Bishop College
Historically Black College




Report from Bishop College To The Trustees of the John F. Slater Fund 1908-1909

The statistics here given are for the year ending about June 1, 1909. Many of these schools publish annual Catalogues and Reports that give a detailed account of their work. For this reason it seems unnecessary in this place to remark on particular features of the schools at so much length as in some previous years. Where fuller information is desired it may be found in the publications of the schools.

BISHOP COLLEGE, Marshall, Harrison County. Charles H. Maxson, President.

The school is connected with the American Baptist Home Mission Society. Founded, 1881; incorporated, 1885. Property: land, $75,000: buildings, $100,000; equipment, $15,000; productive endowment, $12,000; total, $202,000. Property vested in American Baptist Home Mission Society. Annual income for current expenses: from Slater Fund, $1,500; American Baptist Home Mission Society, $9,968.19; private subscriptions, $20; tuition, $2,787.30; total, $14,275.49. Expenditure on account of current expenses: school supplies, administration and office, $2,483.26; teachers' salaries, $10,063.69; repairs, $1,700.63. Instructors: white men, 3 ; white women, 10; colored men, 3; colored women, 2; total, 18, of whom 7 have taught here more than two years. Students: male, 134; female, 144; total, 278. Students classified: elementary, 144; all of whom are over fourteen years of age; secondary, 110; college, 24. Students in following courses: carpentry, 79 ; cooking, 28; sewing, 57; music, 35; printing, 13; dressmaking, 5; millinery, i; masonry, 10. Dormitories accommodate: male, 68; female, 110. Boarding students, all in dormitories: male, 85; female, 107. Degrees conferred: B. A., B. S., B. Th., B. Ped. For the training of teachers there is a normal course under the direction of a superintendent and practice teaching is required. Practice school of three grades with 144 pupils.

The appropriation from the John F. Slater Fund has been used for salaries of teachers in the normal and industrial departments.

Extract from the report of the principal:

The students of our Normal department have merited recognition throughout the Southwest. Our sewing department is doing most satisfactory work. In the shop for boys, a new equipment has been ordered and this department promises to come up to the high standard set by the others.