. I think it is my duty to call to your attention the report of the committee appointed to investigate this question, which set forth the facts very fully and recommended the imposition of a fine of $3.00 on all students who failed to register during the first four days of each session. The number of students postponing matriculation has increased steadily for the last four or five years, except that last year, when a statement appeared in the Catalogue to the effect that a $3.00 fine would be imposed, the number of postponements

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