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State statistics number the 1886 enrolled students of the College of New Jersey at 238.

College of New Jersey, Princeton, New Jersey, 1861, artist's impression
06/30/1860

New Jersey state government figures indicated that in 1866, the College of New Jersey had 238 students, mostly from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland and was in a healthy financial condition.  In a completely unrelated statistic, the number of 1886 inmates of the state penitentiary was 543, housed in 334 cells designed for solitary confinement.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"New Jersey," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 538-539.

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