The history of the Tyumen State Agrarian University of the Northern Trans–Urals, the oldest agricultural educational institution in the region, was originally associated with the Real Alexander College, and later with the agricultural college and agricultural Academy, which were located in one of the most beautiful buildings in Tyumen. At various times, famous Soviet diplomat Leonid Krasin and writer Mikhail Prishvin, opera singer Andrei Labinsky and legendary intelligence officer Nikolai Kuznetsov studied there.
In October 1920, the Tyumen Agricultural College was opened on the basis of the Alexandrovsky Real School. At first, the college trained road construction masters and agrochemists, then — agronomists and forestry specialists, land surveyors and hydro-meliorators. Over 38 years, 2,875 specialists (field breeders, agronomists, land managers, agricultural production mechanics) have been trained, and a significant contribution has been made to the training of agricultural personnel. In 1959, the Tyumen Agricultural College was transformed into the Tyumen Agricultural Institute. In 1995 The institute became the Tyumen State Agricultural Academy. Currently, it is the State Agrarian University of the Northern Trans-Urals.