STATE COLLEGE OF KENTUCKY. 7
i Since the dissolu.ion of the connection with Kentucky
University, the Institution has grown steadily in patronage
` and in the confidence of the public.
Total number of matrieulates IS77—lS (last year of connection with
Kentucky University) . .................... 7S
Total number of matriculates 1S7S—’9 ............... IIS
Total number of matrieulates 1879*,80 .............. 137
Total number of mntrieulntes 1S8o—`1 . .............. 234
Total number of matrieulates IS3l—l2. .............. 321
`Totnl number of matrieulates 1SS2—’3 .......... -. .... 316 -
The effect of the unprovoked assault made upon the State
College before the last Legislature by the various denomina-
tional colleges of the State has been to increase, rather than
to diminish its attendance. The plea which the aggrieved
colleges made, Mez! m’zzca1z`02z was made Z00 c/zmp, Z00 mmzy
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w`dm’, failed to convince the Legislature that State aid
should be withdrawn from an institution to which, by
accepting the trust from the General Government, the
Commonwealth had pledged her support. Should the State
College be let alone and allowed to devote itself to its own
work and to operate on its own lines, work which in no
proper sense interferes with that of the denominational col-
leges, and in no proper sense traverses the lines on which
they are laid down, Eve years will not elapse until it has i
·six hundred students within its walls. ,