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

College Name: Brandywine Junior College
City: Wilmington
State: Delaware
Start Date:  
End Date: 1976
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Taken over by Widener University
Source: www2.widener.edu/Wolfgram-Memorial-Library/Archives/arcchron.htm
 
College Name: King's College
City: King's College
State: Delaware
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.infoage.org/kings.htm
 
College Name: Newark College
City: Newark
State: Delaware
Start Date: 1833
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Established as New London Academy in 1743 by Presbyterian Synod of Philadelphia in New London, PA; moved to Newark, DE in 1765, became Newark Academy in 1769, Newark College in 1833, Delaware College in 1843; transferred to state control in 1843; merged with Women's College of Delaware and became University of Delaware in 1921
Source: http://www.union.edu/N/DS/s.php?s=1534 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
 
College Name: Saint Mary's College
City: Wilmington
State: Delaware
Start Date: 1830's
End Date: 1868
Affiliation: Catholic
Other Information: Founded as a preparatory school; received college charter in 1847
Source: Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
 
College Name: State College for Colored Students
City: Dover
State: Delaware
Start Date: 1891
End Date: State Supported
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Name change to Delaware State College in 1947 and to Delaware State University in 1993
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: Wilmington College
City: New Castle
State: Delaware
Start Date: 1968
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Name change to Wilmington University in 2007
Source: http://www.wilmu.edu/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilmington_University
 
College Name: Wilmington Commercial College
City: Wilmington
State: Delaware
Start Date: 1886
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with Beacom College in 1951 to become Goldey-Beacom College
Source: http://www.gbc.edu/