||Central Texas College
College November 3,1916
|CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE.
Principal: J. W. Strong.
A school of elementary and secondary grade. The organization
is not effective. The school was founded by the General
Baptist Convention of Texas in 1901, and is owned by that
Attendance.—Total, 174; elementary 111, secondary 41,
Teachers and workers.—Total, 12; all colored; male 4, female
8; grades and academic 8, industrial 1, music 1, other workers
Organization.—Elementary: The elementary work is fairly well
instruction in sewing is provided.
Secondary: The four-year secondary course contains the usual
secondary subjects, poorly taught. College classes were
claimed, but in only two subjects were pupils reported.
Special pupils in music and theology attend irregularly.
Financial, 1912-13.—Only a rough estimate of the amount of
money received and expended could be obtained. The approximate
Income, excluding noneducational receipts $5,186
Expenditures, less noneducational receipts 5, 186
Indebtedness 11, 700
Value of plant 40, 000
Sources of income: Tuition, donations, Baptist Association and
other sources, $5,186. The noneducational receipts were from
the boarding department and were estimated to be about $4,000.
Items of expenditure: Salaries and running expenses, $5,186;
expenses of boarding department, $4,000.
Indebtedness: Of the indebtedness $1,700 was in the form of
mortgage and $10,000 was said to be back salary due teachers.
Plant.—Land : Estimated value, $5,000. The school owns 5
acres of land in Waco. All the land is used for campus.
Buildings: Estimated value, $33,500. The buildings include a
large three-story brick structure, two large frame structures
and several small frame houses. The buildings were in need of
repair but the rooms were fairly well kept.
Movable equipment: Estimated value, $1,500. The equipment
consists mostly of fuiniture for classrooms and dormitories.
There is no scientific apparatus or industrial equipment.
Recommendations.—1. That the course of study be simplified
and provision made for teacher-training, theory and practice
of gardening, and simple industrial training.1
2. That the system of accounting be improved and an annual
audit made by an accredited accountant.
Date of visit: April, 1914.
Education: A Study of the Private and Higher Schools
Papers of Jackson Davis, Special Collections, University of Virginia