Historical Timeline

Students walking to class

Old MainMiami evolved from a small Midwestern college into a twenty-first-century international university during five distinct historical eras.

Old Miami, 1787–1885

Inventing College Life

New Miami, 1885–1941

Embracing Professionalism

National University, 1941–1970

Expanding Access

Public Ivy, 1970–1996

Cultivating Image

Corporate University, 1996–2009

Encountering the Education Marketplace