Only twenty students did actual college coursework the first year that the University opened; the rest were in a special preparatory program that educated at more of a high school level in order to prepare students for the college material.  There were about 110 in this program. The University did not grow as expected in the first couple years with only 25-30 new students enrolling in the second year of instruction.  The University did start to see growth after it had been open a few more years and people became accustomed to the idea of college.