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

College Name: Atlantic Southeastern University
City: Jacksonville
State: Florida
Start Date: 1974
End Date: 1985
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
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College Name: Bethune-Cookman College
City: Daytona Beach
State: Florida
Start Date: 1904
End Date:  
Affiliation: United Methodist
Other Information: Mary McLeod Bethune, opened the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls; in 1923, it became a co-ed high school as a result of a merger with Cookman Institute of Jacksonville, Florida; in 1924 the school became affiliated with the United Methodist Church and evolved into a junior college by 1931; name change to Bethune-Cookman University in 2007
Source: http://www.cookman.edu/about_BCU/history/index.html
 
College Name: Biscayne College
City: Miami
State: Florida
Start Date: 1961
End Date:  
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Other Information: Renamed St. Thomas University in 1984
Source: www.collegeprofiles.com/tom.html, Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Booker T. Washington Junior College
City: Pensacola
State: Florida
Start Date: 1949
End Date: 1966
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with Pensacola Junior College
Source: http://www.pjc.cc.fl.us/pjc/visitor/history.asp
 
College Name: Brevard Engineering College
City: Melbourne
State: Florida
Start Date: 1958
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Initial classes held in wooden barracks at what was the Melbourne Naval Air Station; later acquired building and property of University of Melbourne when it closed; later renamed Florida Institute of Technology in 1966
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978. www.fit.edu
 
College Name: Brevard Junior College
City: Cocoa
State: Florida
Start Date: 1960
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Merged with Carver Junior College in 1963; now, Brevard Community College
Source: www.brevard.cc.fl.us
 
College Name: Briarcliff College
City: Miami
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date: 1993
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
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College Name: Broward College
City:  
State: Florida
Start Date: 1960
End Date:  
Affiliation: Public
Other Information: Originally named the Junior College of Broward County with President Joe B. Rushing; initially classes were held on the former Naval Air Station on the western edge of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport; in 1968, Dr. A. Hugh Adams was appointed president and served until 1986; the name was changed to Broward Junior College, later to Broward Community College, and now, Broward College; South and North campuses were created, as was the Downtown Center and the Tigertail Lake Center; Dr. Will Holcombe, then became president, followed by Dr. Larry Calderon in 2004; when Dr. Calderon left the college in 2006, Dr. Holcombe returned to serve as interim president through the appointment of J. David Armstrong, Jr., in July 2007.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broward_Community_College
 
College Name: Brown University
City: Jacksonville
State: Florida
Start Date: 1866
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded as Brown Theological Institute; name changed to Brown University in 1874 and to Edward Waters College in 1891
Source: Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Carver Junior College
City: Cocoa
State: Florida
Start Date: 1960
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: merged with Brevard Junior College in 1963; now, Brevard Community College
Source: www.brevard.cc.fl.us
 
College Name: Casements Junior College
City:  
State: Florida
Start Date: 1920's
End Date:  
Affiliation: Private
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.facc.org/history.pdf
 
College Name: Central Florida Junior College
City: Ocala
State: Florida
Start Date: 1957
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Merged with Hampton Junior College in 1966; name change to Central Florida Community College in 1971 and to College of Central Florida in 2010
Source: www.cfcc.cc.fl.us
 
College Name: Chipola Junior College
City: Marianna
State: Florida
Start Date: 1947
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Began offering 4-year progames and name changed to Chipola College in 2003
Source: http://www.chipola.edu/cjchist.htm
 
College Name: College of Boca Raton
City: Boca Raton
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Other Information: Successor to Marymount College; name changed to Lynn University in 1991; sisters' affiliation ended in 1971
Source: www.lynn.edu/catalog/overview.htm; Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: College of Orlando
City: Orlando
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date: 1973
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Collier-Blocker Junior College
City: Palatka
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date: 1960
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with St. Johns River Community College
Source: http://www.dcc.firn.edu/dccrepts%5Cfactbook%5Cfb1997%5Cfccs.htm
 
College Name: Columbia College
City: Lake City
State: Florida
Start Date: 1907
End Date: 1918
Affiliation: Baptist
Other Information: G.A. Nunnally (1907-08), H.W. Tribble (1908-1912), and A.P. Montague (1912-18) served as presidents
Source: www.floridabaptistwitness.com
 
College Name: Daytona Beach Junior College
City: Daytona Beach
State: Florida
Start Date: 1957
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Merged with Volusia County Community College in 1965; name changed to Daytona Beach Community College in 1971 and to Daytona State College in 2008
Source: www.dbc.edu
 
College Name: DeLand College
City: DeLand
State: Florida
Start Date: 1885
End Date:  
Affiliation: Baptist
Other Information: Founded as DeLand Academy; later Stetson University after 1889
Source: http://volusia.com/deland/ Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Edison Junior College
City:  
State: Florida
Start Date: 1920's
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.facc.org/history.pdf
 
College Name: Edison Junior College
City: Fort Myers
State: Florida
Start Date: 1961
End Date:  
Affiliation: Public
Other Information: Name changed to Edison Community College and now to Edison State College
Source: http://www.edison.edu/about/
 
College Name: Florida Baptist Theological College
City: Lakeland
State: Florida
Start Date: 1943
End Date:  
Affiliation: Baptist
Other Information: Founded as Florida Baptist Institute; name changed to Baptist Bible Institute in 1949; moved to Graceville; in 1957 control assumed by Florida Baptist State Convention; became Florida Baptist Theological College in 1988 and The Baptist College of Florida in 2000
Source: www.floridabaptistwitness.com
 
College Name: Florida Bible College
City: Kissimmee
State: Florida
Start Date: 1962
End Date: 1996
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Some pictures at www.oddculture.com/ue/fbc.html
 
College Name: Florida Conference College
City: Leesburg
State: Florida
Start Date: 1886
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Successor to Southern College; later moved to Sutherland (now Palm Harbor) and became Florida Seminary in 1902; renamed Southern College in 1906; moved to Lakeland the next year as Florida Southern College
Source: www.phmainstreet.com/history.htm Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Florida Episcopal College
City: Deland
State: Florida
Start Date: 1970
End Date: 1973
Affiliation: Episcopal
Other Information: A proposed ecumenical venture with Stetson University
Source: Hunt and Carper, eds. Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
 
College Name: Florida Female College
City: Tallahassee
State: Florida
Start Date: 1851
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded as Seminary West of the Suwannee River; name changed to Florida State College in 1901; 1904 legislation changed co-ed Florida State College to Florida Female College; returned to co-ed status in 1947 as Florida State University
Source: www.fsu.edu/~fsu150/history/history_02_1851e.html, Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Florida Junior College at Jacksonville
City: Jacksonville
State: Florida
Start Date: 1965
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: In 1968 control of community colleges shifted from local school boards to district boards of trustees appointed by the governor; changes name to Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ) in 1986; announces its new name as Florida State College at Jacksonville in March 2009
Source: http://www.fccj.org/friends/history.html
 
College Name: Florida Military College
City: DeLand
State: Florida
Start Date: 1961
End Date: 1965
Affiliation: Proprietary
Other Information: Florida Military School, in existence from 1956-1971, briefly offered a two-year program
Source: http://www.fms-assn.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Military_School
 
College Name: Florida Naval Academy Junior College
City: St. Augustine/ Miami
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
 
College Name: Florida Normal and Industrial College
City: Jacksonville
State: Florida
Start Date: 1829
End Date:  
Affiliation: Baptist
Other Information: Founded as Florida Baptist Academy, moved to Saint Augustine in 1918 and became a junior college, in 1963 became Florida Memorial College, in 1968 moved to Miami
Source: Hunt and Carper, eds. Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
 
College Name: Florida Presbyterian College
City: St. Petersburg
State: Florida
Start Date: 1960
End Date:  
Affiliation: United Presbyterian
Other Information: Name changed to Eckerd College in 1972
Source: www.eckerd.edu/geninfo/history.html, Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Florida State Normal College
City: Florida
State: 1887
Start Date: 1905
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Established by legislature; closed with passage of Buckman Act mandating reorganization of state-supported higher education
Source: Clifford, Sharon. With the Highest Ideal: The Florida State Normal College at Defuniak Springs, 1887-1905. Ed.D. dissertation. 1996.
 
College Name: Florida Technological University
City: Orlando
State: Florida
Start Date: 1963
End Date: State Supported
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Name changed to University of Central Florida in 1978
Source: Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Ft. Lauderdale College
City: Ft. Lauderdale
State: Florida
Start Date: 1940
End Date:  
Affiliation: Proprietary
Other Information: Founded as Fort Lauderdale College of Business and Finance; name change to Fort Lauderdale College in 1976; later became Florida Metropolitan University, now a part of the Everest University system.
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everest_University
 
College Name: Gibbs Junior College
City: Saint Petersburg
State: Florida
Start Date: 1957
End Date: 1966
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with St. Petersburg Junior College
Source: http://www.dcc.firn.edu/dccrepts%5Cfactbook%5Cfb1997%5Cfccs.htm
 
College Name: Goshen College
City: Sarasota
State: Florida
Start Date: 1998
End Date: 2005
Affiliation: Mennonite Church, USA
Other Information: Goshen College (IN) operated a campus that was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Academic records can be obtained through the web url.
Source: http://www.goshenflorida.com/
 
College Name: Gulf Coast Community College
City: Panama City
State: Florida
Start Date: 1957
End Date:  
Affiliation: Public
Other Information: Name changed to Gulf Coast Junior College in 1958; changed name back to Gulf Coast Community College in 1970
Source: http://www.gulfcoast.edu/new_name/
 
College Name: Halton Business College
City: Tampa
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Possible predecessor for Tampa Business College
Source:  
 
College Name: Hampton Junior College
City: Ocala
State: Florida
Start Date: 1958
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Merged with Central Florida Community College in 1966
Source: http://www.dcc.firn.edu/dccrepts%5Cfactbook%5Cfb1997%5Cfccs.htm
 
College Name: Hollywood College
City: Hollywood
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date: 1973
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: International College
City: Naples
State: Florida
Start Date: 1990
End Date:  
Affiliation: Private
Other Information: Name change to Hodges University in 2007
Source: www.hodges.edu
 
College Name: Jackson Junior College
City: Marianna
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date: 1961
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with Chipola Junior College
Source: http://www.dcc.firn.edu/dccrepts%5Cfactbook%5Cfb1997%5Cfccs.htm
 
College Name: Jacksonville Junior College
City: Jacksonville
State: Florida
Start Date: 1920's
End Date:  
Affiliation: Private
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.facc.org/history.pdf
 
College Name: Jacksonville Junior College
City: Jacksonville
State: Florida
Start Date: 1934
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Established as William J. Porter University; name soon changed to Jacksonville Junior College; name changed to Jacksonville University in 1956
Source: Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Johnson Junior College
City: Leesburg
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date: 1962
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with Lake Sumter Community College
Source: http://www.dcc.firn.edu/dccrepts%5Cfactbook%5Cfb1997%5Cfccs.htm
 
College Name: Lake City Junior College
City: Lake City
State: Florida
Start Date: 1947
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Began as the Forest Ranger School, utilizing structures from a World War II era air base; in 1961, became Lake City Junior College, Lake City Community College after 1970, and Florida Gateway College in July, 2010
Source: http://www.lakecitycc.edu/about-us/college-history.aspx
 
College Name: Liberty Christian College
City: Pensacola
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date: 1992
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source:  
 
College Name: Lincoln Junior Colege
City: Fort Pierce
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date: 1960
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with Indian River Community College
Source: http://www.dcc.firn.edu/dccrepts%5Cfactbook%5Cfb1997%5Cfccs.htm
 
College Name: Luther Rice Bible College
City: Jacksonville
State: Florida
Start Date: 1962
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Moved to Lithonia, Georgia in 1991
Source: http://tarver.mercer.edu/special_collections/Holdings/ educational_institutions.htm
 
College Name: Manatee Junior College
City: Venice
State: Florida
Start Date: 1958
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Dr. Samuel R. Neel, Jr. first president; name changed to Manatee Community College in 1985; name change to State College of Florida after July 1, 2009
Source: http://www.mccfl.edu/pages/3376.asp
 
College Name: Marymount College
City: Boca Raton
State: Florida
Start Date: 1962
End Date:  
Affiliation: Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Other Information: Two year women's college; became co-ed in 1971 and name changed to College of Boca Raton; name changed again to Lynn University in 1991; sisters' affiliation ended in 1971
Source: www.lynn.edu/catalog/overview.htm; Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: Miami Christian College
City: Miami
State: Florida
Start Date: 1949
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Established as a Bible Institute, becoming Miami Christian College in 1962; in 1989, an affiliation between Miami Christian College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School was established that lasted until January, 1993; then through an acquisition-merger Miami Christian College became Trinity College at Miami, a branch campus of Trinity College, Deerfield, Illinois
Source: http://www.tiu.edu:8002/sfc/welcome/abouttiu.php
 
College Name: New College
City: Sarasota
State: Florida
Start Date: 1960
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded as an "experimental" college emphasizing close faculty-student relationships which translated into a very low faculty:student ratio, and high expenses. It graduated its first class in 1967, and quickly acquired a very strong academic reputation, though it never succeeded in registering more than 400 students or so per year and struggled financially. In 1974 it merged with the state university system, becoming both a Sarasota campus for evening and extension classes of the University of South Florida (in Tampa), as well a distinct high-level academic unit within USF. A few years ago it became an autonomous honors college within the state system, now independent of USF. In addition to state funding, the institution benefits from a private foundation formed by the old private college's board of governors.
Source: http://www.ncf.edu/
 
College Name: Okaloosa-Walton Junior College
City: Valparaiso
State: Florida
Start Date: 1964
End Date:  
Affiliation: Public
Other Information: Moved to campus in Niceville in 1968; name changed to Okaloosa-Walton Community College in 1988; changed to Okaloosa-Walton College in 2004 and to Northwest Florida State College in 2008
Source: http://www.owcc.cc.fl.us/col_info/
 
College Name: Orange College
City: Starke
State: Florida
Start Date: 1877
End Date:  
Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Other Information: Established by G.P. Young
Source: Cummins, D. Duane. The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
 
College Name: Orlando Junior College
City: Orlando
State: Florida
Start Date: 1920's
End Date:  
Affiliation: Private
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.facc.org/history.pdf
 
College Name: Palm Beach Community College
City: West Palm Beach
State: Florida
Start Date: 1933
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Initially started in building next to high school; moved to Morrison Field, a retired Air Force base in 1948; moved to Lake Park Town Hall in 1951; later moved to new home in Lake Worth; merged with Roosevelt Junior College in 1965; name change to Palm Beach State College in 2010
Source: http://www.pbcc.edu/
 
College Name: Palmer College
City: Defuniak Springs
State: Florida
Start Date: 1905
End Date: 1936
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Other Information:  
Source: www.crestviewfl.com/DFS-Circle.htm
 
College Name: Pensacola Junior College
City: Pensacola
State: Florida
Start Date: 1948
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Booker T. Washington Junior College merges with Pensacola Junior College in 1966; name change to Pensacola State College in August, 2010
Source: http://www.pensacolastate.edu/visitors/dateline/index.php
 
College Name: Roosevelt Junior College
City: West Palm Beach
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date: 1958
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with Palm Beach Community College
Source: http://www.dcc.firn.edu/dccrepts%5Cfactbook%5Cfb1997%5Cfccs.htm
 
College Name: Rosenwald Junior College
City: Panama City
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date: 1958
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with Gulf Coast Community College
Source: http://www.dcc.firn.edu/dccrepts%5Cfactbook%5Cfb1997%5Cfccs.htm
 
College Name: Ruskin College
City: Ruskin
State: Florida
Start Date: 1912
End Date: 1919
Affiliation: Christian Socialist Guild
Other Information: Founded by George Miller and closed after his death
Source: Raymond & Charlotte Koch. Educational Commune: The Story of Commonwealth College. P. 8. http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/bhp/markers/markers.cfm?ID=hillsborough
www.ruskinchamber.org/about_us.htm
 
College Name: Saint Joseph College of Florida
City: Jensen Beach
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date: 1972
Affiliation: Sisters of Saint Joseph
Other Information: Probably founded for education of Sisters; served as Jensen Beach Campus of Florida Institute of Technology from 1972-1986; now part of the property is operated as Indian Riverside Park by Martin County
Source: Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002. http://parks.martin.fl.us/irp_pics/nuns_on_sidewalk.jpg, http://parks.martin.fl.us/irp_pics/library.jpg
 
College Name: Santa Fe Community College
City: Gainsville
State: Florida
Start Date: 1965
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Name change to Santa Fe College in 2009
Source: http://www.sfcollege.edu/
 
College Name: Seminole Community College
City: Sanford
State: Florida
Start Date: 1965
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Name change to Seminole State College of Florida in August 2009
Source: http://www.scc-fl.edu/
 
College Name: Shelton College
City: Cape Canaveral
State: Florida
Start Date: 1963
End Date: 1988
Affiliation:  
Other Information: The address appears to be 8810 Astronaut Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL. Founded by evangelist Carl McIntire who previously acquire Shelton College in Cape May, NJ. Financial problems led to closure.
Source: www.trivia-library.com/a/biography-of-famous-evangelical-carl-mcintire-part-1.htm
 
College Name: Southeastern Bible College
City: Lakeland
State: Florida
Start Date: 1935
End Date:  
Affiliation: Assemblies of God
Other Information: Founded as South-Eastern Bible Institute; name changed to South-Eastern Bible College in 1956; name changed to Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God in 1977 and to Southeastern University of the Assemblies of God in 2005
Source: http://www.seuniversity.edu/
 
College Name: Southeastern University of Health Sciences
City:  
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with Nova University to become Nova Southeastern University in 1964
Source: Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Southern College
City: Orlando
State: Florida
Start Date: 1883
End Date:  
Affiliation: Methodist Episcopal Church South
Other Information: Originally known as Wesleyan Institute; later moved to Leesburg in 1885 where it became Florida Conference College; moved to Sutherland (now Palm Harbor) in 1901 and changed name to Southern College; temporarily moved to Clearwater Beach after a fire in the 1920's and then to Lakeland in 1922; renamed in 1935 to Florida Southern College
Source: www.phmainstreet.com/history.htm, Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003. http://www.flsouthern.edu/pubrel/history.htm
 
College Name: Southern College of Business
City: Orlando
State: Florida
Start Date: 1968
End Date: 2001
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded on June 5, 1968 and chartered as Southern College of Business; initially offered courses in Computer Programming, Medical Transcription, and Secretarial Science; in 1970 added Business Management and Dental Assisting programs; on November 15, 1971, the name was changed to Southern College; in 1972, Interior Design, and Marketing and Sales programs were added and in 1974, Dental Laboratory Technology was added; In 1976, approved by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities to grant Associate Degrees; in 1979, the charter was purchased by the D. L. Peoples Group, an educationally oriented holding company; moved in January 1981 to location on Underhill Road 
Source: http://www.geocities.com/helpscstudents/
 
College Name: Spurgeon Baptist Bible College
City: Lakeland
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date: 2004
Affiliation: Baptist
Other Information: Merged with Piedmont Baptist College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Source: http://www.pbc.edu/ps/ps_a_history.aspx
 
College Name: St. Johns River Junior College
City: Palatka
State: Florida
Start Date: 1958
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Absorbed Collier-Blocker Junior College in 1958 when it closed; name change in 1977 to St. Johns River Community College; name change in 2011 to St. Johns River State College
Source: http://www.sjrcc.edu/
 
College Name: St. Petersburg Junior College
City: St. Petersburg
State: Florida
Start Date: 1927
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with Gibbs Junior College in 1965; name change to St. Petersburg College in 2001
Source: http://www.spjc.cc.fl.us/
 
College Name: State Normal College for Colored Students
City: Tallahassee
State: Florida
Start Date: 1887
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Became Florida A&M in 1909
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Suwannee River Junior College
City: Madison
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date: 1959
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with North Florida Community College
Source:  
 
College Name: Tampa Business College
City: Tampa
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Now part of Florida Metropolitan University
Source: http://cdm.lib.usf.edu/
 
College Name: Tampa Junior College
City: Tampa
State: Florida
Start Date: 1930
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Became University of Tampa in 1933
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: University of Melbourne
City: Melbourne
State: Florida
Start Date: 1954
End Date: 1958
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Started by Ralph Borsodi who previously operated a School of Living in Melbourne Village from 1948-1952; the university was intended to stress a world view and draw on U.N. staff and foreign embassies for visiting faculty; Borsodi resigned as chancellor in 1957; land and buildings transferred to Brevard Engineering College (later Florida Institute of Technology)
Source: www.fit.edu/walkingtour/raywork.html
 
College Name: Valencia Junior College
City: Orlando
State: Florida
Start Date: 1967
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Name change to Valencia Community College in 1971; name change to Valencia College effective July 2011
Source: http://valenciacc.edu/aboutus/whoweare/history.cfm
 
College Name: Volusia County Community College
City: Daytona Beach
State: Florida
Start Date:  
End Date: 1958
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with Daytona Beach Community College
Source: www.dbc.edu
 
College Name: Warner Southern College
City: Lake Wales
State: Florida
Start Date: 1968
End Date:  
Affiliation: Southeastern Association of the Church of God of Anderson, Indiana
Other Information: Name changed to Warner University in October 2008
Source: http://www.warner.edu/
 
College Name: Webster College
City: Ocala and Pasco County
State: Florida
Start Date: 1922
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Acquired by Rasmussen College in 2004; name change to Rasmussen College on October 15, 2007
Source: http://www.rasmussen.edu/about-rasmussen-college/rasmussen-history/