Historical School Names

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