The schools are arranged by date of founding, together with USMA connections.
On the first line, the date of founding, the name of the school and the
state are given. This is in bold if there is a USMA connection. Those connections
are listed below the name of the school.
1636 Harvard University (MA)
Lawrence School of Engineering founded 1846.
William A. Barron taught at Harvard 1793-1800 & USMA 1802-1807.
1693 College of William and Mary (VA)
Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, President 1854-1858 & 1866-1868;
President Emeritus 1888-1894.
Lawrence Coy Leonard, C#6839, Lecturer in mathematics, 1955-1968.
1696 St. John's College (MD). [ St. John's College
(Santa Fe, NM) opened in 1964]
Thomas E. Sudler, Prof. Math, Civil Eng, and Military Tactics, 1826-1840.
1701 Yale University (CT)
Jared A. Mansfield graduated in 1777.
David B. Douglass graduated in 1813.
William P. Trowbridge received an honorary degree in 1870.
1740 University of Pennsylvania
Edward H. Courtenay, Prof. Math., 1834-1836.
1742 Moravian College (PA)
1743 University of Delaware
1746 Princeton University (NJ)
1749 Washington and Lee University (VA)
Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, Prof Math, 1839-1842.
Daniel H. Hill, Prof Math, 1849-1854.
Robert E. Lee, President, 1865-1870/
1754 Columbia University (NY) [Was
Columbia College until ??]
Charles Davies, USMA 1815, taught 1857-1865
William G. Peck, USMA 1844, Prof. Math, 1857-1865
1764 Brown University (RI)
1766 Rutgers–New Brunswick (NJ)
1769 Dartmouth College (NH)
Chandler School founded 1851.
Thayer School of Engineering, founded 1867.
Arthur S. Hardy, USMA 1869, Civil Eng 1873-78 and Math 1878-93.
1770 College of Charleston
1772 Salem College (NC)
1773 Dickinson College (PA)
Thomas E. Sudler, Prof. Math, Mechanics, and Astronomy, 1840-1851.
1776 Hampden-Sidney College, VA
Francis H. Smith, Prof. Math., 1837-39.
1780 Transylvania University (KY)
Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, Elected Prof. of Math but declined, 1839.
Robert T. P. Allen, Professor of Mathematics, 1841-1845.
Woolley, x1819, taught mathematics as a cadet and law at TU.
1781 Washington and Jefferson College (PA)
1782 Washington College (MD)
1785 University of Georgia
1787 Castleton State College (VT)
1787 Franklin and Marshall College (PA)
1787 University of Pittsburgh
1787 York College of Pennsylvania
The above list comes from http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/find/cooldest.htm.
These are supposed to be the 26 oldest schools in the country. What follows is NOT a complete list.
1791 University of Vermont
1793 University of Tennessee
1794 Bowdoin College
1795 Union College
Ferdinand R. Hassler taught at USMA 1807-1809 then Union 1810-1813.
1800 Middlebury College
[In 1800 there were 22 colleges and universities in the US. Dupuy, 1958, p.10. This number is clearly wrong; I wonder where he got his information.]
1801 University of Georgia
1802 United States Military Academy
1809 Miami University of Ohio
[Seventh oldest state-assisted university in the nation]
Albert T. Bledsoe, USMA 1830, Prof. Math 1835-1836
1809 Wurtemburg Academy. Became Giles
College in 1848.
Charles G. Rogers
1815 Allegheny College
Robert T. P. Allen, Professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering, 1838-1841.
1817 University of Virginia
[Monroe asked Thayer for advice. Dupuy, 1958, p. 16]
Edward Henry Courtenay, Prof. of Math., 1842-1853.
Albert T. Bledsoe, USMA 1830, Prof. Math., 1854-1861.
Brooke Payne, Instructor of Mathematics, 1921-1922.
1820 Norwich University
Founded by Alden Partridge, USMA 1806.
1822 Hobart and William Smith College (originally Geneva
Horace Webster, Prof Math & Nat Phil 1825-48
David B. Douglass taught there 1848
1823 Lafayette College
1823 Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
Charles Davies, USMA 1815, taught 1839-1841
Mount Airy College, Germantown, PA.
Augustus L. Roumfort, USMA 1817, Professor of Mathematics, 1824-1826.
1824 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Department of Engineering and Technology founded 1835.
1826 Kenyon College (OH)
Catharinus Putnam Buckingham, 1833-36.
Albert T. Bledsoe, USMA 1830, Math and French, 1833-1834
Robert Percy Smith, Prof. of Math., 1836-1839.
David Bates Douglass was President 1841-1845
[Should be 1840-1844: http://www.kenyon.edu/depts/library/services/presiden/kenpres.htm
Web site includes a picture of Douglass]
Edward C. Ross, 1840-1848.
William G. Peck, USMA 1844, 1844. Declined position in 1855.
1826 Mississippi College
College of Louisiana
Henry Gird, Professor of Mathematics, 1829-1843, President, 1831-1842.
Charles Geddings Rogers, 1829-1843.
College, in VA
Martin P. Parks, USMA 1826, 1832-1836
1830 U. S. Naval
Edward S. Holden, USMA 1870, 1873-1881.
[In 1830 there were 56 colleges and universities in the US. Dupuy, 1958, p. 11]
1831 New York University
Charles Davies, USMA 1815, taught 1848-1849
1831 University of Alabama
Nathaniel Rives Chambliss
1831 LaGrange College, Georgia's oldest independent school.
1832 Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, PA. Now
Herman Haupt, Professor of Mathematics, 1844-1847.
1834 Cincinnati College. College burned in 1844 and
was not rebuilt.
Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel, Prof of Mathematics, Philosophy, and Astronomy, 1834-1844.
Bacon College, Georgetown, KY
Jacob Ammen, Professor of Mathematics, 1837-1839.
Jefferson College, Washington MS
Jacob Ammen, Professor of Mathematics, 1839-1840 and 1843-1848.
Jefferson College, LA.
William Fenn Hopkins, elected Asst Prof Math 1837 but declined.
1839 Virginia Military Institute
T. J. "Stonewall" Jackson
Francis H. Smith, USMA 1833, Prof. Math & Sup, 1839-61 and 1865-71.
1842 University of Michigan
Engineering Department founded 1852.
William G. Peck, USMA 1844, Prof. Physics and Civil Engineering, 1855-1857.
William P. Trowbridge, USMA 1848, Prof. Math, 1856-57.
David Bates Douglass papers are in the Clements Library.
Alexander Peter Stewart, USMA 1842, Prof Math 1850-54, 1855-61, 1866-69.
1842 University of Notre Dame
1842 The Citadel
1843 Holy Cross
James Clark, USMA 1829.
Thomas Jefferson Curd, USMA 1844, 1847-1849.
1844 University of Mississsippi
Albert T. Bledsoe, USMA 1830, Prof. Math. and Astronomy, 1848-1851
Claudius W. Sears, Professor of Mathematics,1865-1884
Francis A. Shoup,
1845 U. S. Naval Academy
Joseph Strong, USMA 1818, Inst. Math in Navy 1840-46.
William Fenn Hopkins, USMA 1825, Prof. Nat and Exp Phil, 1850-1859.
Richard S. Smith, USMA 1834, Prof. Math, 1870-73 and Prof. Drawing, 1873-77.
Henry Lockwood, USMA 1836, Prof. Math & Eng, 1841(?)-1876. [Info from Hoskin, p. 33]
1845 Baylor University, Waco, TX (Oldest institution
of higher learning in Texas)
Ray Cannon, VP at USMA, 1999-2000.
1845 Kentucky Military Institute, founded
1845, chartered 20 January 1847. Closed 1971.
R. T. P. Allen, USMA 1834, Founder.
Meriwether Lewis Clark, USMA 1830, Commandant and Professor of Higher Mathematics.
1846 College of the City of New York
[Until 1866 this was the New York Free Academy]
Horace Webster, President from its origin in 1848 to 1869
David B. Douglass, former USMA dept head, taught CCNY 1832-1833
Edward C. Ross [Smith and Ginsburg, p, 78]
Mount St. Mary's College, Emmetsburg, MD.
Daniel M. Beltzhoover, Prof. Math, 1855-1861.
South Carolina College
Thomas S. Twiss, 1829-1847.
Matthew Jouett Williams, 1846-1854.
Masonic University of Tennessee, Clarksville, TN
William Fenn Hopkins, President and Prof. Math., 1849.
Bastrop Military Institute, Texas, founded 1851.
Robert P. T. Allen, Superintendent 1857-1861.
1854 Brooklyn Polytechnical Institute
Richard H. Smith, USMA 1834, Math. Eng. & Drawing, 1855-59.
Joshua W. Sill, USMA 1853, Prof. Math & Civil Eng., 1861.
Joshua Woodrow, USMA 1854, Prof. Math & Civil Eng., 1860.
1854 Lincoln College, Oxford Pennsylvania, the oldest Negro liberal arts college.
St Mary's College of Pennsylvania
Daniel M. Belzhoover, 1855-1861.
1856 Seton Hall College, South Orange, NJ
E. Parker Scammon, Prof. Math., 1875-1885.
1856 St. Lawrence University, Canton NY.
Frank H. Peck
1857 University of the South, Sewanee TN.
James Postell Jervey, 1926-1945.
La Grange College, Alabama
James D. Cobb, President, 1857.
Mount St. Mary's College, Cincinnati, OH
E. Parker Scammon, Prof. Math., 1858-59.
[In 1860 there were 203 colleges and universities in the US. Dupuy, 1958, p. 11]
1861 Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
1864 Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.
Arthus S. Hardy, USMA 1864, Prof Math, 1871-1873.
1865 Lehigh University,
Henry Coppee, USMA 1845, President, 1866-75.
Edwin W. Morgan
Hiero B. Herr, Professor of Engineering, Mathematics, and Astronomy.
1865 Massachussetts Institute of Technology
1867 Howard University
Oliver Otis Howard was one of the founders and third president.
1868 University of California
Frank Soule, Professor of Mathematics, 1870-1872.
Hiero B. Herr, in charge of the Department of Civil Engineering, 1883-1884.
W. T. Welcker, Professor of Mathematics, 1869-1881.
Samuel Robert Jones,
[In 1870 there were only 22 institutions doing any kind of college work. Barnard, Analysis of Some Statistics of College Education, NY, 1870; Smith and Ginsburg, p. 67]
1870 Stevens Institute
1876 Johns Hopkins University
1885 Georgia Institute of Technology
Ted Hill. Collector of Early American Math Books.
1887 Catholic University of America
University of California
Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute
Other individuals who taught elsewhere (include in list above and then erase):
Alexander Peter Stewart
Web pages of Colleges and Universities in alphabetical order.