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Certainly West of the Mississippi it would qualify, but 1876 is hardly early in the American higher education system.

Thats actually not correct. Baylor University in Waco, Texas is the oldest university in Texas founded in 1845. Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas is just as old.

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Texas A&M University was founded in 1871, 12 years before the University of Texas was founded in 1883. This has been a source of conflict between the two colleges, as A&M students are upset that a school founded 12 years later would title itself THE University of Texas. To this day, Aggies call The University of Texas t.u., for Texas University.

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