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Prairie View A&M University
Location: Prairie View, Texas
School Size: 8,372 undergraduate students
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Prairie View is the first institution in Texas that is state supported for African Americans. It was established after the Civil War. Originally the school was made to help educate and produce school teachers. Eventually the curriculum expanded and included things such as economics, sociology and agriculture. Once established as a land grant institution in 1890, agricultural research became a big part of the university. Once this change happened a four-year senior college program in 1919. In 1945 the name of the institution was changed from Prairie View Normal and Industrial College to Prairie View University. Then finally in 1973 the college got its renowned name Prairie View A&M University. The University’s enrollment currently holds over 8,000 students.