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Circa 1935

Florida State Institutions of Higher Learning are the State University at Gainesville, enrollment, 2,848; the State College for Women at Tallahassee, enrollment, 1,700; and the Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes at Tallahassee, enrollment, 670.

Other State educational institutions are the School for the Deaf and Blind, the Industrial School for Boys (delinquent), and the Industrial School for Girls (delinquent).

Private Universities and Colleges Enrollment  
Stetson University, DeLand 671
Miami University, Miami 1,098
Tampa University, Tampa 534
Southern College, Lakeland 513
Rollins College, Winter Park 510

For the year ending June 30, 1934        
Number of White Elementary Schools 1,164 Enrollment ! 180,377 Grades 1-6
Number of Colored Elementary Schools 884 Enrollment 90,730 Grades 1-6
Number of White Secondary Schools 510 Enrollment 97,252 Grades 7-12
Number of Colored Secondary Schools 105 Enrollment 14,151 Grades 7-12
Number of White Teachers *8,578      
Number of Colored Teachers **2,660      
Cost of occupied school lands $12,446,553.43      
Cost of school buildings 53,037,819.21      
Cost of equipment 6,102,485.29      

* Including 11 Supervisors and 285 principals.

** Including 2 Supervisors and 49 principals.

! Includes 1,403 enrolled in Kindergarten.

Excerpt from "Education" Know Florida, Issued by the State Department of Agriculture, Tallahassee, Circa 1935.


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