150 Years, Auburn University Agriculture and Engineering

150 Years of Agriculture and Engineering

A Celebration of Auburn University's Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering

In 1872, Auburn got a new name. And a new purpose. The world hasn’t been the same since.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Auburn’s reorganization under the Morrill Act from East Alabama Male College into the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, the South’s first land-grant institution separate from the state university, which established the Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering.

Learn more about how Auburn’s flagship instructional programs have executed the land grant mission of providing instruction, conducting research and advancing the economic development of the state and the nation through outreach and cooperative extension in ways few other institutions have.

Last updated: September 30, 2022