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Colleges in Alabama that have closed, merged, or changed their names

College Name: Alatennga College
City: Bridgeport
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1903
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Cummins refers to Ala Tannaya College
Source: Cummins, D. Duane. The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
 
College Name: Alabama A&M College
City: Auburn
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1862
End Date:  
Affiliation: state supported
Other Information: originally Eastern Alabama Male College, A&M until 1899; name changed to Alabama Polytechnic Institute until 1960; now Auburn University; Alabama Methodists deeded EAMC to the state in 1872
Source: http://www.ocm.auburn.edu/toppage/aboutauburn/briefhistory.html
 
College Name: Alabama Baptist Colored University
City: Selma
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1878
End Date:  
Affiliation: Baptist
Other Information: renamed Selma University in 1908
Source: http://www.selmauniversity.org/history.htm
 
College Name: Alabama Central Female College
City: Tuscaloosa
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1845
End Date:  
Affiliation: Baptist
Other Information: After the seat of government was moved to Montgomery in 1847, the Tuscaloosa Capitol and its furnishing were deeded to the University of Alabama to be used for educational purposes.  In 1857, the University Board of Trustees leased the building for ninety nine years to the newly formed Baptist-affiliated Alabama Central Female College.  At this time, a large brick four story dormitory was constructed at the west of the building.  On August 22, 1923, the historic building was totally destroyed by fire.  In the 1930's, the site was cleared for use as a park.  Archibald John Battle was president 1860-1862 (he later served as president of Mercer University from 1872-1889).  Joshua Hill Foster was joint principal from 1869-71 and president from 1871-1873 (then became faculty member at University of Alabama until 1892); John F. Lanneau served as president from 1873-79 (later serving as president of Baptist Female College in Lexington, MO and Pierce City College also in MO
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10; Blandon.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909. Clark, James G.  History of William Jewell College. 1893.
 
College Name: Alabama Christian College
City: Montgomery
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1942
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: founded as Montgomery Bible School, name changed to Alabama Christian College in 1953; in 1985 became Faulkner University; Cummins gives date of founding as 1912
Source: www.faulkner.edu/welcome/history.cfm Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
 
College Name: Alabama College
City: Montevallo
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1923
End Date:  
Affiliation: State supported
Other Information: Started in 1896 as a state supported high school for women; in 1911 name changed to Alabama Girls Technical Institute; accredited in 1925; men admitted in 1956; renamed University of Montevallo in 1969
Source: http://www.cob.montevallo.edu/student/LinkLN/PAGE1.HTM Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
 
College Name: Alabama Conference Female College
City: Tuskegee
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1872
End Date: 1909
Affiliation: Methodist
Other Information: founded as Tuskegee Female College; moved to Montgomery and name changed to Women's College of Alabama; after 1935 known as Huntingdon College
Source: www.archives.state.al.us/markers/imontgomery.html Blandon.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South. 1909. Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
 
College Name: Alabama Lutheran Academy & College
City: Selma
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1922
End Date:  
Affiliation: Lutheran
Other Information: name changed to Concordia College in 1980
Source: Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
 
College Name: Alabama Medical Institute
City: Wetumpka
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1844
End Date: 1845
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Haller, John. Kindly Medicine: Physio-Medicalism in America 1836-1911. 1997.
 
College Name: Alabama Normal College
City: Livingston
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1835
End Date:  
Affiliation: citizens group
Other Information: founded as Livingston Female Academy; became Livingston Collegiate Institute in 1840; Alabama Normal College in 1882; control transferred to state in 1907; became State Teachers College in 1929; Livingston State College in 1957; now University of West Alabama
Source: Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
 
College Name: Alabama Presbyterian College
City: Anniston
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1905
End Date:  
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Other Information: George Lang was president 1916-1918 (later faculty member in Dept. of Philosophy at University of Alabama from 1918-1949)
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anniston,_Alabama
 
College Name: Alabama Synodical College for Women
City: Talladega
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1903
End Date:  
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Other Information: later Presbyterian Collegiate Institute and Isabell College
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
 
College Name: Alabama Technical College
City:  
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1925
End Date:  
Affiliation: state supported
Other Information: founded as Alabama School of Trades, became Alabama Technical College in 1973, now operates as East Broad Campus of Gadsden State Community College
Source: www.gadsdenst.cc.al.us/history.html
 
College Name: Alexander City State Junior College
City: Alexander City
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1965
End Date:  
Affiliation: state supported
Other Information: consolidated with Nunnelley State Technical College to become Central Alabama Community College in 1989
Source: www.cacc.edu
 
College Name: Anniston College for Young Women
City: Anniston
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Archibald John Battle was president from 1898-1902 (he'd previously been president of Mercer University 1872-1889).
Source: http://tarver.mercer.edu/special_collections/MercerPresidents/Battle.htm
 
College Name: Athens Female College
City: Athens
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1822
End Date:  
Affiliation: Methodist
Other Information: founded as Athens Female Academy, became Female Institute of the Tennessee Annual Conference in 1843, Athens Female Institute in 1872, Athens College for Young Women in 1889 and Athens College in 1907; now Athens State College
Source: Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
 
College Name: Auburn Masonic Female College
City: Auburn
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1840's
End Date: 1850's
Affiliation:  
Other Information: became property of Masonic Lodge of Auburn in 1852; after a few years Lodge relinquished title back to the city; and though it retained the name of Auburn Female College, was coeducational; used as a hospital during the war and discontinuted operation; reopened as Auburn District School after the War
Source: Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
 
College Name: Austin College
City: Stevenson
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: named for William and Emma Austin
Source: www.rootsweb.com/~iljeffer/draren.htm
 
College Name: Bessemer State Technical College
City: Bessemer
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: public
Other Information: merged with Wenonah State Technical Institute/Jr College; the institutions became Lawson State Junior College in 1969 and Lawson State College after 1973
Source: www.ls.cc.al.us
 
College Name: Bethlehem College
City: Wadley
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1923
End Date:  
Affiliation: Congregational Christian Church
Other Information: chartered by Southern Christian Convention of the Congregational Christian Church; later operated as Piedmont Junior College after 1928, Southern Union College circa 1930, and The Southern Union College; the name recognized the union of the Congregational and Christian denominations; the college closed January 25, 1934 due to bankruptcy and then reoranized and reopened on September 12, 1934; deeded to State of Alabama in October, 1964 to become part of two-year college system governed by Alabama State Board of Education; name change to Nathan Hale Junior College for a few weeks as part of effort to name newly formed state junior colleges after patriots, legislature returned to former name with change to Southern Union Junior College; merged with Opelika State Technical College in 1993 to become Southern Union State Community College
Source: www.suscc.edu Tap Roots: A Historical Account of Southern Union State Junior College and Areas in Randolph County, 1976.
 
College Name: Birmingham College
City: Birmingham
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1898
End Date:  
Affiliation: Methodist
Other Information: After the State was divided into two Methodist conferences, the North Alabama Conference, in 1883, joined with the Alabama Conference in the support of Southern University.  At the session of the North Alabama Conference held at Tuscaloosa in November 1896, work was begun toward establishing a college within the bounds of this conference. In the fall of 1897, the foundation for the first building was laid in Birmingham. In April 1898, a president was elected and a faculty was chosen and organized. The Conference then surrendered its interest in Southern University and, in September 1898, the North Alabama Conference College (later named Birmingham College) opened its doors to students.  For twenty years the two colleges were maintained by the Methodists of Alabama. Finally, on May 30, 1918, through their appointed commissioners, the two conferences consolidated these institutions under the name of Birmingham-Southern College
Source: www.archives.state.al.us/markers/ijefferson.html, http://www.bsc.edu/about/index.htm
 
College Name: Birmingham Medical College
City: Birmingham
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1858
End Date: 1915
Affiliation:  
Other Information: founded by Josiah C. Nott
Source: http://main.uab.edu/uasom/2/show.asp?durki=17278 article in Alabama Journal of Medical Science, 1969 October; 6(4); 447-54
 
College Name: Blue College
City: Mobile
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: American Missionary Association
Other Information: began operating after Civil War; by 1872 following gift of a Mr. Emerson of Illinois, the name was changed to Emerson Institute; fires in 1878 and 1882
Source: Willis G. Clark.  "History of Education in Alabama", included in Herbert B. Adams, ed. Contributions to American Educational History. 1889.
 
College Name: C.A. Fredd State Technical College
City: Tuscaloosa
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1963
End Date:  
Affiliation: state supported
Other Information: founded as Tuscaloosa State Trade School; in 1974, became Tuscaloosa State Technical College and was authorized to grant the associate degree; in 1976, the college name was changed to C. A. Fredd State Technical College; consolidated with Shelton State Community College in 1994
Source: http://www.sheltonstate.edu/content.aspx?PageID=110
 
College Name: Calhoun College
City: Jacksonville
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: facilities acquired by Jacksonville State Normal School in 1883
Source: www.jsu.edu/depart/graduate/bulletin/jsuhist.htm
 
College Name: Camden Female College
City: Camden
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Willis G. Clark.  "History of Education in Alabama", included in Herbert B. Adams, ed. Contributions to American Educational History. 1889.
 
College Name: Carver State Technical College
City:  
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1961
End Date:  
Affiliation: state supported
Other Information: after 1991 became Carver Campus of Bishop State Technical College
Source: http://www.bscc.cc.al.us/carvercp.htm
 
College Name: Central Alabama Community College
City:  
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1989
End Date:  
Affiliation: state supported
Other Information: created with consolidation of Alexander City State Junior College and Nunnelley State Technical College; Coosa Valley School of Nursing completed merger with CACC in 1996
Source: www.cacc.edu
 
College Name: Cullman College
City: Cullman
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date: 1971
Affiliation:  
Other Information: merged with Saint Bernard College
Source: http://home.hiwaay.net/~shmon/about/shm.html; Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002
 
College Name: Dadeville Masonic Seminary
City: Dadeville
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1852
End Date:  
Affiliation: Masonic
Other Information: Blandon states, "It had all the powers and privileges of a regular college."
Source: Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
 
College Name: Daniel Payne College
City: Birmingham
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1889
End Date: 1977
Affiliation: African Methodist Episcopal
Other Information: established as Payne Institute, name change to Payne University in 1903 and to Greater Payne University in 1926, name change to Daniel Payne College in 1940
Source: Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Payne_College
 
College Name: Douglas MacArthur State Technical College
City: Opp
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1965
End Date:  
Affiliation: public
Other Information: merged with Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College in 2003 to become Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
Source: http://www.lbwcc.edu/cms/page.aspx?pageid=168
 
College Name: East Alabama Female College
City: Tuskegee
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1852
End Date: 1865
Affiliation: Baptist
Other Information: burned and never rebuilt; Archibald John Battle was president 1862-1865 (he later served as President of Mercer University from 1872-1889).
Source: Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
 
College Name: East Alabama Female Institute
City: Talladega
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1849
End Date: 1854
Affiliation: Masonic
Other Information: property sold to Alabama Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church South that operated school until closure in 1858; later became School for Deaf
Source: Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
 
College Name: East Alabama Male College
City: Auburn
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1857
End Date: 1872
Affiliation: Methodist
Other Information: deeded to state; became Agricultural & Mechanical College of Alabama; name changed to Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1899 and Auburn University after 1960
Source: www.archives.state.al.us/markers/ilee.html, www.ocm.auburn.edu/toppage/aboutauburn/briefhistory.html, Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
 
College Name: Eufaula College
City: Eufaula
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1840's
End Date:  
Affiliation: Methodist
Other Information: flourished for a few years before merger into Eufaula High School
Source: Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
 
College Name: Florence Wesleyan University
City: Florence
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1855
End Date: 1862
Affiliation: Methodist
Other Information: property deeded to state and later opened as Florence State Normal School, now University of North Alabama
Source: www.archives.state.al.us/markers/ilauderdale.html Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: George C. Wallace State Technical Junior College
City:  
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1947
End Date:  
Affiliation: public
Other Information: founded as George C. Wallace State Technical Trade School; name change to George C. Wallace State Vocational Trade School in 1955 and to George C. Wallace State Technical Junior College in 1963; evolved to become Alabama's first comprehensive community college and name changed to George C. Wallace State Community College in 1969; merger with Alabama Aviation and Technical College in 1997 and with Sparks State Technical College in 1999; in 2003, the aviation campus and an aviation center in Mobile merged with Enterprise State Junior College 
Source: www.wallace.edu/about_wallace/history.htm
 
College Name: Glenville College
City:  
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1852
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
 
College Name: Graefenberg Medical Institute 
City: Dadeville
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1851
End Date: 1861
Affiliation:  
Other Information: founded by Dr. Philip M. Shephard; first medical school to open in Alabama; Dr. Shephard died in 1861 and the school closed; the building burned in 1873; approx. 50 students graduated including three sons and a daughter (Louisa Shepard the first woman to graduate from a Southern medical school) of the founder; 
Source: http://www.anes.uab.edu/female.htm
 
College Name: Harry M. Ayers State Technical College
City:  
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1963
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: founded as Harry M. Ayers State Trade School, designation changed to technical college in 1973, name changed to Gadsden State Community College, Harry M. Ayers Campus in 2003 after consolidation of the two institutions
Source: http://www.gadsdenst.cc.al.us/history.html
 
College Name: Highland Home College
City: Highland Home
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1856
End Date: 1916
Affiliation: Disciples of Christ
Other Information: organized by Justus M. Barnes as an academy near Strata, Alabama; moved to Highland Home in 1881
Source: Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
 
College Name: Howard College
City: Marion
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1842
End Date:  
Affiliation: Baptist
Other Information: moved to East Lake, now part of Birmingham, in 1887; name then changed to Samford after 1857
Source: www.archives.state.al.us/markers/ijefferson.html Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
 
College Name: Huntsville Female College
City: Huntsville
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1853
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: 11 instructors and 140 students in 1878 Directory with George W. Price listed as president;  Price  later served as president of Nashville College for Young Ladies
Source: www.contactez.net/gurleyalabama/madisoncountyhistory.html Steiger's Educational Directory for 1878.
 
College Name: Isbell College
City: Talladega
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1847
End Date:  
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Other Information: previously Talladega Synodical Institute, name changed to Isbell College in 1905
Source: Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
 
College Name: John M. Patterson State Technical College
City: Montgomery
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1947
End Date:  
Affiliation: public
Other Information: founded as John M. Patterson Technical Institute; name changed to John M. Patterson State Technical College in 1974; merged with Trenholm State Technical College in 2001 
Source: http://www.trenholmtech.cc.al.us/
 
College Name: Jones University
City: Tuscaloosa
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/haley/menu.html
 
College Name: Judson Female Institute
City: Marion
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1839
End Date:  
Affiliation: Alabama Baptist State Convention
Other Information: name changed to Judson College in 1903
Source: http://www.judson.edu/catalog.html
 
College Name: LeGrange College
City: Leighton
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1830
End Date: 1855
Affiliation: Methodist
Other Information: first located at New Tuscaloosa; moved in 1855 and renamed Florence Wesleyan University (see entry above); Robert Paine was the first president of LaGrange College; Edward Wardsworth followed as president in 1947 when Paine was elected Bishop of the Methodist Church South; Wardsworth served five years and was succeeded by J. W. Hardee, then Richard H. Rivers in 1854 (Rivers taught at LaGrange, was elected president of the Female College at Athens, then served as president of Centenary College in Louisiana before returning to LaGrange; Rivers was president when the instituion moved to Florence; after the Civil War Rivers served as president of Logan College in Kentucky
Source: www.archives.state.al.us/markers/ilauderdale.html Burke, Colin B.  American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
 
College Name: Livingston University
City: Livingston
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1840
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: founded as Livingston Female Academy; now University of West Alabama
Source: Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
 
College Name: Lomax Hannon Normal & Industrial College
City: Greenville
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: African Methodist Episcopal Zion
Other Information:  
Source: http://stjamesamez.org/AMEZHist.htm, http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/harris/harris.html
 
College Name: Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College
City: Andalusia
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1969
End Date:  
Affiliation: public
Other Information: became Lurleen B. Wallace Community College after merger with Douglas MacArthur State Technical College in 2003
Source: http://www.lbwcc.edu/cms/page.aspx?pageid=168
 
College Name: Marion Female Seminary
City: Marion
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1835
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: first of four colleges founded in Marion and one of first colleges for women in the country; the first "Starts and Bars" Confederate flag and the grey Confederate uniform were designed by a teacher, Nicola Marschall, in 1861; from 1916-1970 the building was used as a public school
Source: www.archives.state.al.us/markers/iperry.html Blandon.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
 
College Name: Mars Hill College
City: Florence
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1870
End Date:  
Affiliation: Disciples of Christ
Other Information:  
Source: Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
 
College Name: Masonic University
City: Selma
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1853
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
 
College Name: McGehee College
City: Autauga County
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1845
End Date:  
Affiliation: Protestant Methodist
Other Information: founded as Robinson Institute; name changed in 1850
Source: Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
 
College Name: Mobile Medical College
City: Mobile
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date: 1920
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://main.uab.edu/uasom/2/show.asp?durki=17278
 
College Name: Montezuma University Medical College
City: Bessemer
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: article in Alabama Journal of Medical Science, 1979 January; 16(1); 67-8
 
College Name: North Alabama Baptist Collegiate Institute and Normal School
City: Danville
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date: 1893
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source:  
 
College Name: North Alabama Conference College
City: Burmingham
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: Methodist
Other Information: see entry for Burmingham College; Rev. Anson West was president from June 1903 until his death in August 1906;
Source: http://www.bsc.edu/about/index.htm
 
College Name: Nunnelley State Technical College
City: Childersburg
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1966
End Date:  
Affiliation: state supported
Other Information: consolidated with Alexander City State Junior College to become Central Alabama Community College in 1989
Source: www.cacc.edu
 
College Name: Oak Bowery Female College
City: Oak Bowery
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1837
End Date:  
Affiliation: Methodist Episcopal Church South
Other Information: founded as Oak Bowery Academy; known as Chambers Collegiate Institute during 1840's; known as Oak Bowery Female College after 1850; continued operating after Civil War; ultimately merged into public school system
Source: Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
 
College Name: Oakwood Junior College
City: Huntsville
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1896
End Date:  
Affiliation: Seventh-day Adventist
Other Information: founded as Oakwood Industrial School; name changed in 1904 to Oakwood Manual Training School; name changed in 1917 to Oakwood Junior College;  name changed in 1943 to Oakwood College and in 2008 to Oakwood University
Source: http://www.oakwood.edu/About_Oakwood/default.aspx?id=10
 
College Name: Octavia Walton Le Vert Normal College
City: Dadeville
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1860
End Date: 1861
Affiliation:  
Other Information: founded by Dr. Philip M. Shephard and shared building with Graefenberg Medical Institute and Winston Male College; closed by Civil War and never reopened; building burned in 1873
Source: Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909. http://www.anes.uab.edu/female.htm
 
College Name: Opelika State Technical College
City: Opelika
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1966
End Date:  
Affiliation: state supported
Other Information: founded as Opelika State Vocational Technical Institute; name change to Opelika State Technical College on August 22, 1973; merged with Southern Union State Junior College in 1993 to become Southern Union State Community College
Source: www.suscc.edu
 
College Name: Oxford College
City: Oxford
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1867
End Date: 1900
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: www.archives.state.al.us/markers/icalhoun.html
 
College Name: Payne University
City: Selma
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1889
End Date:  
Affiliation: African Methodist Episcopal
Other Information: institution may have started in Selma before moving to Birmingham in 1889; see entry for Daniel Payne College
Source: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/franklin/Manuscripts.html
 
College Name: Sacred Heart College
City: Cullman
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://home.hiwaay.net/~shmon/about/shm.html; Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002
 
College Name: Saint Bernard College
City: Cullman/Saint Bernard
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: now a college prep school; see entry for Southern Benedictine College
Source: www.stbernardprep.com
 
College Name: Saint Joseph's College for Negro Catechists
City: Montgomery
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: Catholic
Other Information:  
Source: www.newadvent.org/cathen/01240a.htm
 
College Name: Southern Benedictine College
City: Cullman
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1893
End Date: 1979
Affiliation: Benedictine Sisters of Cullman
Other Information: established as Benedictine Society of Alabama, became Saint Bernard College in 1932, merged with Cullman College in 1976 and adopted name of Southern Benedictine College
Source: http://home.hiwaay.net/~shmon/about/shm.html, www.stbernardprep.com, Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
 
College Name: Southern Christian University
City: Montgomery
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1966
End Date:  
Affiliation: Churches of Christ
Other Information: initially part of Montgomery Bible School; became a separate entity as Alabama Christian School of Religion; in 1991 changed name to Southern Christian University and in 2008 name changed again to Amridge University; see also entry for Alabama Christian College
Source: www.amridgeuniversity.edu
 
College Name: Southern Junior College of Business
City: Burmingham
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source:  
 
College Name: Southern University
City: Greensboro
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1856
End Date:  
Affiliation: Methodist Episcopal
Other Information: consolidated with Birmingham College in 1918 to form Birmingham Southern
Source: http://www.bsc.edu/about/index.htm
 
College Name: State Normal School and University for Colored Students and Teachers
City: Montgomery
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1867
End Date:  
Affiliation: state supported
Other Information: founded as Lincoln Normal School in Marion, AL; became Alabama Colored Peoples University in 1887, State Normal School for Colored Students in 1889, State Teachers College in 1929, Alabama State College for Negroes in 1948, Alabama State College in 1954, and Alabama State University in 1969
Source: Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978. Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
 
College Name: Synodical Female College
City: Florence
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1854
End Date:  
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Other Information: started in building previously occupied by Florence Female Academy; enrollment declined after Civil War; 7 instructors and 75 students reported in 1878 directory
Source: Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909. Steiger's Educational Directory for 1878.
 
College Name: Theodore Alfred Lawson State Junior College
City: Birmingham
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1963
End Date:  
Affiliation: state supported
Other Information: became Lawson State Community College with merger of Wenonah State Technical Institute
Source: http://www.ls.cc.al.us/
 
College Name: Tuscaloosa Female College
City: Tuscaloosa
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1860
End Date:  
Affiliation: Methodist Episcopal, South
Other Information: building originally The Athenaeum, a Baptist female school founded in 1835; operated briefly as the Methodist College;
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10 Blandon.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
 
College Name: Tuskegee Female College
City: Tuskegee
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1854
End Date: 1872
Affiliation:  
Other Information: acquired by Methodist Church and name changed to Alabama Conference Female College
Source: www.archives.state.al.us/markers/imontgomery.html Blandon.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South. 1909.
 
College Name: Union Female College
City: Eufaula
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1854
End Date: 1905
Affiliation: Odd Fellows, Masons
Other Information: buildings occupied by college associated with Brenau College, Gainsville, GA in 1909
Source: Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
 
College Name: Walker College
City: Jasper
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1939
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: BSCC web site states now part of Bevill State Community College; Brenner states merger with the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1994
Source: www.bscc.edu Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
 
College Name: Wenonah State Technical Junior College
City:  
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1949
End Date:  
Affiliation: public
Other Information: founded as Wenonah State Technical Institute; name changed to Wenonah State Technical Junior College in 1966; merged with Bessemer State Technical College; became Theodore Alfred Lawson State Junior College in 1969 and Lawson State College in 1973
Source: www.ls.cc.al.us
 
College Name: Winston Male College
City: Dadeville
State: Alabama
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: associated with Graefenberg Medical Institute and Octavia Walton Lee Vert Normal College for Young Ladies; shared building that burned in 1873
Source: http://www.anes.uab.edu/female.htm
 
College Name: Women's College of Alabama
City: Montgomery
State: Alabama
Start Date: 1909
End Date:  
Affiliation: Methodist
Other Information: name changed to Huntingdon  College in 1935
Source: www.archives.state.al.us/markers/imontgomery.html