Edinboro University

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Overview
Edinboro University, chartered in 1856, opened its doors in 1857 as Edinboro Academy. Initially founded, funded, and governed by the citizens of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, the university was established as a response to the community's needs. Since then, the school has persevered through the Civil War, Great Depression, World Wars I and II, fire, controversy, and the constant evolution of public education in Pennsylvania. Each time, the school responded, educating students to meet the needs of society. While a state normal school, Edinboro graduated much-needed teachers. When a college degree became a requirement to teach, Edinboro became a state teacher's college. In the 1960s, when a liberal education was seen as the best form of education, Edinboro became a state college. Later, when Pennsylvania organized its state-owned colleges under the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Edinboro became a university. Now there are over 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees. From an academy with barely 100 students to a university with over 8,000, Edinboro has made a journey that reflects the growth and challenges of Pennsylvania and the country.
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ISBN: 9780738592770
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: Pennsylvania
Series: Campus History
Images: 198
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Dave Obringer is the archivist and special collections librarian at Edinboro University. He also teaches part-time in Edinboro's Department of History, Anthropology, and World Languages.
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