Montana State University was established on February 16, 1893, by an act of the State Legislature. The first term of instruction began on April 17 of that year. MSU is a land grant institution as authorized by the Morrill Act of 1862.

  • Montana State University-Bozeman - July 1, 1994
  • Montana State University - July 1, 1965
  • Montana State College - 1920
  • State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts - 1913
  • Agricultural College of the State of Montana - February 16, 1893