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

College Name: Academy of Business College
City: Phoenix
State: Arizona
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: Proprietary
Other Information: Name change to Rhodes College in 2000 and to Everest College in 2002
Source: http://www.ncahlc.org/index.php?option=com_directory&Itemid=192
 
College Name: American Indian Bible College
City: Phoenix
State: Arizona
Start Date: 1957
End Date:  
Affiliation: Assemblies of God
Other Information: Founded as American Indian Bible Institute; name change to American Indian Bible College in 1983 and to American Indian College of the Assemblies of God in 1994
Source: http://www.aicag.edu, http://www.ag.org/wim/0707/0707_Alta_M_Washburn.cfm
 
College Name: Apollo College
City: Phoenix
State: Arizona
Start Date: 1976
End Date:  
Affiliation: Proprietary
Other Information: Acquired by DeVry and operated by U.S. Education, a wholly owned subsidiary; after June, 2010, along with the former Western Career College (CA),will change to Carrington College; Apollo operated at sites in Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque, Las Vegan, Portland, Spokane, and Boise
Source: http://www.apollocollege.edu/
 
College Name: Arizona Bible College
City: Phoenix
State: Arizona
Start Date: 1971
End Date: 1998
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
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College Name: Arizona Bible College of Biola College
City: Phoenix
State: Arizona
Start Date:  
End Date: 1971
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
 
College Name: Arizona International College
City: Tuscon
State: Arizona
Start Date: 1996
End Date: 2001
Affiliation: State supported
Other Information: Experimental liberal arts college of the University of Arizona
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 2, 2001
 
College Name: Central Arizona College
City: Coolidge
State: Arizona
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: State supported
Other Information: Name change from Pinal County Community College District to Central Arizona College in 1979
Source: http://www.centralaz.edu
 
College Name: Del Rey College
City: Phoenix
State: Arizona
Start Date:  
End Date: 1973
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
 
College Name: Ganado College
City: Ganado
State: Arizona
Start Date:  
End Date: 1986
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
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College Name: Gila College
City: Thatcher
State: Arizona
Start Date: 1924
End Date:  
Affiliation: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Other Information: Several name changes…Gila Normal College, Gila Junior College, and Gila College; became public institution in 1932 with county funding; joined state system as Eastern Arizona Junior College in 1962
Source: www.eac.edu Scott, Thomas Alexander. Eastern Arizona College: A Comprehensive History of the Early Years.  Ed.D. dissertation. 1985.
 
College Name: Grand Canyon College
City: Prescott
State: Arizona
Start Date: 1946
End Date:  
Affiliation: Baptist General Convention of Arizona 
Other Information: Name change to Grand Canyon University in 1989
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College Name: Navajo Community College
City: Tsaile
State: Arizona
Start Date: 1968
End Date:  
Affiliation: Navajo Nation
Other Information: Now Diné College; was the first college established by Native Americans for Native Americans; first baccaleaureate degrees awarded in 1998
Source: https://www.dinecollege.edu/ics/History_of_DC.jnz
 
College Name: Northern Arizona Normal School
City: Flagstaff
State: Arizona
Start Date: 1899
End Date:  
Affiliation: State supported
Other Information: Name change to Northern Arizona State Teachers College in 1925; name change to Arizona State Teachers College in 1929 and to Arizona State College in 1945 and to Northern Arizona University in 1966
Source: http://www.naualumni.com/site/pp.asp?c=evKYLiMSIqG&b=709375
 
College Name: Prescott College
City: Prescott
State: Arizona
Start Date: 1966
End Date: 1975
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.ncahlc.org/index.php?option=com_directory&Itemid=192
 
College Name: Prescott College
City: Prescott
State: Arizona
Start Date: 1975
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Established as Prescott Center College after 1975; name change to Prescott College in 1982
Source: http://www.prescott.edu/about/history.html
 
College Name: Southwestern College
City: Phoenix
State: Arizona
Start Date: 1960
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Name change to Arizona Christian University in 2011
Source: http://www.swcaz.edu/Default.aspx
 
College Name: Tempe State Teachers College
City: Tempe
State: Arizona
Start Date: 1885
End Date:  
Affiliation: State supported
Other Information: Founded as Arizona Territorial Normal School at Tempe; name changed to Arizona Normal School in 1896, to Normal School of Arizona in 1899, to Tempe State Teachers College in 1925, to Arizona State Teachers College in 1928, to Arizona State College at Tempe in 1945, and to Arizona State University in 1958
Source: Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.