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

College Name: Boise Junior College
City: Boise
State: Idaho
Start Date: 1932
End Date:  
Affiliation: Episcopalian
Other Information: The Episcopal Church discontinued its sponsorship in 1934 and the college became a nonprofit, private corporation, sponsored by the Boise Chamber of Commerce and by the community. In 1939, the State Legislature created a junior-college taxing district to fund the college through local property taxes. By the end of the 1930s, Boise Junior College boasted an enrollment of 600 students. Originally located at St. Margaret’s Hall, near the present site of St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, the college was moved in 1940 to its present location alongside the Boise River. In 1965, Boise Junior College became a four-year institution and was renamed Boise College. In 1969, the college was brought into the state system of higher education as Boise State College. The Graduate College was established in 1971 and in 1974 the institution was renamed Boise State University.
Source: http://www.boisestate.edu
 
College Name: College of Idaho
City: Caldwell
State: Idaho
Start Date: 1891
End Date:  
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Other Information: Name changed to Albertson's College of Idaho in 1991; reverted to College of Idaho in 2007
Source: http://www.collegeofidaho.edu/
 
College Name: College of Saint Gertrude
City: Cottonwood
State: Idaho
Start Date:  
End Date: 1989
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Also operated as Idaho Junior College of St. Gertrude
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10 Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: College of Western Idaho
City: Boise
State: Idaho
Start Date: 2009
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: New institution, starting January 1st; will absorb the Larry Selland College of Applied Technology of Boise State University for Fall 2009
Source: http://www.cwidaho.cc/
 
College Name: Farragut College
City: Farragut Village
State: Idaho
Start Date: 1946
End Date: 1949
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Opened on former Farragut Naval Training Center after WWII
Source: www.pbs.org/idahoportrait/tour/oreilletour.html. Derrick, Philip Martin. The Veteran's University: A History of Farragut College and Technical Institute, 1946-1949. Ph.D. dissertation. 1992.
 
College Name: Gem State College
City: Mountain Home
State: Idaho
Start Date:  
End Date: 2001
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/FSA/closedschool/searchpage.cfm
 
College Name: Gooding College
City: Gooding
State: Idaho
Start Date: 1911
End Date: 1938
Affiliation: Methodist
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/ID/Gooding/vacant.html
 
College Name: Idaho Holiness College
City: Nampa
State: Idaho
Start Date: 1913
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Name change to Northwest Nazarene College in 1917 and to Northwest Nazarene University in 1999
Source: Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Magic Valley Christian College
City: Albion
State: Idaho
Start Date: 1957
End Date: 1969
Affiliation:  
Other Information: George W. Dehoff was president from 1957-1964; moved to Baker, Oregon; records held by Cascade College
Source: www.cascade.edu
 
College Name: Northern Idaho College of Education
City: Lewiston
State: Idaho
Start Date: 1893
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Founded as Lewiston State Normal School; name change to Northern Idaho College of Education in 1947; to Lewis-Clark Normal School in 1955; to Lewis-Clark State College in 1971
Source: Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Ricks College
City: Rexburg
State: Idaho
Start Date: 1888
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded as Bannock Stake Academy; name changed to Ricks Academy in 1903 and to Ricks College in 1936; name changed to Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2000
Source: www.byui.edu/pr/general/byuhistory.htm
 
College Name: Southern Idaho College of Education
City: Albion
State: Idaho
Start Date:  
End Date: 1951
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
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