The age of university-building was as well the golden age of the college. Attending college was popular and fashionable throughout 1890 via 1920. Obtaining a bachelor's degree was a way for newly affluent families to improve their social position.
Sum up the concept of the 'Collegiate Ideal' throughout 1890 -1920. Consider how the 'college man' and/or 'college woman' was becoming an imposing figure in the American higher education at the end of the 19th century. How did this collegiate ideal help the undergraduate college population increase? Examine the political, cultural and economic factors which were beneficial and challenging to the stakeholders at higher education institutions.