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

College Name: Abingdon College
City: Abingdon
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1855
End Date: 1885
Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Other Information: Cummins gives 1853 as date of founding; established by Patrick H. Murphy and John C. Reynolds, graduates of Bethany College (VA); enrolled 1,087 students in first six years; discord surrounding president J. W. Butler, led to merger and movement of records to Eureka College
Source: http://abingdonhistory.home.att.net/Content/Framesethome.htm Cummins, D. Duane. The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
 
College Name: Abingdon College Normal
City: Abingdon
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Property of former Abingdon College purchased by a Prof. Summers who operated an institution for a couple of years
Source: http://abingdonhistory.home.att.net/Content/Framesethome.htm
 
College Name: Advocate Kutsch College of Nursing
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 2002
Affiliation:  
Other Information: STUDENT RECORDS are located at: Advocate Masonic Medical Center, 836 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago IL 60657
Source: http://www.ncahlc.org
 
College Name: Almira College
City: Greenville
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1855
End Date:  
Affiliation: Baptist
Other Information: Property purchased by Free Methodists in 1892 to be used when starting Greenville College
Source: http://208.197.163.184/E_Books/FreeMeth/hfmc/Vol_2/2hfmc_19.htm Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: American College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1900
End Date: 1913
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Name changed to Littlejohn College and Hospital, January 1909
Source: http://history.aoa-net.org/Education/collegehist.htm
 
College Name: American College of Physical Education
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Affiliated with DePaul University in 1946
Source: http://www.lib.depaul.edu/speccoll/chrono3.htm, http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatA.htm
 
College Name: American Medical Missionary College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1895
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Outgrowth of classes started at Battle Creek Sanitarium in 1878; AMMC was chartered in Illinois in 1895 and students received their education in both Battle Creek and in Chicago; merged with Illinois State University
Source: http://www.llu.edu/info/legacy/index.html
 
College Name: Ansgar College
City: Galesburg
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1879
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: A predecesor to North Park University
Source: http://campus.northpark.edu/esl/curric.html
 
College Name: Aquinas Institute of Theology
City: River Forest
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 1972
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source:  
 
College Name: Assisi College
City: Joliet
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1925
End Date:  
Affiliation: Sisters of Saint Francis of Mary Immaculate
Other Information: Name changed to College of St. Francis in 1930, now University of St. Francis
Source: Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002. Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Augustana College & Seminary
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1860
End Date:  
Affiliation: Lutheran
Other Information: Moved to Paxton, IL in 1863; name changed to Augustana Seminary and Marshall Academy in 1869 after move to Marshall, WI and to Beloit,IA in 1881, then operated in several South Dakota towns after 1884
Source: Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Austin College
City: Effingham
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1891
End Date: 1905
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Successor to Effingham Collegiate Institute and Conservatory of Music; campus was on four acres of land bounded now by Crawford Avenue, Park Street, Lawrence Avenue and Banker Street; by 1903 approx. 3,000 students had attended and the institution granted 150 bachelors' degrees; in June 1903 building and grounds were sold to the Christian Churches of Illinois and continued operation for two years; W.L. Bissell then purchased the college and it became part of the Illinois College of Photography that operated until 1931; fire destroyed the building in 1937
Source: www.bbonline.com/il/garnethall/ Cummins, D. Duane. The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987. www.effingham.com/kperkins/austin_college.htm
 
College Name: Barat College
City: Lake Forest
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1858
End Date: 2005
Affiliation: Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Other Information: Founded in Chicago as Sacred Heart Academy; relocated to Lake Forest in 1904 and served as foundation for Barat College that opened in 1918; merged with DePaul University in 2001; decision by DePaul's trustees to close the isnstitution June 2005
Source: March 23, 2001 and February 12, 2004 Chronicle of Higher Education; Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002. www.woodlands.lfc.edu
 
College Name: Bedford Male and Female College
City: Bedford
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1869
End Date:  
Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Other Information:  
Source: Cummins, D. Duane. The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
 
College Name: Bennett Medical School
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Affiliated with Loyola University
Source: http://www.meddean.luc.edu/prospective/history.htm
 
College Name: Berean College
City: Jacksonville
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1854
End Date: 1861
Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Other Information: Organized by Jonathan Atkinson; a theological controversy involving President Walter Scott Russell led to closure
Source: Cummins, D. Duane. The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
 
College Name: Bloomington Female College
City: Bloomington
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: www.geocities.com/possumlover3/GENEALOGY/THAYER/ILLINOIS/ill_misc_vitals.html
 
College Name: Broadview College and Theological Seminary
City: La Grange
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 1934
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with Emmanuel Missionary College, Berrien Springs, Michigan
Source: http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatB.htm
 
College Name: Brown's Business College
City: Centralia, Peoria, and other cities
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Chain that evolved from Jacksonville (IL) Business College and grew to include twenty-two institutions
Source: http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatB.htm, http://www.prairiebuilding.com/history.htm
 
College Name: Carbondale College
City: Carbondale
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1859
End Date: 1860
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Other Information: Classes held in rooms above a store; after a few terms the school ceased to function
Source: http://www.iltrails.org/jackson/c13.htm
 
College Name: Catherine College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source:  
 
College Name: Central Illinois Female College
City: Abingdon
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: Methodist
Other Information: See entry for Hedding College
Source: http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatH.htm
 
College Name: Central YMCA College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 1945
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Split let to founding of Roosevelt University
Source: www.ymca.net/about/cont/history.htm
 
College Name: Central YMCA Community College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1960
End Date: 1983
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source:  
 
College Name: Chaddock College
City: Quincy
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1853
End Date: 1900
Affiliation: Methodist Episcopal
Other Information: Founded as German & English College; name changed to Chaddock College to honor the benefactor Charles Chaddock of Astoria, IL; on September 12, 1900 the name was changed to Chaddock Boys School; it served as an orphanage for periods of time and also served many girls; in the early 1920's became a military school; the military curriculum was eventually phased out; photos from the mid-1950's show children in military uniforms; in 1960 the focus officially changed to become a home for dependent neglected boys; in 1982 the program was updated to include residential treatment for girls and it became Chaddock, officially dropping "boys school" from the name
Source: www.chaddock.org/about/heritage.html
 
College Name: Chicago Christian College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1931
End Date: 1937
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: www.calvin.edu/125th/dutch/schedule.htm
 
College Name: Chicago College of Jewish Studies
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1925
End Date:  
Affiliation: Jewish
Other Information: Renamed Spertus College of Judaica in 1970 and Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in 1993; evolved to become Jewish Studies departments at a number of Chicago institutions
Source: Hunt and Carper, eds. Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996. Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 1918
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Purchased by Loyola University in 1918
Source: http://www.meddean.luc.edu/prospective/history.htm Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Chicago Correspondence Bible College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1904
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Cummins, D. Duane. The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
 
College Name: Chicago Female College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1875
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded by Gilbert Thayer at Morgan Park; Thayer served as president for fifteen years; absorbed into University of Chicago preparatory department
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10; www.geocities.com/possumlover3/GENEALOGY/THAYER/ILLINOIS/ill_misc_vitals.html
 
College Name: Chicago Homeopathic Medical College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1876
End Date: 1905
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10 www.wholehealthnow.com/homeopathy_pro/homeopathy_1875_1899.html
 
College Name: Chicago Kindergarten College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1891
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded as Miss Harrison's Training School in 1886; renamed Chicago Kindergarten Training School in 1889 and Kindergarten College in 1891; later National Kindergarten College and after several more name changes now operates at National-Louis University
Source: http://nlu.nl.edu/nlu_nce/ncate/ncate_standards/Introduction/ Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Chicago Medical College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 1870
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Later became Northwestern University Medical School
Source: http://www.meddean.luc.edu/prospective/history.htm Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: College of Microscopy
City: Wesmont
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1958
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded by McCrone Group; name change to Hooke College of Applied Science after July 1, 2010
Source: http://www.hookecollege.com/
 
College Name: Chicago Musical College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1867
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded as Chicago Academy of Music; name changed to CMC in 1872; merged with Roosevelt University School of Music in 1954, operating as Chicago College of Performing Arts since 1997
Source: Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Chicago Normal College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1867
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded as Cook County Normal School; later named Chicago Normal School in 1896, Chicago Normal College in 1913, Chicago Teacher's College in 1938 and then, Illinois Teachers College in 1965; now Chicago State University after 1971
Source: www.petersons.com/blackcolleges/profiles/Chicago_State.html Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Chicago Physico-Medical College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
 
College Name: Chicago Teachers College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1869
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Established as Cook County Normal School, became Chicago Normal School in 1896, Chicago Teachers College in 1910, Chicago Normal College in 1913, Chicago Teachers College in 1938, Illinois Teachers College Chicago-South in 1965, Chicago State College in 1967 and Chicago State University in 1971
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Chicago Teachers College, North Side
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1949
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Name change to Illinois Teachers College: Chicago North in 1965; to Northeastern Illinois State College in 1967; to Northeastern Illinois University in 1971
Source: Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Chicago Technical College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1904
End Date: 1977
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source:  
 
College Name: College of Physicians and Surgeons
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Later University of Illinois Medical School
Source: http://www.meddean.luc.edu/prospective/history.htm
 
College Name: College of Saint Thomas Aquinas
City: River Forest
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1939
End Date:  
Affiliation: Dominican Fathers of the Province of Saint Albert the Great
Other Information: Separated from School of Philosophy and moved to Dubuque, IA in 1951; became The Dominican College of Saint Rose of Lima in 1950; reorganized as Aquinas Institute of Philosophy and Theology in 1961; renamed Aquinas Institute of Theology in 1970 with merger of branches
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Crane Junior College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1911
End Date: 1933
Affiliation: Public
Other Information: Reopened in 1934 as Herzl Junior College, later part of City Colleges of Chicago
Source: www.ccc.edu/aboutccc/history.shtml
 
College Name: Creal Springs College
City: Creal Springs
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1884
End Date: 1916
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Associated with Baptists after 1894
Source: http://1th6.k12.il.us/schools/creal/seminary.htm
 
College Name: De Lourdes College
City: Des Plaines
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1951
End Date: 1987
Affiliation: Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth
Other Information:  
Source: Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: Decatur College
City: Decatur
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1902
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Evans.htm
 
College Name: Divine Word Seminary
City: Techny
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 1972
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source:  
 
College Name: Dixon College
City: Dixon
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1881
End Date: 1855
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10 www.leecountyhistory.com/articles/940120.htm
 
College Name: Dunham Medical College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1895
End Date: 1902
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10, www.wholehealthnow.com/homeopathy_pro/homeopathy_1875_1899.html, http://www.homeoint.org/history/king/3-03.htm
 
College Name: Elgin Business College
City: Elgin
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1893
End Date: 1905
Affiliation: Proprietary
Other Information: Opened by Walter H. Callow and merged with Ellis Business College in 1905
Source: www.elginhistory.com/dgb/ch12.htm
 
College Name: Ellis Business College
City: Elgin
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1900
End Date: 1968
Affiliation: Proprietary
Other Information: Opened on Douglas Avenue, later relocated in the Town Block and in 1915 occupied part of a building at the corner of Spring and Division; the founder Frank Ellis sold out in 1919; in 1925 Ellis absorbed Metropolitan Business College
Source: www.elginhistory.com/dgb/ch12.htm
 
College Name: Elgin Watchmakers College
City: Elgin
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1920
End Date: 1960
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Established by Elgin National Watch Company
Source: www.elginhistory.com/dgb/ch12.htm
 
College Name: Emerson Junior College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
 
College Name: Evanston College for Ladies
City: Evanston
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded as Northwestern Female College; merged with Northwestern Univ in 1873
Source: http://www.northwestern.edu/about/history/vision.html
 
College Name: Ewing College
City: Ewing
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1867
End Date:  
Affiliation: Baptist
Other Information:  
Source: Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
 
College Name: Felician College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1926
End Date:  
Affiliation: Sisters of Saint Felix
Other Information: Later, Montay College
Source: Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: Franklin Medical College
City: St. Charles
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1842
End Date: 1849
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded by George W. Richard; possibly the first medical school in Illinois
Source: http://www.st-charles.lib.il.us/history/franklin.htm
 
College Name: General Medical College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatG.htm
 
College Name: George Williams College
City: Chicago / Downer's Grove
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1884
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Successor to YMCA Training School, becoming YMCA College in 1913 and George Williams College in 1892; later in 1992 became part of Aurora University in Aurora, IL
Source: www.ymca.net/about/cont/history.htm, 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: German & English College
City: Quincy
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1854
End Date: 1864
Affiliation: German Methodist Episcopal Church
Other Information: English portion of the college ceased operation in 1863; summer 1864 it was decided to establish new institution and site in Warrenton, Missouri was selected & became Central Wesleyan College
Source: http://library.truman.edu/manuscripts/cwc_contents.htm
 
College Name: Graduate Teachers College of Winnetka
City: Winnetka
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatG.htm
 
College Name: Greer College
City: Hoopeston
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: After closure became a high school and is currently John Greer Grade School
Source: http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatG.htm
 
College Name: Harvey Medical College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatH.htm
 
College Name: Hedding College
City: Abingdon
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1857
End Date: 1926
Affiliation: Methodist
Other Information: Chartered as Hedding Seminary and Central Illinois Female College using facilities of former Abingdon College; after 1875 known as Hedding College; in 1930 records transferred to Illinois Wesleyan University
Source: http://abingdonhistory.home.att.net/Content/Framesethome.htm
 
College Name: Hering Medical College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1892
End Date: 1915
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: www.wholehealthnow.com/homeopathy_pro/homeopathy_1875_1899.html
 
College Name: Hillsboro College
City: Carthage
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1847
End Date: 1852
Affiliation: Lutheran
Other Information: Founded as The Literary and Technological Institute of the Lutheran Church of the Far West; moved to Springfield, IL and assumed name of Illinois State University; considered a predecessor to Carthage College
Source: www.carthage.edu/about/history.html Solberg. Lutheran Higher Education in North America. 1985.
 
College Name: Illinois Agricultural College
City: Irvington
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1866
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: In 1887 title to college and land was transferred to the state; property was sold with proceeds given to Southern Illinois Normal University and Irvington College. Hudelson Baptist Orphanage later occupied the campus.
Source: www.historyillinois.org/frames/markers/149.htm
 
College Name: Illinois College of Law
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1897
End Date:  
Affiliation: Proprietary
Other Information: Founded by Howard N. Ogden; affiliated with Jefferson Park College in 1908; added JD degree in 1909; added separate evening program as the Illinois Law School; negotiated merger with DePaul University in 1912 and DePaul gained complete ownership upon Ogden's death in 1915
Source: Goodchild, Lester F. The College of Law's First Thirty Years. DePaul University Magazine (Summer 1987): 14-30.
 
College Name: Illinois College of Photography
City: Effingham
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1905
End Date: 1931
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Purchased campus of Austin College
Source: www.bbonline.com/il/garnethall/
 
College Name: Illinois Female College
City: Jacksonville
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1847
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded as Illinois Conference Female College; name shortened to Illinois Female College in 1863; changed to Illinois Woman's College in 1899 and to MacMurray College for Women in 1930; in 1955 trustees established MacMurray College for Men
Source: www.mac.edu/campus/timeline Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Illinois Holiness University
City: Olivet
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1908
End Date:  
Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene
Other Information: Later renamed Olivet College in 1923 and in 1986 to Olivet Nazarene University
Source: http://www.nazarene.org/ansr/articles/ingersol_98.html, http://education.olivet.edu/undergraduate/mission_/history.htm, Hunt and Carper, eds. Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
 
College Name: Illinois Industrial University
City: Urbana
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1867
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Name changed to University of Illinois in 1885
Source: Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Illinois Soldiers' College
City: Fulton
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1861
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Col. D. S. Covert opened initial military academy and conducted it for five years; in 1866 the Illinois Soldiers' College was organized to enable disabled soldiers of Illinois regiments to continue their education. Col. Leander H. Potter was president, and remained in charge until 1873; the name was changed to Northern Illinois College; Rev. W. D. F. Lummis was president until 1875, followed by J. W. Hubbard, Allen A. Griffith (until in 1879); then, A. M. Hansen;
Source:  
 
College Name: Illinois State Normal College
City: Normal
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1857
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Now Illinois State University
Source: www.ilstu.edu
 
College Name: Illinois State University
City: Springfield
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1852
End Date: 1869
Affiliation: Lutheran
Other Information: Successor to Hillsboro College; predecessor to Carthage College that opened in 1870 in Carthage, IL; Carthage College continued to operate in Illinois until 1962 when it moved to Kenosha, WI; John Hay, Lincoln's private secretary, biographer and later U.S. ambassador to England and Secreatary of State, was an alum of ISU
Source: www.carthage.edu/about/history.html Solberg. Lutheran Higher Education in North America. 1985.
 
College Name: Immaculata College
City: Bartlett
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1955
End Date: 1969
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Immaculate Conception College
City: Oconomowoc
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: Sisters of Saint Francis of the Immaculate Conception
Other Information: Founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students
Source: www.redemptorists-denver.org/archives/transcripts.html Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: Jaeger College
City:  
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart
Other Information: Founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students
Source: Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: Jenner Medical College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1892
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.ourfamilyties.net/History/Jenner.htm
 
College Name: Jubilee College
City: Brimfield
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1839
End Date: 1862
Affiliation: Episcopal
Other Information: Building and grounds are now operated as a state park
Source: http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/jubilee.htm, Hunt and Carper, eds. Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
 
College Name: La Salle-Peru-Oglesby Junior College
City: La Salle
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1924
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source:  
 
College Name: Lane Junior College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
 
College Name: Le Clerc College
City: Belleville
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 1949
Affiliation: Sisters of Notre Dame
Other Information:  
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: Lewis College
City: Romeoville
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1932
End Date:  
Affiliation: Catholic
Other Information: Founded under direction of Chicago Archdiocese as Holy Name Technical School; in 1934, incorporated as Lewis Holy Name Technical School; in 1935, became Lewis Holy Name School of Aeronautics; by 1949, women were admitted and high school classes were discontinued; renamed Lewis College of Science and Technology; granted first baccalaureate degrees in 1952; Brothers of Christian Schools assumed leadership of the institution in 1960; name change to Lewis College in 1962; though unsuccessful, the name of Lewis-St. Francis of Illinois was used during the 1970-71 academic year and reflected a conversation at the time about a possible merger; name changed to Lewis University in 1973
Source: http://www.lewisu.edu/welcome/lewis.htm
 
College Name: Lincoln Christian College
City: Lincoln
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1944
End Date:  
Affiliation: Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Other Information: Founded as Lincoln Bible Institute; renamed Lincoln Christian College in 1967; name change to Lincoln Christian College and Seminary in 1984; name change to Lincoln Christian University on Sept. 1, 2009
Source: www.lincolnchristian.edu
 
College Name: Lincoln Open University
City: Lombard
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 1975
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Lind University
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1857
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Name change to Lake Forest University in 1865, then Lake Forest College after 1965
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: Lombard College
City: Galesburg
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1851
End Date: 1930
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Originally Illinois Liberal Institute; a Universalist Divinity School opened in 1881 in Chicago; the divinity school merged with Meadville Theological School to form Meadville Lombard after the undergraduate college closed during the Great Depression; sold to Knox College
Source: www.thezephyr.com/backtrack/lombard.htm, www.meadville.edu/history.html
 
College Name: Mallinckrodt College
City: Wilmette
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1825
End Date:  
Affiliation: Sisters of Christian Charity
Other Information: Purchased by Loyola University in 1999
Source: www.luc.edu/orgs/phoenix/sept26mall.htm, Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: Maria Junior College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: Sisters of Saint Casimir
Other Information: Founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students; successor of Saint Casimir Junior College
Source: Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: Marian Hills College
City: Hinsdale
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1926
End Date: 1931
Affiliation: Marian Fathers
Other Information:  
Source: www.lituanus.org/1992_3/92_3_01.htm
 
College Name: Marshall College
City: Henry
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1855
End Date:  
Affiliation: Episcopal
Other Information: Burke lists as Episcopalian, though may've been "Methodist Episcopal"
Source: Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
 
College Name: Maryknoll College
City: Glen Ellyn
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1949
End Date: 1971
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Mayfair College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1961
End Date: 1976
Affiliation: Public
Other Information: Successor to Amundsen High School evening college; predecesor to Harry S. Truman College
Source: http://www.trumancollege.cc/visitors/history.php
 
College Name: Mayo College of Commerce
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
 
College Name: McDonough College
City: Macomb
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1830's
End Date: 1840's
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
 
College Name: McKendree College
City: Lebanon
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1828
End Date:  
Affiliation: Methodist
Other Information: Founded as Lebanon Seminary; name changed to McKendree College in 1830 and to McKendree University in 2007
Source: http://www.mckendree.edu/
 
College Name: Mendota College
City: Mendota
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1857
End Date:  
Affiliation: Lutheran
Other Information: Operated by Norther Illinois Synod, originally a women's seminary, coeducational by 1860
Source: Solberg. Lutheran Higher Education in North America. 1985.
 
College Name: Mendota College
City: Mendota
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1893
End Date:  
Affiliation: Advent Christian Church
Other Information: Name changed in 1911, now Aurora University
Source: www.aurora.edu/prospective/history.html
 
College Name: Mennonite College of Nursing
City: Bloomington
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1919
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded as Mennonite Hospital School of Nursing; Mennonite College of Nursing after 1982; merged with Illinois State University in 1999, retaining name
Source: http://www.mcn.ilstu.edu/about/index.shtml, Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Methodist Medical Center of Illinois School of Nursing
City: Peoria
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1900
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: In fall 2002 became Methodist Medical Center of Illinois College of Nursing and changed from a diploma-granting school of nursing to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution
Source: http://www.mmci.org/education.asp
 
College Name: Metropolitan Community College
City: East St. Louis
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1969
End Date: 1998
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Initially State Community College; operated as Metropolitan Community College from 1996-1998; re-opened as East St Louis Community College Center in 1999 with the same buildings and address, but with much renovation. Currently hosting classes from the following colleges: Southwestern Illinois College, Kaskaskia College, Shawnee Community College; oversight by Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market and the Illinois Community College Board.
Source: http://www.eslccc.com/
 
College Name: Midwest College of Engineering
City: Wheaton
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1967
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Founded by Dr. Alva C. Todd; in 1986 merged with Illinois Institute of Technology, which led to IIT's west-suburban Rice Campus that opened in 1991.
Source: http://www.rice.iit.edu/mce.html, Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Montay College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1926
End Date: 1995
Affiliation: Sisters of Saint Felix
Other Information: Previously Felician College
Source: Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: Monticello College
City: Godfrey
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1838
End Date: 1971
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Campus acquired by Lewis & Clark Community College
Source: http://www.lc.cc.il.us/virtual_campus.nsf/dd5cab6801f1723585256474005327c8/65dfed593ad136018625676e0057e519?OpenDocument
 
College Name: Mount Morris College
City: Mount Morris
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1884
End Date: 1932
Affiliation: Church of the Brethren
Other Information: Rock River Seminary, the first institution of higher education in northern Illinois was established by the Methodist Church in 1839. It closed in 1879 due to financial difficulty. The Church of the Brethren then purchased the campus and opened Mount Morris Seminary and Collegiate Institute. In 1884 name changed to Mount Morris College. Merged with Manchester College.
Source: www.historyillinois.org/frames/markers/231.htm, Hunt and Carper, eds. Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
 
College Name: Mundelein College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 1991
Affiliation: Sisters of Charity, BVM
Other Information: Now operating as unit of Loyola University of Chicago since 1991
Source: Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: National Kindergarten College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: See entry for Chicago Kindergarten College
Source: http://nlu.nl.edu/nlu_nce/ncate/ncate_standards/Introduction/
 
College Name: North Campus of Chicago Teachers College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1957
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Became Illinois Teachers College Chicago-North in 1965, Northeastern Illinois State College in 1967,a nd Northeastern Illinois University in 1971
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Northern Illinois College of Ophthalmology and Optometry
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1872
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Became Northern Illinois College of Optometry in 1926, after merger with Needles Institute of Optometry; adopted name of Illinois College of Optometry after 1955 merger with Chicago College of Optometry
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Northern Illinois University
City: Fulton
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1861
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: See entry for Illinois Soldiers College
Source: Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
 
College Name: Northwestern Female College
City: Evanston
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Later Evanston College for Ladies; merged with Northwestern Univ in 1873
Source: http://www.northwestern.edu/about/history/vision.html
 
College Name: Olivet College
City: Olivet
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene
Other Information: Now Olivet Nazarene University after fire in 1939, the institution relocated to a property formerly owned by Viator College; for a time the property in Olivet was operated as a seminary and retreat center by the La Salette Fathers; an academy known as St. Joseph's (begun in 1974 north of Detroit, MI) moved to Olivet in September 2005 and operates as Notre Dame de La Salette Boys Academy
Source: www.olivet.edu/about/history/history.html, Hunt and Carper, eds. Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996, http://lasaletteboysacademy.org/
 
College Name: Oregon Bible College
City: Oregon
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1939
End Date: 1991
Affiliation: Church of God
Other Information: Originated from Bible Training School operated by National Bible Institution from 1923 to 1932; relocated to Morrow, Georgia in 1991 as Atlanta Bible College
Source: www.abc-coggc.org/ABC/history.htm
 
College Name: Parks Air College
City: Cahokia
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1927
End Date: 1998
Affiliation:  
Other Information: During WW II era, Parks and its subsidiaries were responjsible for training one out of every ten U.S. Army Air Corps pilots plus thousands of aircraft mechanics; college given to St. Louis University in 1946 as Parks College of Aeronautical Technology
Source: 1998 Data Book on Illinois Higher Education Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978. www.slu.edu/sluhistory/scene15.html
 
College Name: Pastor's College
City: Champaign
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1908
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Cummins, D. Duane. The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
 
College Name: Patriots National University
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
 
College Name: People's Junior College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1932
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Opened by Jewish People's Institute during Great Depression with faculty who had been laid off from Crane Junior College
Source: www.huc.edu/aja/seman.htm, www.siop.org/Presidents/Stagner.htm
 
College Name: Pestalozzi Froebel Teachers College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1896
End Date: 1971
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Merged with Columbia College of Chicago in 1928, merger dissolved in 1944
Source: Brenner, Morgan G. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
 
College Name: Plainfield College
City: Plainfield
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1861
End Date: 1869
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Name change to North-Western College in 1864; moved to Naperville in 1870 and renamed North Central College after 1926
Source: http://www.plainfield-il.org/history_of_plainfield.htm, 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: Pleasantview Lutheran College
City: Ottawa
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1896
End Date: 1935
Affiliation: Lutheran
Other Information: The facility operated as Pleasant View Luther Retirement Home since 1937
Source: http://www.stolaf.edu/library/archives/
 
College Name: Prairie College
City: Galesburg
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1836
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Name changed to Knox Manual Labor College in 1837 and to Knox College in 1857
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Presbyterian College of Christian Education
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Other Information: Merged with McCormick Theological Seminary
Source: http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatP.htm
 
College Name: Quincy College of Medicine
City: Quincy
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.collphyphil.org/FIND_AID/hist/histlmh1.htm
 
College Name: Reliance Medical College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Evening medical school; later incorporated into Loyola University
Source: http://www.meddean.luc.edu/prospective/history.htm
 
College Name: Rock River University
City: Dixon
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1875
End Date: 1880
Affiliation:  
Other Information: building used in 1881 when Northern Illinois Normal School and Dixon Business College started classes
Source: www.leecountyhistory.com/articles/940120.htm
 
College Name: Rosary College
City: River Forest
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1922
End Date:  
Affiliation: Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa
Other Information: founded as St. Clara's College in Wisconsin; name changed to Dominican University in 1997
Source: http://domcentral.org/dlc/opus/usstory.htm, http://www.dom.edu/about/about.html, Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: Ruskin College
City: Glen Ellyn
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1904
End Date: 1906
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Ruskin College, a liberal arts and industrial school, was established in 1899 in Trenton, Missouri. When it outgrew its facilities, it moved in 1904 to Glen Ellyn, Illinois, but burned down in 1906. It was re-established in Ruskin, Florida in 1910 and lasted until 1919, when it burned down.
Source: www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/8428/hikeplans/ruskin/planruskin.html
 
College Name: Sacred Heart College for Teachers
City:  
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: Dominican Sisters
Other Information: Founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students
Source: Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: Saint Bede College
City: La Salle
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1890
End Date: 1967
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source:  
 
College Name: Saint Casimir Junior College
City:  
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: Sisters of Saint Casimir
Other Information: Predecessor of Maria Junior College; founded for education of Sisters, never admitted lay students
Source: Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: Saint Cyril College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1902
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
 
College Name: Saint Dominic College
City: Saint Charles
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1963
End Date: 1970
Affiliation: Dominican Sisters of Adrian
Other Information:  
Source: Schier and Russett. Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
 
College Name: Saint Dominic College
City: Saint Charles
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 1970
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Saint Francis Solano College
City: Quincy
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1860
End Date:  
Affiliation: Franciscans
Other Information: Later became Quincy College in 1917 and Qunicy University in 1993
Source: www.thefriars.org/history.html, Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Saint Ignatius College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1870
End Date:  
Affiliation: Society of Jesus
Other Information: Became Loyola University in 1909
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Saint Joseph College
City: Teutopolis
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1860
End Date: 1978
Affiliation: Franciscans
Other Information: moved in 1927 to Westmont, IL
Source: www.thefriars.org/history.html
 
College Name: Saint Joseph College of Nursing
City:  
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 1998
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Listed as merged with University of St. Francis
Source: 1998 Data Book on Illinois Higher Education
 
College Name: Saint Procopous College
City: Lisle
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1887
End Date:  
Affiliation: Benedictine Fathers
Other Information: Illinois Benedictine College in 1971 and now Benedictine University
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Saint Stanislaus College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?cdn:1:./temp/~ammem_9xaK::
 
College Name: Saint Teresa College
City: Decatur
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1929
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: www.archives.nd.edu/findaids/ead/xml/ins.xml
 
College Name: Saint Viator College
City: Bourbonnais
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation: Catholic
Other Information: Campus acquired by Olivet Nazarene College in 1939 following a fire
Source: Hunt and Carper, eds. Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
 
College Name: Saint Vincent's College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1898
End Date:  
Affiliation: Catholic
Other Information: Name changed to DePaul University in 1907
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Sangamon State University
City: Springfield
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1969
End Date:  
Affiliation: State Supported
Other Information: Joined with University of Illinois in July 1995 to become University of Illinois-Springfield
Source: www.uis.edu
 
College Name: Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1912
End Date: 2002
Affiliation:  
Other Information: will become professional school of Finch University of Health Sciences
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, 9/14/01
 
College Name: Shurtleff College
City: Alton
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1827
End Date: 1960
Affiliation: Baptist
Other Information: Evolved from Rock Spring Academy
Source: Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
 
College Name: Southern Illinois Christian College
City: Alma
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1896
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Cummins, D. Duane. The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
 
College Name: Southern Illinois College
City: Carbondale
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1866
End Date: 1869
Affiliation: Churches of Christ
Other Information: property sold to city of Carbondale and served as foundation for Southern Illinois Normal University
Source: www.ag.uiuc.edu/~mcmillan/Restlit/States/Illinois/collsout.htm, www.iltrails.org/jackson/c13.htm, Cummins, D. Duane. The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
 
College Name: Southern Illinois College
City: Enfield
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1880
End Date: late 1890's
Affiliation: Cumberland Presbyterian
Other Information: Alma mater of United States senators William E. Borah, Idaho and Wesley L. Jones, Washington. This educational institution was chartered in 1873. From the 1890's until 1935 it was a public school. It was purchased for use as a community center by the Kiwanis Club and Enfield Citizens in 1967.
Source: www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Evans.htm; www.prairienet.org/ishs/markers/285.htm, http://scribers.midwest.net/cbconly/enf2.htm
 
College Name: Sparks College
City: Shelbyville
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1908
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Listed on Closed College Consortium web site; however, Sparks maintains a web site at www.sparks.org
 
College Name: Summers College of Commerce
City: East St. Louis
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source:  
 
College Name: Tolentine College
City: Olympia Fields
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 1973
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Union College
City: Virginia
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.cumberland.org/HFCPC/schools/Illinois.htm
 
College Name: University of Saint Mary's of the Lake
City: Mundelein
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1846
End Date:  
Affiliation: Sisters of Mercy
Other Information:  
Source: Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982. www.newadvent.org/cathen/03653a.htm
 
College Name: University of the City of Navoo
City: Navoo
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1841
End Date: 1846
Affiliation: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Other Information:  
Source: Hunt and Carper, eds. Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
 
College Name: Western Normal College
City: Bushnell
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
 
College Name: Westfield College
City: Westfield
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1861
End Date: 1914
Affiliation: United Brethren in Christ
Other Information: Founded as a seminary in 1861 and incorporated as a college in 1865; coeducational from the beginning; peak enrollment in 1909 was 160; college building destroyed by fire in 1917
Source: www.gcah.org/ead/gcah1454.htm, www.historyillinois.org/frames/markers/347.htm
 
College Name: Williams & Vashti
City: Aledo
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 1917
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source:  
 
College Name: Winston Churchill College
City: Pontiac
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date: 1971
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
 
College Name: Woodrow Wilson Junior College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date: 1935
End Date:  
Affiliation: Public
Other Information: Began at 6800 South Stewart Street as one of threep colleges in the Junior College System of the City of Chicago operated by the Chicago Board of Education; on July 1, 1966, the Board of Trustees of Community College District No. 508, County of Cook and State of Illinois, became operative under the 1966 Illinois Public Community College Act transferring control from the Chicago Board of Education to the Illinois State System of Community College Districts; now part of the City Colleges of Chicago system; in July 1969, the name to Kennedy-King College in honor of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.; Dawson Technical Institute and Washburne Culinary Arts Program have become units of institution; moved to new campus at 63rd & Halstad in summer 2007
Source: http://kennedyking.ccc.edu/about_history.asp
 
College Name: Woman's Medical College of Chicago
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information: Later the Woman's Medical School of Northwestern University
Source:  
 
College Name: Y.M.C.A. College
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Affiliation:  
Other Information:  
Source: http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10