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.

James Clark, USMA 1829,

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
College)**

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.

**1830 Randolph-Macon
College**, in VA

Martin P. Parks, USMA 1826, 1832-1836

**1830** U. S. Naval
Observatory

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
Gettysburg College.

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.

**1842 Cumberland
University**

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, **
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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
(Berkeley)
**
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

Cooper Institute

University of California

Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute

**Other individuals who taught elsewhere (include in
list above and then erase):**

Alkexander Bache

Jacob Ammen

Francis Smith

Richard Smith

Henry Eustis

Alexander Peter Stewart

Benjamin Ewell

Web pages of Colleges and Universities in alphabetical order.