|Women's basketball team from 1919.|
Other fun facts:
• The original building, at 11th & Locust, had previously been the old Central High School, built in 1875.
• Tuition was free to students under 21 who lived within the school district.
• The Junior College was the first public school in the country to award an associate of arts degree, and it became a national model for two-year postsecondary education.
• The term “junior college” originated in the 1890s, “community college” in the 1950s.