Historians have considered some aspects of the impact of the war on higher education, but their work usually focuses on student experiences as soldiers or includes brief analyses of the war period in a larger institutional analysis. Their research does reinforce the unique nature, however, of circumstances at the University of Michigan, where the war period saw increases in enrollment and the expansion of curriculum.
Mujic, Julie A. "Ours is the Harder Lot: Student Patriotism at the University of Michigan during the Civil War." Union Heartland: The Midwestern Home Front during the Civil War. Eds. Ginette Aley and J.L. Anderson. Carbondale IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013.