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

College Name City State Start Date End Date Affiliation Other Information Source
Ashland Junior College Ashland Kentucky 1938
state supported In 1963, Ashland Junior College was renamed as Ashland Community College, and became part of the University of Kentucky Community College System; in 1997, AJC joined with Ashland Technical College to form the Ashland District of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; in 2003, the name of Ashland Community & Technical College was adopted; http://www.ashland.kctcs.edu/about/history.aspx
Atkinson College Madisonville Kentucky 1894
African Methodist Episcopal Zion located on the south side of what is the present day 800 block of West Broadway in Madisonville; later operated as a nursing home; the top floor of the 3 story brick structure was destroyed in a tornado in the early 1960's and the remainder of the building was later torn down; also known as Atkinson Literary and Industrial College; H.V. Taylor was a president of the institution http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/haley/menu.html
http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.hopkinsnews/251
Augusta College Augusta Kentucky 1822 1849 Methodist claims to be "First Methodist college in the world", though Cokesbury College in Maryland was founded in 1787.  At the least, it was the first Methodist college west of the Alleghenies.  The school's charter was revoked in 1849 because faculty and students agitated against slavery.  John G. Fee, founder of Berea College was an alum. http://www.nkyviews.com/bracken/bracken_county_schls_churches.htm
http://www.rootsweb.com/~kybchs/historicalmarkers.html
John G. Fee Biography:  http://docsouth.unc.edu/fee/fee.html
Augusta Female College Augusta Kentucky

later after 1863, Augusta Male and Female College http://www.nkyviews.com/bracken/bracken_county_schls_churches.htm
Bacon College Georgetown Kentucky 1836 1858 Disciples of Christ founded by Thorton Johnson; moved to Harrodsburg, KY in 1839; offerings reduced to preparatory level in 1850;  rechartered as Kentucky University in 1858; predecesor to Transylvania University Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
Cummins, D. Duane.
The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
Beaumont College Harrodsburg Kentucky 1894 1916
successor to Daughters' College www.virtualcities.com/ons/ky/x/kyx8901.htm
Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South. 1909.
Bellarmine College Louisville Kentucky 1950
Roman Catholic merged with Ursuline College in 1968; name changed to Bellarmine University in 2000 www.bellarmine.edu
Bellewood Female College Bellewood Kentucky

founded by Michael Montgomery Fisher who also founded Independence (MO) Female College and taught Latin at Westminster College (MO)
Bethel College Hopkinsville Kentucky 1854 1964 Baptist located on 15th Street in Hopkinsville; organized by the Bethel Baptist Association and opened in 1854 as Bethel Female High School; used as hospital during Black Measles epidemic, 1861-1862; Bethel Women's Jr. College, 1917; closed 1942-1945; rooms rented to Camp Campbell Army officers; became co-educational in 1951 and name changed to Bethel College; buildings razed, 1966.
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10;
www.founders.org/FJ19/article3.html
www.kentuckynewera.com/hometown/hopkinsv.htm
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
http://www.westernkyhistory.org/christian/history.html#1269
Bethel College Russellville Kentucky 1854 1933 Baptist founded as a high school which was retained after start of four-year college; became a two-year junior college in 1920. Initial funding came from the Bethel Association, but soon Kentucky Baptists, through their statewide organization, provided a significant portion of the school’s operating expenses. could not withstand the financial reversals of the Great Depression. The school’s last commencement was held on January 20, 1933;  Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
www.kyseeker.com/christian/bethel.html
Bethel College
Kentucky 1803 1812 Methodist
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Blandville College Ballard Kentucky 1866 1910
www.rootsquest.com/~jmurphy/lessons/tip_191.htm
Bourbon Female College Paris Kentucky 1875
Christian College (Disciples of Christ) possibly opened as early as 1871 when James A. Brown purchased the buildings and chartered the institution, assuming a debt of $10,000; the debt was paid off in three years and the enrollment reached 120 students; in 1878 he transfeered the ownership to W. S. Jones; Brown then moved to Cynthiana, KY and opened Harrison Female College Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
www.kycourts.net/Counties/Bourbon_text.asp
www.rootsweb.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/harrison/brown.ja.txt
Bowling Green Business College and Literary Institute Bowling Green Kentucky 1892 1894
see Bowling Green Business University entry; http://www.wku.edu/Library/dlsc/ua/bgbu.htm
www2.wku.edu/library/disc/litinst.htm
Bowling Green Business University Bowling Green Kentucky 1907 1963
originated as Southern Normal School and Business College; later Bowling Green Business College and Literary Institute; then, Southern Normal School and Bowling Green Business College; Southern Normal School became Western Kentucy State Normal School in 1907 & the business school was sold to become Bowling Green Business University that later merged in 1963 with Western Kentucky State College http://www.wku.edu/Library/dlsc/ua/bgbu.htm
Caldwell Female College Danville Kentucky 1859
Presbyterian originally Henderson Institute; predecessor to Kentucky College for Women www.centre.edu/web/library/archives/kcw.htm
Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
Calloway Normal College Kirksey Kentucky 1899 1913
established under leadership of Rainey T. Wells, later president of Murray State Teachers College; property occupied by Kirksey High School until 1960 and as an elementary center until 1974; property purchased by Kirksey United Methodist Church in 1975 http://kentucky.gov/kyhs/hmdb/MarkerSearch.aspx?mode=Subject&subject=151
Calvary Bible College Letcher Kentucky


Campbell-Hagerman College Lexington Kentucky 1903

college for women Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
http://40.1911encyclopedia.org/L/LE/LEXINGTON_KY_.htm
Campbellsville College Campbellsville Kentucky 1907
Baptist founded as Russell Creek Academy; name change to Campbellsville College in 1924 and to Campbellsville University in 1996 http://www.campbellsville.edu/
Caney Junior College Pippapasse Kentucky 1923

name changed to Alice Lloyd College in 1962 www.alc.edu/
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Cecilian College Cecilian Kentucky 1874 1976
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
www.archives.nd.edu/findaids/ead/xml/ins.xml
Cedar Bluff College Woodburn Kentucky 1864 1892
women's college; burned in 1892 www.wku.edu/Library/onlinexh/rrr1/Pages/Secpages/ed_cedarbluff.html
Central Christian College Kelley Kentucky 1914

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
Central Law School Louisville Kentucky 1890 1941
www.louisville.edu/lmc/history.html
Central University Richmond Kentucky 1874 1901 Presbyterian founded as a result of the split of Presbyterian Church in Kentucky into Northern and Southern branches.  The church split in 1867 with both branches claiming control of Centre College until a Federal court determined that the institution was controlled by the Northern branch;  The Southern Synod then chartered Central University; Panics of 1873 and 1893 hindered fundraising and the institution never graduated a class larger than 25 students; Central offered a law school, medical and dental schools in Louisville and three prep schools across the state (S.P. Lees Collegiate Institute in Jackson, Hardin Collegiate Institute in Elizabethtown, and Middlesborough University School in Misslesborough;  Central became coeducation in the 1890's; consolidated with Centre College www.library.eku.edu/SCA/84a2.htm
www.centre.edu/web/library/sc/records/cc131.html
Christian Bible College New Castle Kentucky 1884

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Christian College Burkesville Kentucky 1859
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Clinton College Clinton Kentucky 1873 1913 Baptist founded under auspices of West Union Baptist Association; building used for Clinton high school, 1918-1935 http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
www.oriscus.com/khs/countysearch.asp?county=Hickman
http://kentucky.gov/kyhs/hmdb/markersearch.aspx?mode=Subject&subject=181
College of the Bible Lexington Kentucky 1865
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) now Lexington Theological Seminary; the Seminary is a descendant of the Department of Hebrew Literature in Bacon College, founded in 1836; with rechartering of Bacon in 1858 as Kentucky University, the biblical departmet was renamed the School of Biblical Literature and Moral Sciences;  in 1865 Kentucky University moved from to Lexington and merged with Transylvania University which operated The College of the Bible on the campus until 1950;  in 1965 the new name of Lexington Theological Seminary was adopted; Cummins gives 1878 as date for founding of the College of the Bible;  Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
www.lextheo.edu/history.html
Columbia Christian College Columbia Kentucky 1873 1890 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
www.rotsweb.com/~kyadair/history.htm
Columbian College Owensboro Kentucky

www.archives.nd.edu/findaids/ead/xml/ins.xml
Concord College New Liberty Kentucky

received annual appropriations from the state from 1875 to 1879 Blackmar, Frank W. "The History of Federal and State Aid to Higher Education in the United States," in Herbert B. Adams, ed.  Contributions to American Educational History. 1890.
Corbin Christian College Corbin Kentucky 1891

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Cumberland College Princeton Kentucky 1826 1842 Cumberland Presbyterian later re-established as Cumberland University at Lebanon, TN by the denomination's General Assembly; a college continued at Princeton under the auspices of the Green River Synod until the Civil War; Burke claims merger with Nashville University;  http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Kentucky.htm
www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/CumbC.htm
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Cumberland College Williamsburg Kentucky 1889
Baptist name changed to University of the Cumberlands on January 1, 2005 http://www.cumberlandcollege.edu/
Daughters College Harrodsburg Kentucky 1845 1894 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) successor to Greenville Institute; predecesor to Beaumont College; Cummins lists 1856 as date for founding www.virtualcities.com/ons/ky/x/kyx8901.htm
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
East Lynn College Buffalo Kentucky

http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Eckstein Norton University Cane Springs Kentucky 1889 1912 Baptist in 1921 merged with Lincoln Institute at Simpsonville, KY http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/haley/menu.html
Eminence College Eminence Kentucky 1857 1861 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) W.S. Giltner trained at Bethany College, W. Va. He and his wife, Lizzie
Rains Giltner, led the college, creating a commercial dept. (1880) and
normal school for training teachers (1886). Reverend Giltner also
preached at Eminence Christian Church. Enrollment peaked around
200 students. 
www.rootsquest.com/~jmurphy/lessons/tip_191.htm
http://www.oriscus.com/khs/countysearch.asp?county=Henry
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
Female College Maysville Kentucky 1852
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Flemingburg College Flemingburg Kentucky 1903


Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Frontier Nursing University Hyden Kentucky 1939

founded as Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing; name change to Frontier School University in 2011 http://www.frontierschool.edu/namechangeFAQs
Ganard Female College Lancaster Kentucky 1880


Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Gethsemani College Gethsemani Kentucky 1868 1912 Trappist Monks
www.archives.nd.edu/findaids/ead/xml/ins.xml
Ghent College Ghent Kentucky 1872 1894 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
www.carrolltontourism.com/ghent_history.htm
Glasglow Normal School Glasgow Kentucky 1875 1883
opened at Glasgow Normal Institute; the following year chartered at Glasgow Normal School; operated out of former Urania College building; moved to Bowling Green in 1884 as Southern Normal School and Business College www2.wku.edu/library/dlsc/glasnorm.htm
Glasglow Normal School Glasgow Kentucky 1884 1890
reopened in 1884 under new ownership see entry above
Greenville Ladies College Greenville Kentucky

http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Greenville Springs College Harrodsburg Kentucky 1841 1894
facilities purchased with name change to Daughters' College in 1856; later sold again and became Beaumont College in 1894 Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
Hambleton College Hardin County Kentucky


Hamilton College Lexington Kentucky 1869 1932 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Cummins lists as originally Hooker Female College; located on North Broadway; renamed in 1878; 1911 encyclopedia gives original name as Hocker Female College; bldg used by Transylvania University until early 1960's www.rootsquest.com/~jmurphy/lessons/tip_191.htm
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
http://40.1911encyclopedia.org/L/LE/LEXINGTON_KY_.htm
Hampton College Louisville Kentucky

http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatH.htm
Harrison Female College Cynthiana Kentucky 1878

James A. Brown purchased the "Broadwell property" and opened the college www.rootsweb.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/harrison/brown.ja.txt
Hazel Green Academy Hazel Green Kentucky 1880 1983 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Established with charter from the Kentucky Legislature as a private school; grew to 12 grades with business classes and a Normal school for teacher training;  the Kentucky Christian Woman’s Board of Missions of the Disciples of Christ Church assumed ownership and later conveyed the school to the National CWBM in Indianapolis; CWBM was superseded by the United Christian Missionary Society (UCMS) of the Christian Church (Disciples) in 1919 and UCMS operated the school up to its closing; after 1930, only grades 7 through 12 were taught; after 1963, only grades 8 through 12 were taught; after 1965, only grades 9 through 12 were taught. http://www.hganews.com/
Henry Male & Female College New Castle Kentucky 1883

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Highland College Williamsburg Kentucky
1913 Baptist acquired by Williamsburg Institute which then changed it's name to Cumberland College Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
Brenner, Morgan G. 
The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Home College Campbellsburg Kentucky 1883

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Hospital College of Medicine Louisville Kentucky 1873 1908
one of several predecessors to University of Louisville School of Medicine http://special.library.louisville.edu
John C. C. Mayo College Paintsville Kentucky 1918 1936 Methodist Episcopal acquired buildings and grounds of Sandy Valley Seminary http://www.johnsoncountykyhistory.com/education/sandy.html
Kentucky Christian College Grayson Kentucky 1919
Christian Church / Church of Christ founded as Grayson Normal School in 1913; name changed to Christian Normal Institute in 1919; to Kentucky Christian College in 1944 and to Kentucky Christian University on September 10, 2004 Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Murch, James DeForest. 
Christians Only: A History of the Restoration Movement. (Cincinnati: The Standard Publishing Company, p. 295).
Kentucky Classical & Business College North Middletown Kentucky 1877

founded as Patterson Institute in 1860; Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Kentucky College for Women Danville Kentucky 1859 1926
successor to Caldwell Female College; in 1926 became a department of Centre College www.centre.edu/web/library/kcw/kcw_main.html
Kentucky Female College Shelbyville Kentucky 1856
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Kentucky Holiness College Wilmore Kentucky 1890

name changed to Asbury College in 1890; name change to Asbury University in March, 2010 Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
http://www.asbury.edu/
Kentucky School of Medicine
Kentucky 1850 1908
one of several predecessors to University of Louisville School of Medicine http://special.library.louisville.edu
Kentucky Southern College Louisville Kentucky 1960 1969
merged with University of Louisville Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Kentucky State Industrial College for Colored Persons Frankfort Kentucky 1886
state supported founded as State Normal School for Colored Persons; name change to Kentucky Normal & Industrial Institute in 1902; to Kentucky State Industrial College for Colored Persons in 1926; to Kentucky State College for Negroes in 1938; to Kentucky State College in 1952; to Kentucky State University in 1972 Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Kentucky University Harrodsburg Kentucky 1858 1865
in 1865 John B. Bowman proposed merger of Kentucky University with Transylvania (a preparatory school) and a new location in Lexington, after a fire; assets would be supplemented by sale of land script granted through the Morril Land Grant College Act and a stuate supported A&M College would be added, retaining the name Kentucky University; controversary flared and the institution splintered into three institutuons: the College of A&M, renamed the University of Kentucky; Kentucky University, renamed Transylvania University in 1908; and The College of The Bible, renamed Lexington Theological Seminary in 1965 Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Brenner, Morgan G. 
The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003. 
Kentucky Women's College Covington Kentucky 1855

www.kypost.com/opinion/pieces013100.html
Kingswood Holiness College Kingswood Kentucky 1906 1920's
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Lees College Jackson  Kentucky 1883 1996
merged with University of Kentucky Community College System to become branch campus of Hazard Community College. August 1, 1997 Chronicle of Higher Education
Lexington Baptist College Lexington Kentucky 1950 1998 Baptist founded as The Lexington Baptist Bible Institute; Clarence Walker, pastor of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church served as the first president; charter changed in 1952 and renamed as Lexington Baptist College; offered A.B. degree in Bible and general religious studies; first graduating class in 1953; in 1966 Pastor Walker retired and Ross Range became pastor of the Ashland Aveneue Church and the college http://www.geocities.com/baptist_documents/lexington.bapt.collg.hist.html
Liberty Female College Glasgow Kentucky 1876

www.rootsweb.com/~Kybarren/events.html
www.georgetowncollege.edu
Logan College Russellville Kentucky 1860 1931 Methodist Episcopal Church, South founded initially as Russelville Academy, a co-educational school in 1846; chartered as Russellville Collegiate Institute in 1860; re-chartered in 1867 as Logan Female College with R.H. Rivers as 1st president; conferred bachelor's degrees; closed due to financial difficulties Kentucky Wesleyan College Archives
Loretto Junior College Nerinx Kentucky
Sisters of Loretto reference to founding of Loretta Academy in 1812 by Blandin.  Schier and Russett indicate the college was founded for education of Sisters and probably did not enroll lay people. Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
Schier and Russett. 
Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Louisville College of Denistry Louisville Kentucky 1887

founded as Dental Department of Hospital College of Medicine; by 1900 withdrew to become Louisville College of Denistry;in 1918 transferred to University of Louisville as School of Denistry http://special.library.louisville.edu
Louisville Medical College Louisville Kentucky 1869 1908
one of several predecessors to University of Louisville School of Medicine http://special.library.louisville.edu
Louisville Municipal College for Negroes Louisville Kentucky 1931 1950 public opened on grounds of Simmons University after it closed in 1930; now part of University of Louisville; Charles H. Parrish, Jr., son of former president of Simmons University became the 1st black faculty member at a white university in the South www.louisville.edu/library/uarc/briefhis.htm
www.louisville.edu/lmc/history.html
Hudson, James Blaine, III.  The History of Louisville Municipal College: Events Leading to the Desegregation of the University of Louisville.  Ed.D. dissertation. 1981.
Louisville National Medical College Louisville Kentucky 1888 1912
www.louisville.edu/lmc/history.html
Louisville Technical Institute Louisville Kentucky 1961
proprietary founded by George Dumbaugh; name changed to Sullivan College of Technology & Design in 2009 www.sctd.edu
Lynnland Female College Glasgow Kentucky

www.georgetowncollege.edu
Margaret College Versailles Kentucky

http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatM.htm
Marvin College Clinton Kentucky 1884 1922 Methodist Alben W. Barkley, Congressman, Senator & U.S. V.P. graduated from Marvin in 1897 www.oriscus.com/khs/countysearch.asp?county=Hickman
Masonic College Somerset Kentucky 1866 1889
operated until property taken over by Somerset Grade School System http://www.cityofsomerset.com/clerk/history%20page.htm
Masonic University La Grange Kentucky 1842 1873
opened as Funk Seminary; Grand Lodge of Kentucky assumed control in 1844 and changed name to Masonic College and in 1852 to Masonic University of Kentucky; operation disrupted during Civil War; reverted to a high school in 1873; building burned in 1911 www.lagrangeelementary.com/Funk.html
www.oriscus.com/khs/countysearch.asp?county=Oldham
Mayo Technical College ` Kentucky
2004
Mayo Technical College merged into Prestonsburg Community College to become Big Sandy Community and Technical College http://www.bigsandy.kctcs.edu/
McGarvey Bible College Louisville Kentucky 1923

predecessor to Cincinnati Bible College http://www.cincybible.edu/general/heritage.htm
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
McLean College Hopkinsville Kentucky 1851
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
http://digilib.kcvl.org/dynaweb/oak/ktuead/tua7/@Generic_BookView
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
Millersburg Female College Millersburg Kentucky

James A. Brown served as president until the college was transferred to Willaim Savage; Brown then moved to Paris, KY and purchased the buildings that he chartered as Bourbon Female College www.kycourts.net/Counties/Bourbon_text.asp
www.rootsweb.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/harrison/brown.ja.txt
Millersburg Male Methodist College Millersburg Kentucky

www.kycourts.net/Counties/Bourbon_text.asp
Morton-Elliot Junior College for Boys Elkton Kentucky

http://digilib.uky.edu/dynaweb/oak/kukead/kukavead/gsphotos/@Generic_BookTextView/852
Mount Saint Joseph Junior College Maple Mount Kentucky 1925
Ursuline Sisters moved to Owensboro in 1950, currently Brescia University Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
http://www.brescia.edu/BUinfo/default.htm
Mt. Sterling Collegiate Institute Mt. Sterling Kentucky 1909

founded by Professor/Rev. Wm. H. Cord, who was the Principal of Hazel Green Academy, “the Mother Mountain School,” for sixteen years (1890-1906).  Cord proposed that his new school be named, “Montgomery College,” but that name evidently did not materialize.  One of his sons, Prof. Robert I. Cord, was a teacher there and may well have continued his father’s legacy for some years.  Prof. Wm H. Cord died teaching in his Institute classroom on April 8, 1910 at the age of 45.  He was widely respected as a minister (Disciples of Christ) and stern, disciplined, but fair educator in eastern Kentucky. Hazel Green Herald:  Thursday, January 28, 1909, Vol. 24, No. 25;
Thursday, July 15, 1909, Vol. 25, No. 3;
Thursday, July 22, 1909, Vol. 25, No.4
Mt. Sterling Female College Mt. Sterling Kentucky

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ky/ky-footsteps/1999c/v01-532.txt
Murray State Normal School Murray Kentucky 1923
state supported created by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1922, admitted its first students in September 1923.  In 1926, when the General Assembly granted the institution authority to confer baccalaureate degrees, it was renamed Murray State Normal School and Teachers College.  The college was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1928 and received authority to offer liberal arts and pre-professional courses in 1930, when the name was changed to Murray State Teachers College.  In 1948 the name was changed to Murray State College, and in 1966 the General Assembly authorized the Board of Regents to change the name to Murray State University http://www.murraystate.edu/
Nazareth College Louisville Kentucky 1920
Sisters of Charity now Spalding University www.spalding.edu/welcome/general.asp?sec=w-general
www.spalding.edu/visitors/timeline.asp
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Nazareth Junior College Nazareth Kentucky 1921 1971 Sisters of Charity Nazareth Academy founded in 1814; merged with Nazareth College in 1940, then separated in 1961, then re-merged again in 1969; campus closed in 1971 Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
www.spalding.edu/welcome/general.asp?sec=w-general
Schier and Russett. 
Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
New Liberty College New Liberty Kentucky
Baptist
www.georgetowncollege.edu
North Middleton College North Middletown Kentucky 1900

possibly also known as North Middleton Classical and Business College Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
www.kycourts.net/Counties/Bourbon_text.asp
Ogden College Bowling Green Kentucky 1877 1927
Offered both preparatory and college-level coursework.  College-level work suspended from 1902-1904.  Merged with Western Kentucky State Normal and Teachers College in 1927. http://www.wku.edu/Library/kylm/collections/inhouse/ua/schools/ogden.html
Ohio Valley Baptist College Sturgis Kentucky 1891 1907 Baptist originally known as Sturgis Male and Female Institute; supported by Ohio Valley Baptist Association; changed name to Ohio Valley Baptist College in 1898 http://kdl.kyvl.org
Owensboro College Owensboro Kentucky 1890 1915
Owensboro Female College Owensboro Kentucky 1896

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Paducah College Paducah Kentucky 1852

Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Paducah Junior College Paducah Kentucky 1932

founded as private, non-profit institution in former YMCA at 707 Broadway; moves to new campus in 1961 along Alben Barkley Drive; joins University of Kentucky community college system in 1967 as Paducah Community College; consolidates with West Kentucky Technical College in 2003 to become Western Kentucky Community & Technical College http://www.westkentucky.kctcs.edu/aboutus/wkctcdhist.shtml
Pikeville College Pikeville Kentucky 1889
Presbyterian founded as Pikeville College Institute; rechartered as Pikeville College in 1909; name changed to University of Pikeville in 2011 http://www.pc.edu/about/history.aspx
Pleasant J. Potter College Bowling Green Kentucky 1889 1909
school closed & campus sold to Western Kentucky State Normal School Western Kentucky University Library Archives
Potter Bible College Bowling Green Kentucky 1901 1913 Churches of Christ founded by Clinton and Mary Potter and named in memory of their son, Eldon S. Potter; after closure of the bible college, operated as a children's home Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
Cummins, D. Duane.
The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
www.wku.edu/Library/200Years/timeline.htm
Princeton College Princeton Kentucky 1860 1880
established by T.L. McNarry www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/mcdonold/42-49.htm
http://kentucky.gov/kyhs/hmdb/MarkerSearch.aspx
Sacred Heart Junior College
Kentucky

predecesor to Ursuline College, now Bellarmine University Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Saint Aloysius College Louisville Kentucky 1848
Jesuits
www.archives.nd.edu/findaids/ead/xml/ins.xml
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Saint Joseph's College Bardstown Kentucky 1820 1943
http://classic.archives.nd.edu/findaids/ead/html/PICser.htm
Saint Joseph's College Bardstown Kentucky 1820 1889 Roman Catholic closed in 1860's during Civil War; considered predecessor to Bellarmine University www.bellarmine.edu
Saint Mary's College Seminary Saint Mary's Kentucky 1821 1976 Roman Catholic functioned as liberal arts college until 1929 and exclusively as a seminary until 1975 www.bellarmine.edu
Saint Thomas Aquinas College Bardstown Kentucky 1806 1828 Dominican founded by Edward Fenwick; 200 students by 1817, one was Jefferson Davis; plan to move college to Cincinnati in 1822 thwarted by restraining order that friars should no leave; www.archives.nd.edu/findaids/ead/xml/ins.xml
www.domlife.org/body_history04.html
Saint Xavier College Louisville Kentucky 1864

www.archives.nd.edu/findaids/ead/xml/ins.xml
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Sayre College Lexington Kentucky 1854

Limestone and 2nd Streets; college for women http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyfayett/shrines.htm
http://40.1911encyclopedia.org/L/LE/LEXINGTON_KY_.htm
Shelby College Shelbyville Kentucky 1836
Episcopal transferred to Episcopal Church in 1841; sometimes called Saint James College after 1868 Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
Blackmar, Frank W. "The History of Federal and State Aid to Higher Education in the United States," in Herbert B. Adams, ed.  Contributions to American Educational History. 1890.
Shelbyville Female College Shelbyville Kentucky


Simmons University Louisville Kentucky 1881 1930 Baptist previously known as State Colored Baptist University; name changed in 1919 http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
South Kentucky College Hopkinsville Kentucky 1849

possibly also known as South Kentucky Female College www.kentuckynewera.com/hometown/hopkinsv.htm
digilib.kcvl.org/dynaweb/oak/ktuead/tua7/@Generic__BookView
www.rootsweb.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/woodford/crenshaw.ta.txt
Southeastern Christian College Winchester Kentucky 1949 1979

Southern College of Osteopathy Franklin Kentucky 1905 1908
Sold to American School of Osteopathy http://history.aoa-net.org/Education/collegehist.htm
Southern Normal School and Bowling Green Business College Bowling Green Kentucky 1894 1907
see Bowling Green Business University entry http://www.wku.edu/Library/dlsc/ua/bgbu.htm
see also www2.wku.edu/library/dlsc/southnor.htm
Southern Normal School and Business College Bowling Green Kentucky 1884 1892
see Bowling Green Business University entry http://www.wku.edu/Library/dlsc/ua/bgbu.htm
Southwestern Homeopathic Medical College Louisville Kentucky 1894 1904
http://library.louisville.edu/kornhauser/info/manuscript.html
www.collphyphil.org/FIND_AID/hist/histlmh1.htm
Stanford Female College Stanford Kentucky

http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
State Colored Baptist University Louisville Kentucky 1881 1918 General Association of Colored Baptists renamed Simmons University in 1919 www.louisville.edu/lmc/history.html
Sue Bennett College London Kentucky 1896 1997 United Methodist Church www.kentuckyconnect.com/heraldleader/news/102297/fm1sue.html
www.umc.org/umns/news97/dec/gsbennett.htm
www.ed-oha.org/cases/1997-143-ea.htm
www.umr.org/Htbennet.htm
September 19, 1997, October 3, 1997 Chronicle of Higher Education
Transylvania University Danville Kentucky 1785
Presbyterian chartered as Transylvania Seminary; moved to Lexington in 1788; rechartered as Transylvania University in 1798; after 1819 Presbyterians shifted attention to chartring and establishing Centre College; Transylvania nearly ceased to exist in 1859; in 1908 Kentucky University assumed the name http://40.1911encyclopedia.org/L/LE/LEXINGTON_KY_.htm
www.centre.edu/web/library/sc/history.html
Union College Crittenden Kentucky

operated briefly prior to the Civil War http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/grant/index/crittenden.html
Urania College Glasgow Kentucky 1831


Ursuline College Louisville Kentucky 1938 1968 Ursuline Sisters previously Sacred Heart Junior College; merged with Bellarmine to form Bellarmine-Ursuline College; name changed to Bellarmine College in 1971 www.bellarmine.edu
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Villa Madonna College Covington Kentucky 1921
Benedictine Sisters; Sisters of Notre Dame, Sisters of Divine Providence became co-ed in 1945 and name changed to Thomas More College www.thomasmore.edu/school/history.asp
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Woman's Colleges in America.  2002.
Warren College Bowling Green Kentucky 1871 1875 Methodist Episcopal South property acquired by Ogden College www.wku.edu/~niedele/warrencoll.htm
Minutes and Records of Warren College in Kentucky Conference Archives at Kentucky Wesleyan College
West Kentucky College South Carrollton Kentucky b1874


http://www.rootsweb.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/logan/peay.jm.txt
West Kentucky College Mayfield Kentucky 1886


Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
West Kentucky Industrial College Paducah Kentucky 1909

Dr. Dennis Henry Anderson starts to meet needs of African-American students in western part of the state.  Became state supported in 1918. The first building was located at what is now 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive.  Merges with Kentucky State College in Frankfort (now Kentucky State University) and becomes West Kentucky Vocational School.  Moves to location adjacent to Paducah Community College in 1979.  Name changed to West Kentucky State Technical School in 1994, to West Kentucky TECH in 1996, and to West Kentucky Technical College in 1998.  Following consolidation with Paducah CC in 2003, becomes Western Kentucky Community & Technical College. http://www.westkentucky.kctcs.edu/aboutus/wkctcdhist.shtml
Winchester College Winchester Kentucky 1889


Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Woodford Female College Versailles Kentucky 1859
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.







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