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- Alabama A&M University Extension*
- Auburn University- Extension
- Tuskegee University Extension** (Though Alabama A&M is Alabama’s official 1890 Morrill Act institution, Tuskegee’s mission is so similar to those of the 1890 institutions that it is almost universally regarded as one of them. Tuskegee is a land-grant member of NASULGC, as are Alabama A&M and Auburn; however, only Alabama A&M and Auburn formally participate in the now-combined Alabama Cooperative Extension System(ACES), with Tuskegee listed as a “cooperating partner” in ACES.Ã‚Â Tuskegee is also explicitly granted the same status as the 1890 institutions in a number of U.S. laws.)
- University of California Cooperative Extension (the system is the state’s land-grant member of NASULGC; UC Berkeley was its original land-grant college, but UC Davis and UC Riversidelater assumed much of that role)
District of Columbia
- Iowa State University Extension & Outreach of Science and Technology (In 1862, Iowa became first state in nation to accept provision of the Morrill Act designating Iowa State as land grant institution.)
- University of Massachusetts Amherst Extension Outreach
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology Global Agriculture (one of two privately-chartered institutions)
- Michigan State University Extension
(Founded in 1855, this was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for the 1862 Morrill Act.)
- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
- New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Office of Continuing Professional Education
- Cook College Extension Center
- Cornell University Cooperative Extension
(four SUNY statutory colleges receive ongoing Hatch and Bankhead Jones funding; proceeds of original land scrip sales are part of the private endowment)
- North Carolina A&T State University Cooperative Extension*
- North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension
- American Indian Higher Education Consortium
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Cooperative Extension
- Virginia State University* Cooperative Extension
An asterisk (*) denotes a historically black college or university.
Double asterisks(**) denote Tuskegee University (formerly Tuskegee Institute), a largely privately funded university, which, because of its unique history, functions as a de facto land-grant university and has received Smith-Lever funds since 1972 to operate its own Cooperative Extension program.
Land grant institutions are often categorized as 1862, 1890, and 1994 institutions, based on the date of the legislation that designated them with land grant status. For a map and list of all 76 land grant institutions, see the State Partnerspage hosted by the Cooperative States Research Education and Extension Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Of the 106 Land-Grant institutions, all but two (the Community College of Micronesia, and Northern Marianas College) are members of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges(NASULGC). The 31 tribal colleges of 1994 are represented as a system by the single membership of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium(AIHEC).
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