Central Texas College
Historically Black College

 

 

 

 

 Central Texas 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 body.

Attendance.—Total, 174; elementary 111, secondary 41, special 22.

Teachers and workers.—Total, 12; all colored; male 4, female 8; grades and academic 8, industrial 1, music 1, other workers 2.

Organization.—Elementary: The elementary work is fairly well done. Some
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 figures were:

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.

Sketch from Negro Education: A Study of the Private and Higher Schools


Image: Papers of Jackson Davis, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library

 

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