- Dr. John Martin Thomas named ninth President; resigned 1925.
- Senate organized as official representative faculty organization.
- Emergency building fund campaign began.
- Graduate School established; Dr. Frank D. Kern, first dean.
- School of Education instituted; Dr. W. G. Chambers, first dean.
- School of Agriculture reorganized.
- School of Chemistry and Physics replaced Natural Science.
- School of Mines and Metallurgy replaced Mines.
- First Doctor of Philosophy degree conferred on physicist Marsh W. White.
- Chi Omega chartered as first national women's fraternity on campus.
- Dr. Ralph Dorn Hetzel became tenth President; died in office, 1947; second longest administration -- 21 years.
- Priestley Lecture Series established by Phi Lambda Upsilon, honorary chemistry society.
- Bond issue defeated in state referendum, but major building program started with $5 million appropriation, gifts and loans.