Our Wellington and Manawatū campuses are open, Auckland remains closed at AL4. More information.
BackHistory of Massey University
- About Massey University
- University Council and Management
- 2022 Calendar
- Health, Safety and Wellbeing
- History of Massey University
- Emergency management
- Massey University Strategy
- Becoming Tiriti-led
- Plans and reports
- Policies, procedures and guidelines
- Public clinics and services
- Work-integrated learning
- Social media
- Why Massey?
The history of Massey University
Massey University has grown from a small agricultural college in Palmerston North to become New Zealand's largest residential university spread over three cities. Massey University now has three campuses in the North Island, and the highest number of extramural students.
Massey offers the only veterinary science programmes in New Zealand. Massey also offers the only Bachelor of Aviation degree in New Zealand. Massey University qualifications are recognised worldwide and several programmes have international accreditation.
From 85 students in the first year, Massey now has over 35,000 internal and extramural students.
Massey’s story continues
- Massey answers calls for higher education in agriculture (1879-1926)
- Massey’s foundation years (1927-1945)
- Massey’s consolidating years (1946-1963)
- Massey becomes a university (1964-1992)
- Massey expands into three cities (1993-2009)
Page authorised by University Archivist
Last updated on Monday 25 November 2019