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

College Name City State Start Date End Date Affiliation Other Information Source
Asbury College Baltimore Maryland 1816 1832 Methodist first president was Samuel K. Jennings Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Steiner, Bernard C.
History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Baltimore College   Baltimore Maryland 1803 1830
outgrowth of an academy conducted by James Priestley; merged with University of Maryland Steiner, Bernard C. History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Baltimore College of Commerce Baltimore Maryland 1909 1973
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Baltimore Maryland 1839

founded by Chapin A. Harris; building purchased by University of Baltimore and renamed Howard Hall http://www.ubalt.edu/president/pres_history.html
www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/photos/philanthropy/html/timeline1.htm
Baltimore Female College Baltimore Maryland 1849 1890 Methodist Episcopal opened on St. Paul St., later moved to northeast corner of Park Avenue and Wilson Street; non denominational after 1868; N.C. Brooks was first president http://www.boltonhill.org/neighborhood/n_history.htm
www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/photos/philanthropy/html/timeline1.htm
Steiner, Bernard C.  History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Baltimore Hebrew College Baltimore Maryland 1919 2009
moved from Eutaw Place to Park Heights Avenue in 1959; received Maryland state accreditation in 1963; accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 1974; renamed Baltimore Hebrew University in 1987; with closure, a new partnership was approved with Towson State University housing a new Baltimore Hebrew Institute and adding masters programs in Jewish studies, communal services, and education;  Hirsch, Arthur. "A new chapter for Baltimore Hebrew University,"  Baltimore Sun, June 20, 2009.
Baltimore Medical College Baltimore Maryland 1881

www.mdhistoryonline.net/mdmedicine/cfm/schools.cfm
www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/corporate/resources/historical.html
Steiner, Bernard C. History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Baltimore University School of Medicine Baltimore Maryland 1884 1905
www.mdhistoryonline.net/mdmedicine/cfm/schools.cfm
Bay College of Maryland
Maryland 1969 1978
www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/stagserm/ssum/html/ssum0182.html
Blue Ridge College New Windsor Maryland
1930 Church of the Brethren purchased New Windsor College in 1912; affiliated with Bridgewater College; in 1944, physical plant sold to Church of Brethren Service Committee http://www.bridgewater.edu/catalog/Catalog2000/bchistory.html
http://nwmayor.homestead.com/nwmayor.html
Borromeo College Pikesville Maryland 1860 1872 Roman Catholic Rev. E.Q.S. Waldron mentioned as president in report to Commissioner of Education Steiner, Bernard C. History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Calvert College New Windsor Maryland 1851 1876 Catholic purchased property when first New Windsor College failed; Calvert College suffered greatly during the Civil War; taken over by Presbyterians in 1876 and operated again as New Windsor College;later purchased by Blue Ridge College in 1912 http://nwmayor.homestead.com/nwmayor.html
Chevy Chase Junior College Chevy Chase Maryland 1903 1950
occupied the former Chevy Chase Inn; initially Chevy Chase College for Young Ladies; served as Operations Research Office for Defense Department during Korean War; now used as National 4-H Conference Center www.fourhcouncil.edu/4hcenter/CHRISTBR.HTM;
www.library.miami.edu/archives/papers/baker.html
Cokesbury College Abingdon Maryland 1787 1796 Methodist 1st Methodist college; moved to Baltimore in 1795 after a fire and closed the following year after another fire http://www.gcah.org/Heritage_Landmarks/Cokesbury.htm
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Steiner, Bernard C.
History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
College of Notre Dame of Maryland Baltimore Maryland 1873
School Sisters of Notre Dame founded as Notre Dame of Maryland Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies; name change to College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1895; name change to Notre Dame of Maryland University in September 2011 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
http://www.ndm.edu/
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Baltimore


Steiner, Bernard C. History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/corporate/resources/historical.html
College of Saint James Hagerstown Maryland 1842 1864 Episcopal founded on an estate at Fountain Rock, at the time, six miles from Hagerstown; Rev. John Barrett Kerfoot served as first president; closed by Civil War and continued afterward as a grammer school Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Steiner, Bernard C.
History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Coppin State College Baltimore Maryland 1900
state supported begun as teacher preparatory program at Douglass High School; in 1926 renamed Fannie Jackson Coppin Normal School; became Coppin State College in 1967 and Coppin State University in 2004 http://www.coppin.edu/welcome/history.asp
Dag Hammarskjold College Columbia Maryland 1972 1974
www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/stagserm/ssum/html/ssum0182.html
Eastern Christian College Bel Air Maryland 1960 2003
begun as Eastern Christian Institute, East Orange, NJ; moved to Maryland in 1960; affiliated with Lincoln Christian College, IL after 1993 and was known as East Coast Campus of LCC www.lccs.edu/off_site/index.shtml
Eastern College Baltimore Maryland

merged with University of Baltimore in 1970 http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/mdmanual/25univ/ub/html/ubf.html
Elkton Baptist College Elkton Maryland 1973 1978
www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/stagserm/ssum/html/ssum0182.html
Epiphany Apostolistic College Walbrook Maryland 1890 1894 Catholic served as preparatory institution for St. Joseph's Seminary Steiner, Bernard C. History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Frederick College Frederick Maryland 1799

Burke states that it was charterd as a college in 1830 and was listed as a college by the 1850 census, but was probably regarded as a high school Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Steiner, Bernard C.
History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Hagerstown Female Seminary Hagerstown Maryland 1852
Evangelical Lutheran Church operated collegiate department and in later years awarded baccalaureate degrees  Solberg.  Lutheran Higher Education in North America.  1985.
Irving College Manchester Maryland 1858 1893
www.mdmunicipal.org/cities/index.cfm?townname=Manchester&page=home
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Kee Mar College Hagerstown Maryland 1851

http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
Kirkland Hall College Easton Maryland

www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/stagserm/ssum/html/ssum0182.html
Loyola College in Maryland Baltimore Maryland 1852
Roman Catholic name change to Loyola University Maryland in 2009 http://www.loyola.edu/designation/
Lutherville Seminary Lutherville Maryland 1853
Evangelical Lutheran Church female seminary; operated collegiate department and in later years awarded baccalaureate degrees  Solberg.  Lutheran Higher Education in North America.  1985.
Maryland College of Art and Design
Maryland 1957 2004
merged into Montgomery College
Maryland College of Pharmacy Baltimore Maryland 1841

united with University of Maryland after 1844 Steiner, Bernard C. History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Maryland College for Women Lutherville Maryland 1853 1952
successor to Lutherville Seminary; founded by Rev. Dr. John Morris, born in York, PA, a Lutheran minister, teacher, writer, librarian, and naturalist. After 33 years as the pastor of the First English Lutheran Church of Baltimore and about 3 years as pastor of the Third Lutheran Church, he served as the first librarian of the Peabody Library in the 1860s. He was president of the Maryland Historical Society and of the German Historical Society at the time of his death. Morris founded the Lutheran Female Seminary (also known as Female College at Lutherville and Maryland College for Women), and was at times a professor or lecturer at the Gettysburg Theological Seminary, the Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg, and in the Natural History Department at the University of Maryland. www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/stagserm/ssum/html/ssum0182.html
Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
Maryland Dental College Baltimore Maryland 1873 1878
Steiner, Bernard C. History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Maryland Medical College of Baltimore Baltimore Maryland 1898 1913
co-educational; closed with opening of John Hopkins Medical School www.mdhistoryonline.net/mdmedicine/cfm/schools.cfm
Maryland State Normal School Salisbury Maryland 1925
state supported name change to State Teachers College at Salisbury in 1935, to Salisbury State College in 1963, to Salisbury State University, and now to Salisbury University http://www.salisbury.edu/about/
Morgan College Baltimore Maryland 1890 1939 Methodist Episcopal successor to Centenary Biblical Institute; taken over by the state becoming Morgan State College www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/staghist/html/sh61.html
www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/photos/philanthropy/html/timeline2.htm
Steiner, Bernard C. History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Mount Hope College Baltimore Maryland 1837 1844 Presbyterian Rev. Frederick Hall served as first president; occupied a building built to house a branch of United States Bank of Baltimore;  www.mdhs.org/library/Mss/ms001647.html
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Steiner, Bernard C. 
History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Mount Providence Junior College Cantonsville Maryland 1957 1972 Oblate Sisters of Providence
www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/stagserm/ssum/html/ssum0182.html
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Mount Saint Agnes College Mount Washington Maryland 1890 1971 Sisters of Mercy merged with Loyola College of Maryland www.loyola.edu/history.htm
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
www.mdhs.org/library/Mss/ms001647.html
Mount Saint Joseph College Irvington Maryland 1867
Xaverian Brothers Baltimore County www.livebaltimore.com/history/irvington.html
www.archives.nd.edu/findaids/ead/index/CFX004.htm
Mount Washington Female College Baltimore Maryland

Isabelle "Belle" Boyd, Confederate spy was a student; the Octagon, a campus building inspired by the theories of phrenologist Orson Squire Fowler, went on to house a succession of religious and private schools up until 1982, when it was bought by the United States Fidelity & Guarantee (USF&G) insurance company. Handsomely refurbished, it's now called the Mount Washington Conference Center.
http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/dsp_number.cfm?speccol=2682
National Park College Forest Glen Maryland 1927 1942
www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/stagserm/ssum/html/ssum0182.html
New Windsor College New Windsor Maryland 1876 1894 Presbyterian successor to Calvert College founded in 1851; purchased by Blue Ridge College in 1912; Steiner states that it was established in 1843 with J.P. Carter as president as New Windsor College by Presbyterians, was operated by Roman Catholics as Calvert College for a time and was repurchased by Presbyterians in 1874; classes were small with maybe 35 graduating from the collegiate department and 63 from the ladies department prior to 1895; after 1886 Windsor Business College was created to offer commercial courses http://nwmayor.homestead.com/nwmayor.html
Steiner, Bernard C. History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Newton University Baltimore Maryland 1845 1859
Joseph B. Burleigh was first chancellor; on his death in 1849 he was succeeded by J.N. McJilton with Harlow W. Heath as president; two preparatory schools were connected with the institution, the Newton University School in the university building on Lexington and Franklin Hall at 28 N. Exeter;Perley R. Lovejoy became president after 1857 www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/stagser/s1259/121/6050/html/douginst2.html
Steiner, Bernard C. History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Ocean City College Easton Maryland 1968 1974
formerly Kirkland Hall College www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/stagserm/ssum/html/ssum0182.html
Princes Anne College Princes Anne Maryland 1886
Methodist Episcopal Church founded as Delaware Conference Academy; assumed name as Princess Anne Academy in 1890; later acquired by state of Maryland and renamed Eastern Shore Branch of Maryland Agricultural College in 1919; name change to Industrial Branch of Morgan State College in 1935; to Princess Anne College in 1936; to Maryland State College in 1948; after 1970 known as University of Maryland Eastern Shore www.umes.edu/about_umes/history.html
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Brenner, Morgan G. 
The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Rock Hill College Ellicott City Maryland 1830
Christian Brothers founded in 1824 as Rock Hill Academy and purchased by the Christian Brothers in 1857 Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Steiner, Bernard C.
History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Saint Catherine's Normal Institute
Maryland
Sisters of the Holy Cross
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Saint Charles College Ellicott City/ Cantonsville Maryland 1848 1911 Society of St. Sulpice
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
www.archives.nd.edu/findaids/ead/xml/ins.xml
www.loc.gov/rr/main/religion/sms2.html
Saint Charles College Baltimore County Maryland 1911 1968 Society of St. Sulpice
www.loc.gov/rr/main/religion/sms2.html
Saint Joseph College Emmitsburg Maryland 1809 1973 Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul purchased by FEMA in 1979; now the National Fire Academy www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/stagserm/ssum/html/ssum0182.html
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
www.usfa.fema.gov/fire-service/nfa/nfa-abt1f.shtm
www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net/nr/NRDetail.asp?HDID=357&FROM=NRMapFR.html
Saint Peter's College Baltimore Maryland 1927 1968
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Sojourner-Douglass College Baltimore Maryland


listed on Closed College Consortium web site; however, Sojourner-Douglass maintains a web site at www.sdc.edu;
www.ed-oha.org/cases/1990-61-st.html
Southern Homeopathic Medical College Baltimore Maryland 1890 1910
received some support from state until 1904 fire of Baltimore, soon after the institution was reformed as Atlantic Medical College, an allopathic medical school; the school received a scathing reviw in the Flexner Report in 1909 and closed the next year www.mdhistoryonline.net/mdmedicine/cfm/schools.cfm
http://homeopathy.inbaltimore.org/history.html
Thivenet Institute
Maryland
Congregation of Jesus and Mary founded for the education of Sisters, probably never enrolled lay students Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Trinitarian College Baltimore Maryland 1956 1969

Villa Julie College
Maryland 1947
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur accredited as a junior college in 1954; became independent in 1967; co-ed after 1972; became a baccalaureate institution in 1984; authorized to offer first masters degree in 1996; name changed to Stevenson University in 2008 http://www.vjc.edu/explore/history_main.asp
Washingon Training College Takoma Park Maryland 1904
Seventh-day Adventist became Washington Foreign Mission Seminary in 1907, Washington Missionary College in 1913 and then Columbia Union College in 1961; name change to Washington Adventist University in 2009 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
http://www.cuc.edu/index.html
Washington Junior College Takoma Park Maryland 1933 1942

Washington University School of Medicine Baltimore Maryland 1827 1877
closed from 1851-1866; founded under charter of Washington College in Washington, PA; new charter in 1839 under name of Washington Univerity with intent to add law, divinity, arts and sciences, but the expansion did not occur; franchises of the institution were transferred to the College of Physicians and Surgeons www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/manuscripts/ead/washuniv.html
www.mdhistoryonline.net/mdmedicine/cfm/schools.cfm
Steiner, Bernard C. History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Western Maryland College Westminster Maryland 1867
Methodist Protestant name changed to McDaniel College in July 2002 Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Steiner, Bernard C. History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Woman's College of Baltimore Baltimore Maryland 1888
Methodist Episcopal Church now Goucher College after 1910 www.goucher.edu/library/robin/program/wcob.htm
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Steiner, Bernard C.
History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Woman's College of Frederick Frederick Maryland 1893
Evangelical Reformed Church of the U.S. successor to Frederick Female Seminary founded in 1840; now Hood College after name change in 1912 www.hood.edu/visitor/history.htm
Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
www.mdhs.org/library/Mss/ms001647.html
Woman's Medical College of Baltimore Baltimore Maryland 1882 1910
www.collphyphil.org/FIND_AID/hist/histlmh1.htm
www.mdhistoryonline.net/mdmedicine/cfm/schools.cfm
www.hshl.umaryland.edu/corporate/resources/historical.html
Steiner, Bernard C. History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Woodstock College Woodstock Maryland 1869 1971 Jesuits seminary for preparation for priesthood http://www.icehouse.net/flanman/woodstoc.htm
http://www.georgetown.edu/centers/woodstock/report/r-hist39.htm
http://www.library.georgetown.edu/dept/speccoll/fl/f53%7D4.htm
Steiner, Bernard C. History of Education in Maryland. 1894.
Xaverian College Silver Spring Maryland 1931 1970
www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/stagserm/ssum/html/ssum0182.html
Y.M.C.A. Business College Baltimore Maryland

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