1890 Universities Foundation 
1307 New York Ave. NW

Suite 400
Washington DC 20005

Who are the 1890 institutions? Briefly explore our network of land grand colleges and universities designated as such by the Second Morrill Act of 1890.

What is the Second Morrill Act of 1890? Actually, the story begins in 1862 with the creation of a land grant system – but, there was follow-up by Congress in 1890 prohibiting racial discrimination in admissions. Learn more about the history and the laws.

Learn more about how we support the core missions of teaching, research and extension across the nineteen 1890 land grant universities in the United States