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How did higher education develop in the United States

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Pre Revolutionary War Universities
The United States is known for its numerous higher education possibilities with many universities offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. The large increase of universities in the United States is relatively recent, with the early history of higher education often dominated by a few universities that were very parochial with their offerings. This changed greatly since the Industrial Revolution and post-World War II era.
==Pre -Revolutionary War UniversitiesHigher Education== Before the Revolutionary War, higher education was seen as a way to train future ministers and those who had to be able to read and interpret the Bible for the larger congregation in a community. Harvard College was the first college established in the United States in 1636, where it was established by the Massachusetts Bay colonial legislature. Already the US tradition of leaving colleges endowments began at this early date. John Harvard, where the College was named after him, left the school £779 and the initial 400 books donated to the library. Unlike many other colleges, the early colleges in the United States depended on early endowments rather than being directly funded by governments, although funding also came from local legislative bodies in the US colonies. Higher education was seen as unnecessary for most at this time. In fact, Harvard's initial motto stated: "...dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches when our present ministers shall lie in the dust."
==Developments in the Industrial Age==

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