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On January 8, 1884, the assets of the university were turned over to the city of Toledo establishing it as a municipal school. The city accepted the land from the Scott trust and levied a tax to support the University, which reopened using two rooms in Central High School in the fall of 1884. The city council stipulated, "The first department of such University shall be designated as The Manual Training School, and shall be devoted to instruction in the Practical Arts and Trades." It is interesting to note that John Dowd was the first man to give tangible subsistance to the infant University. Dowd served as superintendent of Toledo Public Schools (1880 – 1886) as well as member of the Board of Directors. He is the one who offered the University a room in Central Catholic High School. Dowd later became the fourth President of the University. In 1885, the classes moved to a new building known as the Scott Manual Training School Annex to the Central High School, and in compliance with the terms of the Scott trust, the Manual Training School admitted girls in 1886. The courses included sketching and technical drawing, wood working, metal working, cooking, and housekeeping. Toledoans believed the school to be one of the first and best of its kind in the nation. In 1904, it affiliated with the Toledo Medical College, a fledgling institution in its own right. While the Medical College was forced to close its doors in 1914 because it could not meet new physician licensing standards, the University gained a College of Pharmacy from the brief relationship. The University's curriculum began to move away from a secondary school focus to become a baccalaureate degree-granting institution. The formal opening of the new University building on the corner of 11th and Illinois Street was on January 30, 1914. The University later changing its name to Toledo University. By the fall of 1922, the decision had been made to move day classes from the Illinois Street Building to the Scott farm tract on Nebraska Avenue. This brick building, later designated as the Science Building, had been constructed by the U.S. Government during World War I for the purpose of training engineers in an automobile mechanics training facility. After the Toledo voters passed a bond levy in 1928, main campus was moved north to the land located on Bancroft Street, with University Hall being the first building constructed in 1931.
On July 1, 1967, The University was given the status of a state-funded university by the Ohio General Assembly and became known as The University of Toledo. The University of Toledo has since grown to house 8 colleges, a student population of 20,000, and four campuses on more than 450 acres of land.
OnJuly 1, 2006, The University of Toledo merged with the Medical University of Ohio and remains known as The University of Toledo.
The University of Toledo is an extremely historic university, which remains rich in tradition while continually striving to improve and remain one of the top schools in the nation. GO ROCKETS!