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

College Name City State Start Date End Date Affiliation Other Information Source
Adelpha College Boonville Missouri

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mocooper/Photos/S0000.htm
American Medical College St. Louis Missouri 1873 1911
founded by practitioners of "eclectic" medicine (Drs. George C. Pitzer, John W. Thrailkill, Jacob S. Merrell, Algert Merrell and W.V. Rutledge); first located at corner of Seventh and Olive Streets, later 407 South Jefferson; merged with Barnes Medical College in 1911; the following year name changed to National University of Arts and Sciences that closed in 1918 http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/find/PC059-00/
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 85. 
American Medical College St. Louis Missouri

Patterson lists at 2830 Lafayette in 1917 Directory with James Moores Ball, MD, as Dean Patterson's College and School Directory, 1917.
American School of Osteopathy Kirksville Missouri 1892

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Andrew Taylor Still College of Osteopathy and Surgery Kirksville Missouri 1922

Combined with American School of Osteopathy, June 1924. In January 1925 the combined schools adopted the name Kirksville Osteopathic College. In July 1926 the two colleges were consolidated under the corporate name Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery. http://history.aoa-net.org/Education/collegehist.htm
Arcadia College Arcadia Missouri 1843 1877 Methodist Episcopal Church founded by Rev. J.C. Berryman who sold the institution in 1858; closed in 1861 and buildings were used as hospital for Union soldiers.  Property reverted to Berryman in 1863 who returned for a few years and tried to restart the institution.  Went through several owners and in 1870 a four story brick building was erected (later burned in 1917).  Building acquired by Ursuline Sisters for Ursuline Academy/College with 1877 as date of estab. http://www-english.tamu.edu/dept/lewis/
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Conard, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 53.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Ash Grove College Ash Grove Missouri 1883

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Avalon College Trenton Missouri 1869 1899 United Brethren in Christ began as academy in Avalon, MO, assumed college status in 1881 and relocated to Trenton, MO in 1890; merged with Lane University in Kansas in 1899 Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Don W. Holter. 
Fire on the Prairie:  Methodism in the History of Kansas.  1969.
Baird College Clinton Missouri 1890 1898 nonsectarian college for women; Cummins gives founding date as 1885; reopened in 1902 as Clinton College for Young Ladies; buildings later acquired by Seventh Day Adventists; housed Clinton Theological Seminary (German Seminary) from 1910-1925; The Seminary also offered preparatory, normal and commercial courses.  Enrollment was 99 in 1910, 114 in 1911 and 141 in 1912.  Faculty grew from nine to eleven during the same period with J. F. Simon serving as president. Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
http://tacnet.missouri.org/history/clinton_schools.html#BairdCollege
Cummins, D. Duane. 
The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987
Conrad, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901.
Baptist College Louisiana Missouri

http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Baptist Female College Columbia Missouri 1833
Baptist founded as Columbia Female Academy; became Baptist Female College in 1857, Stephens Female College in 1870, and finally, Stephens College in 1917 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Baptist Female College Lexington Missouri 1853
Baptist founded as Lexington Female Seminary; Baptist assumed control two years later; Dr. E.S. Dulin was president until the Civil War (later served as president of William Jewell College); reopened after the war with Reverend Selph as president; A.F. Fleet served as president from 1873-79 (he later served on faculty of University of Missouri and in 1890 established Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, MO and in 1901 was in charge of Culver Military Institute, Indiana); John F. Lanneau (previously president of Alabama Central Female College (1873-79)) served as president in 1879-1887 (later serving as president of Pierce City College (MO) from 1887-90); he was followed by Flourney Menefee (later president of Washington Ladies College in Washington, DC), R.E. Binford (served one year), W.A. Wilson (later president of Baylor Female College, TX), W.H. Buck (from 1896-1898), and James A. Beauchamp. Clark, James G.  History of William Jewell College. 1893.
Williams, Walter. 
The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Blandin. 
History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
Conard, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 133.
Barnes Business College St. Louis Missouri 1881

911 Locust St. Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Barnes College of Nursing St. Louis Missouri 1914

merged with University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1994 to become Barnes College of Nursing at UM-St. Louis; the old Barnes College campus was closed the following year and courses moved to UMSL; in 2001 became Barnes College of Nursing and Health Studies at UM-St. Louis; in 2005 renamed the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Nursing and Health Studies http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/nursing/
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
St. Louis Post Dispatch, November 14, 2004, p. D4.
Barnes Medical College St. Louis Missouri 1892

merged with American Medical College in 1911; name changed to National University of Arts and Sciences in 1912 and then closed in 1918 http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/find/PC059-00/
Bartlett Agricultural College Dalton Missouri 1909

dates to 1883 and the first black high school in Missouri, a boarding school for grades 9-12; brainchild of N.C.Bruce, who had studied under Booker T. Washington; laterDalton Vocational School began in 1931 Down Home Missouri.  Joel M. Vance, 2000.
Belin Memorial University Chillicothe Missouri 1956 1957
listed on Kansas City Public Library site as successor to Chillicothe Business College; Rev. Clyde Belin purchased the campus of CBC that had closed in 1952; noted as a "correspondence school" at www.hermitageoftantony.org/bio.htm; Belin was charged and found guilty of using the mail to defraud Time, June 6, 1958
www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/a-e.htm
Beaumont Hospital Medical College St. Louis Missouri 1886

founded in old church on 16th & Walnut; after fire, moved to 2600 Pine St.; Patterson indicates merger with Marion-Sims Medical College in 1901 Conrad, ed.  Encyclopedia of History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 190.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905.
Bellevue Collegiate Institute Caledonia Missouri 1868

Willard Duncan Vandiver became president of BCI in 1880; he later served as president of the state normal school in Cape Girardeau and as a U.S. Congressman; Vandiver is given credit for the phrase, "I'm from Missouri, you'll have to show me." http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/periodicals/ozarkswatch/ow504i.htm
Benton College of Law St. Louis Missouri 1896

located Franklin and Grand Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Bible College of Missouri Columbia Missouri 1897

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Bonne Femme College south of Columbia Missouri 1838

Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of Missouri History, vol. I.  1901. p. 326.
Boonville Female College Boonville Missouri 1864
Cumberland Presbyterian
http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Missouri.htm
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mocooper/Photos/S0000.htm
Brookfield College Brookfield Missouri 1888 1893
building later used as high school www.rootsweb.com/~molinn/brkcoll.html
Brown's Business College Kansas City Missouri 1893
proprietary founded by Pierre Soule Brown; 7 teachers and 550 students in 1900; 1114 Grand Ave. Encyclopedia of Missouri History, vol. I.  1901. p. 406.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Brown's Business College St. Louis Missouri 1867

804 1/2 Pine Street Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914, and 1917.
Bryant's Business College St. Joseph Missouri 1864
proprietary founded by Thomas J. Bryant The Daily News' History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, 1899.
Bryant and Stratton Business College St. Louis Missouri

Century Building Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Buchanan College Troy Missouri 1894
nonsectarian
Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210;
1904 edition at www.rootsweb.com/~molincol/history/lincoln1904.htm
Butler College Butler Missouri 1874
Presbyterian founded as Butler Academy; first teacher was Presbyterian minister, E.V. Campbell; first degrees conferred in 1881 under presidency of James N. Naylor; five teachers and 85 pupils in 1900 Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 454.
Cape Girardeau Business College Cape Girardeau Missouri 1904

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Cardinal Glennon College St. Louis Missouri 1818 1987 Archdiocese of St. Louis founded as St. Mary's Seminary, became Cardinal Glennon College in 1959;first accredited by NCA in 1960; Kenrick-Glennon Seminary since 1987 NCA web site
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
Cardinal Newman College St. Louis Missouri
1985
first accredited by NCA in 1982 NCA HLC web site
Carleton College Farmington Missouri 1854 1916 Methodist Episcopal South chartered by State of Missouri in 1859 as Carleton Institute.  Initially located eight miles north of Farmington; occupied four-story building in Farmington in 1878 and became known as Carleton College.  Institution was co-educational.  Deeded to the St. Louis Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1885. Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210;
archives at www.umr.edu/~whmcinfo/shelf6/r133/info.html
Conard, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 492.
www.rootsweb.com/~mostfran/schools/higher_education_farmington.htm
Carlton College Springfield Missouri 1848 1861 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) school for women; operated at College Street and Main Avenue by Charles Carlton; after death of his wife, he moved to Texas and started another institution a few years later…see entry for Carlton College in Texas Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/CC/fca56.html
Carthage College Carthage Missouri 1886 1908 Presbyterian founded under auspices of Ozark Presbytery with W.S. Knight as initial president; succeeded by J.G. Reaser, Dwight S. Hanna, Salem G. Pattison, H.S. Halleck, L.E. Robinson (resigned in January 1900 to accept position at Monmouth College) and W.S. Knight.  Knight served for six years until his death in November, 1905.  His wife and later his son, D.M. Knight continued to operate the institution for a couple of years before it closed.  Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 516.
Stringfield, E.E.  Presbyterianism in the Ozarks, 1834-1907.  1909.  pp. 81-83.
Central College Fayette   Missouri 1854
Methodist Episcopal Church South name changed to Central Methodist College in 1961 and to Central Methodist University in 2004; absorption of Howard-Payne College by Central College in 1922; followed by acquisition of assets from Central College for Women at Lexington, Scarritt-Morrisville College at Morrisville, and Marvin College at Fredericktown when these institutions were closed in 1924-25 http://www.centralmethodist.edu/
Central Business College Kansas City Missouri 1891

1222 Oak Street Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Central Business College Sedalia Missouri 1883
proprietary founded by C.W. Robbins; 9 teachers and 200 pupils in 1900 Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 551.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Central Christian College Albany Missouri 1892

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/CC/fca56.html
Central College of Business Kansas City Missouri 1891
proprietary founded by Willard Morris, H.E. Hazard and Frank Morris; 6 teachers and 400 students in 1900; 8th and Wyandotte Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 552.
Central College of Osteopathy Kansas City Missouri 1903 1940
assets taken over by Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery; 729 Troost Ave. http://history.aoa-net.org/Education/collegehist.htm
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917
Central Female College Lexington Missouri 1869 1924 Methodist Episcopal South Patterson uses Central College for Women in 1914 and 1917; assets acquired by Central College, now Central Methodist College in Fayette; initially incorporated as Marvin Female Institute in honor of Bishop E.M. Marvin; Dr. William F. Camp, pastor of church in Lexington was president during first year; he was followed by Dr. J.O. Church (two years), Dr. W.T.J. Sullivan (four years), M.G. McIlhany (two years), Wesley G. Miller (one year), William F. Kerdolff, Jr. (nine years), A.A. Jones, and Zachariah M. Williams (president in 1900); the institution was initially located on South Street and then moved to the site of the old Masonic College and the Masons deeded their property to the newer institution Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
www.cmc.edu
Conrad, ed.
Encyclopedia of History of Missouri. Vol. I. 1901. pp. 552-3.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Central Medical College Saint Joseph Missouri 1895

founded by portion of faculty from Northwestern Medical College when that institution closed; located at Ninth and Felix streets; later joined Ensworth Medical College A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans.  William E. Connelley.  Revised edition, 1919.
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1919ks/l/lerewwg.html
Conrad, ed.
Encyclopedia of Missouri History, vol. I. 1901. p. 555
Central Missouri State University Warrensburg Missouri 1871
public founded as State Normal School for Second Normal District of Missouri; name changed to Central Missouri State Teachers College in 1919, to Central Missouri State College in 1946, to Central Missouri State University in 1972 and to the University of Central Missouri, effective Sept. 2006 http://www.ucmo.edu/
Central Wesleyan College Warrenton Missouri 1864 1941 Methodist Episcopal initiated by German Methodist Conference; merged German College of Mount Pleasant, Iowa in 1909; inherited records of Ozark Wesleyan College (Carthage, Missouri) in 1932 Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Chaminade College Clayton Missouri 1910
Society of Mary
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1917.
Chapel Hill College Chapel Hill Missouri 1849 1863 Cumberland Presbyterian Chapel Hill Academy, 1840-1849; acquired by Missouri Synod of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1847; coeducational; C.G. McPherson was an early president; Robert D. Morrow president in 1853; 4 instructors and 100 students in 1855; destroyed by fire 3/26/83 during Civil War period and didn't re-open; notable alumni included John Sappington Marmaduke, Confederate general and later governor of Missouri http://www.cumberland.org/HFCPC/schools/ChaHilMO.htm
Chillicothe Business College Chillicothe Missouri 1890 1952 proprietary established as a normal school; strictly a business college after 1910; Carl E. Bailey, Gov. of Arkansas from 1937-41 attended CBC in 1915; the campus was purchased in 1956 by Rev. Clyde Belin for Belin University that was to be moved from St. Louis; this institution then closed in 1957 after Rev. Belin was found guilty of using the mails to defraud; see also entry for Springfield (MO) Business College www.livingstoncountylibrary.org/History/County/Roofv1/1913chibus.htm
www.livingstoncountylibrary.org/History/County/1916LivCo.htm
Phillips, Paul N. A History of the Chillicothe Business College. Kirksville, MO: Northeast Missouri State Teachers College. 1948.
Time, June 6, 1959.
http://www.livingstoncountylibrary.org/History/Places/Schools/cbcphotos.htm
Christian Brothers College Kansas City Missouri
Catholic 414 W. 12th St. Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Christian Brothers College St. Louis Missouri 1851
Catholic Williams indicates opened in 1850 & chartered in 1885.  The Order of Christian Brothers took charge of a parochial school in 1850 at the corner of Eighth & Walnut; moved to Eighth & Cerre and then in 1851 to 16th & Chestnut; in 1855 incorporated as Academy of the Christian Brothers & was the first institution of the order to operate at the collegiate level in the U.S.; in 1882 moved to property on Easton Avenue; there have been several addition moves since then and the institutions now operates as a college preparatory school Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 595.
Snow, Marshall S.
Higher Education in Missouri. 1901.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Brothers_College_High_School
Christian Brothers College St. Joseph Missouri 1858
Catholic Thirteenth and Henry streets; classes were suspended during the Civil War and the school reopened in 1867 The Daily News' History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, 1899.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Christian College Columbia Missouri 1851
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) two year institution; founded as Christian Female College, the first college for women charted by a state legislature west of the Mississippi River; name changed to Christian College in 1929; name later changed to Columbia College after 1970 Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Brenner, Morgan G. 
The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003. 
Christian University Canton Missouri 1853
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) name changed to Culver Stockton College in 1917 Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
City College of Law and Finance St. Louis Missouri

Metropolitan Bldg. Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Clarksburg College Clarksburg Missouri 1876 1912 Baptist public high school occupied the building after the closing until a fire Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Clinton College for Young Ladies Clinton Missouri 1902 1904
opened in buildings of Baird College http://tacnet.missouri.org/history/clinton_schools.html#BairdCollege
Clinton Business College and Conservatory of Music Clinton Missouri 1903


Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Clinton German Seminary Clinton Missouri 1910


Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Clinton Normal Business College Clinton Missouri 1895 19??
commercial college resulting from merger of Clinton Business College and Smith's Business College; building later used by Holy Rosary Academy after 1912 http://tacnet.missouri.org/history/clinton_schools.html
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. p. 35.
College of Physicians and Surgeons St. Joseph Missouri 1879

located in former Christian Church bldg on Third and Robidoux streets; faculty included W.I. Heddens, Jacob Geiger, E.A. Donelan, J.W. Heddens and P.J. Kirschner; institution merged with St. Joseph Hospital Medical College after 1888 to become Ensworth Hospital Medical College The Daily News' History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, 1899.
www.collphyphil.org/FIND_AID/hist/histlmh1.htm
College of Physicians and Surgeons St. Louis Missouri 1869 1871
founded by Louis Bauer; dissension among faculty led to closure; located on Locust Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Streets Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. p. 46.
College of Saint Teresa Kansas City Missouri 1916 1962 Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet academy started in 1867 and later became junior college for women; moved to new location and renamed Avila College in 1962 www.kclibrary.org/sc/post/schools/2000059.htm
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Columbia Baptist Female College Columbia Missouri 1856
Baptist successor to Columbia Female Academy founded in 1833; renamed Stephens College around 1866 http://www.stephens.edu/
Columbia Commercial College St. Louis Missouri 1903

located corner of 9th & Locust Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Columbian Medical College Kansas City Missouri 1898

founded by J.L. Robinson, W.F. Morrow, P.C. Palmer, J.E. Moses, G.W. Lilley and J.H. Johnson Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. p. 63.
Concordia College Altenburg Missouri 1839
Lutheran after organization of Missouri Synod, moved to St. Louis in 1849; in 1863 the classical department was moved to Fort Wayne, IN and the Practical Theological Seminary was moved from Fort Wayne to St. Louis Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. pp. 82-83.
Concordia College Gravelton Missouri


Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Conservation College Iberia Missouri

possibly operated for a short time after closure of Iberia Junior College www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/a-e.htm
Cooper College Moundville Missouri 1892 1911

www.lyndonirwin.com/cooper.htm
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905 and 1914
Cottey College Nevada Missouri 1884

founded as Vernon Seminary; name changed to Cottey College in 1886 http://www.cottey.edu/future-students/academic-programs/programs-of-study/cottey-catalog
Crossroads Business College Joplin Missouri



Culpepper-Shannon College Lebanon Missouri 1899 1899
started as a "union" college supported by Baptists, Methodists, and Presbyterians; reorganized in 1843 as a Methodist institution; www.system.missouri.edu/whmc/tl-edu.html
http://gen.culpepper.com/ss/p33293.htm
Daughters College of the Christian Church of Missouri Fulton Missouri 1899 1900 Christian Church founded as Female Orphans School of the Christian Church in northwestern Missouri in 1870; changed name with move to Fulton; after 1900, William Woods College and in 1992 became William Woods University Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Fairchild, Myldred Fox. 
Thru the Woods: William Woods from Orphan School to University. 1998.
DeSoto Business College DeSoto Missouri 1899


Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Dexter Christian College Dexter Missouri 1902
Churches of Christ title vested in Christian Convention of Missouri; Albert Buxton was president for a time, he'd previous served as president of Northwest Christian College and Add Ran Christian University Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/texts/jtbrown/coc/COC18655.HTM
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Draughon Business College Springfield; Joplin, Independence, Kansas City, St. Louis Missouri
1991
Pattrson gives 8th and Wyandotte as address in 1905 directory and 912 Grand as address in 1914 and 1917 directories; Olive and 10th in St. Louis in 1905 Directory and Washington and Broadway in 1914 and 1917 directories; Springfield listed in 1914 and 1917 directories Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Drury Bible College Springfield Missouri 1909

Hamlin.  In Faith and History: The Story of William Woods College. 1965.
Ebenezer College Ebenezer Missouri 1845 1909
begun as an academy and united in 1909 with Scarrit College  http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/moser/Greenepl.html
Eclectic Medical College St. Louis Missouri 1874 1883
http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Eclectic Medical University Kansas City Missouri 1898

established in the Nelson Building; Theodore Doyle, first president; successor of the Missouri Eclectic Medical College that graduated one class; 1400 Grand Ave. Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. p. 347.
Elizabeth Aull Seminary Lexington Missouri 1859 1899 Presbyterian
Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
Ensworth Medical College Saint Joseph Missouri 1888

successor of St. Joseph Hospital Medical College (founded in 1876) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons (founded in 1879); two institutions were consolidated when Samuel Ensworth left an endowment of $100,000; possibly also known previously as Central Medical College; building at Seventh and Jule streets; Patterson gives 1872 for date established A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans.  William E. Connelley.  Revised edition, 1919.
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1919ks/l/lerewwg.html
Conard, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. p. 380.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905.
Evangel College Springfield Missouri 1955
Assemblies of God name changed to Evangel University in 1998 Brenner.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories, 2003.
Evangelical Lutheran College Altenburg Missouri
Lutheran see entry for Concordia College Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Farmington College Farmington Missouri 1886 1900 Baptist burned twice and finally closed in 1900; Conrad refers to institution as an academy under principalship of E.J. Jennings in 1900; building used as Baptist Sanitarium in 1903 Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 140 and vol. II, p. 417.
www.rootsweb.com/~mostfran/schools/higher_education_farmington.htm
Flat River Junior College
Missouri 1922
public moved to new site in Leadington in 1969 and name changed to Mineral Area Community College  http://www.rootsweb.com/~mostfran/schools/frjc_mac.htm
Floral Hill College Fulton Missouri 1876 1878 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) merged with Christian College, Columbia, MO Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Parrish, William E.
Westminster College: An Informal History, 1851-1999. 2000. p. 53.
Fontbonne College St. Louis Missouri 1923
Roman Catholic name changed to Fontbonne University in 2002 Brenner.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories, 2003.
Forest Park College St. Louis Missouri 1861 1925
college for women; founded by Anna Sneed Cairns as Kirkwood Seminary; incorporated after move to St. Louis as Forest Park University; Conrad states it was the first university chartered solely for women in the United States Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Conard, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. p. 485.
Fulton College Fulton Missouri 1851
Presbyterian became Westminster College in 1853 with adoption of the institution by the Presbyterian Synod Parrish, William E.  Westminster College: An Informal History, 1851-1999.  2000. pp. 6-7.
George Smith College Sedalia Missouri 1872 1925 Methodist attended by Scott Joplin; In 1925, the George R. Smith College of Sedalia, Missouri, burned. In 1933, its interests were formally merged with the interests of Philander Smith through joint action of the Board of Education of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Trustees of the Southwest and Central West Annual Conferences, and the Trustees of Philander Smith College. The transaction was formally ratified in a joint executive session, May 23, 1933, and the merger celebration was held October 23 of the same year. http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/haley/menu.html
http://www.philander.edu/ataglance/we_are.asp
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p.42.
German Evangelical Missouri College Marthasville Missouri 1850

moved to Wellston in 1883 and was renamed Eden Seminary http://www.historicwebster.org/walk/walk3.pdf
Grand River Christian Union College Edinburgh Missouri

http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Grand River College Gallatin Missouri 1850
Baptist founded at Edinburg, later moved to Gallatin; W. Pope Yeaman served four years as president beginning in 1893; he was followed by J.H. Hatton;  John T. Williams served as president for a time.  He also served as President of Bethel College (MO), and Baptist Female College (Stephens).  http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html;
198.209.8.166/sheproom/moser/grundypl.html
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Clark, James G.  History of William Jewell College.  1893.
Conard, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p.140.
Hale College Dexter Missouri 1887

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Hale's College Mill Spring Missouri

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Hale's College Piedmont Missouri 1888

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Hannibal College Hannibal Missouri 1869

http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Hannibal Commercial College Hannibal Missouri 1893

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Hardin College Mexico Missouri 1858 1930 Missionary Baptist Church of Missouri successor of Audrain County Female Seminary, renamed in 1873, named for Charles Henry Hardin, later Governor of Missouri; college for women; institution participated in founding of Phi Theta Kappa and was designated as Alpha Chapter; John W. Million, president in 1900, previous presidents were A.W. Terrill, Mrs. H.T. Baird and A.K. Yancy Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210;
Clark, James G. 
History of William Jewell College.  1893;
Conard, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p.140 and vol. III, pp. 173-74;
http://www.rootsweb.com/~moaudrai/mexico3.htm
Harris Teachers College St. Louis Missouri 1857
Municipal founded as St. Louis Normal School, became Harris Teachers College in 1910, merged with Stowe Teachers College in 1954 to become Harris-Stowe College; joined state system in 1979 as Harris-Stowe State College; name changed to Harris-Stowe State University in 2005 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Hayward's Business College St. Louis Missouri

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Hering Medical College St. Louis Missouri 1880 1882
absorbed by Homeopathic Medical College of Missouri http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Hill's Business College Sedalia Missouri 1900

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Hipporratean College of Medicine St. Louis Missouri 1907 1910
organized as a night school; probably no graduates before closing http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/20thTimeline.htm
Holden College Holden Missouri 1881
Christian Church three-story building; purchased in 1890 by Catholic order that operated school as St. Cecilia's Seminary Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Conard, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 265.
Homeopathic College of Missouri St. Louis Missouri 1857

operated briefly then closed from 1860-64; predecessor of St. Louis College of Homeopathic Physicians and Surgeons that began in 1880 Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 283-84.
http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Homeopathic Medical College of St. Louis St. Louis Missouri 1873 1875
http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Howard-Payne Junior College Fayette   Missouri 1844 1927 Methodist Episcopal South successor to an academy founded in 1828 by Archibald Patterson; acquired by William T. Lucky in 1844 and was known for a time as Howard High School; chartered as Howard Female College in 1859; accumulated heavy debt and was purchased by Moses U. Payne in 1869 who deeded the property to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; name changed to Howard-Payne College in 1892; first accredited by NCA in 1923; college for women; merged with Central College after 1922, now Central Methodist College Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
NCA web site
Blandin. 
History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
Brenner, Morgan G. 
The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Conard, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. pp. 314-315.
Huff College Kansas City Missouri

920 Tracy and 320 W. 47th Streets www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/a-e.htm
Humbolt Medical College St. Louis Missouri 1859 1869
organized as German Medical College; founded by Dr. Adam Hammer; graduated two classes prior to Civil War then closed; re-opened briefly in 1866 Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 325.
Humphreys College & Business Institute Humphreys Missouri 1884 1895
an initial building destroyed by fire in 1893; rebuilt but closed a few years later; George Asbury Smith, Supt. of schools in Kirksville, MO, (1879-81) and Trenton, MO, (1881-83) built and operated Humphreys College and Business Institute.  He also served at the same time as Supt. of Schools in Humphreys and as Sullivan Co. School Commissioner. He was later an instructor at Chillicothe Normal School, Supt. of schools in Chillicothe, MO, and a teacher at Maupins Business College in Chillicothe; he later returned to Humphreys and organized an improved high school http://library.truman.edu/archives/alumni1924S.htm
Hygientic Medical College of Physicians and Surgeons St. Louis Missouri 1887 1893
founded by sisters-in-law Susanna and Mary Dodds http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Iberia Junior College Iberia Missouri 1914 1951
operation of college taken over by Drury College in 1951; building apparently used by Conservation College for a couple of years. web.umr.edu/~whmcinfo/shelf10/r231/info.html
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Independence Female College Independence Missouri 1871 1898
Michael M. Fisher, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Independence and president of IFC was called to be acting president of Westminster College in Fulton, MO in 1873; reorganized as Kansas City Ladies' College in 1884 in association with Presbyterian Church, North and South; ownership passed to George F. Ayres and the institution closed two years later Parrish, William E.  Westminster College: An Informal History, 1851-1999.  2000. p. 45.
http://198.209.8.180/lochist/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Conard, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 350 and 496.
Ingleside Female College Palmyra Missouri

possibly also operated in Hannibal http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
http://www.rootsweb.com/~momarion/schoolpic2.htm
Jackson University of Business Chillicothe Missouri 1898

Patterson gives 1909 for start date http://www.livingstoncountylibrary.org/History/County/Roofv1/1913jacuni.htm
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Jefferson City Junior College Jefferson City Missouri
1958
accredited 1934-38 and 1948-58 by NCA NCA web site
Jefferson College St. Louis Missouri 1885 1944 YMCA offered collegiate courses by 1910, changed name to Jefferson College in 1935; offered a bachelor of science in Day Cooperative College
Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health St. Louis Missouri 1902

founded as Jewish Hospital School of Nursing; affiliated with University College of Washington University in 1992; Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health established in 1993; name changed to Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing and Allied Health at Washington University Medical Center in 2005; name changed to Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing in 2007 http://www.barnesjewishcollege.edu/bjconahcontent.asp?id=464
St. Louis Post Dispatch
, November 14, 2004, p. D4.
Jones Commercial College St. Louis Missouri

N. Broadway Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Joplin Business College Joplin Missouri 1891


Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Joplin College of Physicians and Surgeons Joplin Missouri 1880 1884
http://www.healthsci.utas.edu.au/nursing/histdocs/bruckmed.html
Joplin Junior College Joplin Missouri 1937

became Jasper County Junior College in 1964 and Missouri Southern State College in 1965 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
http://www.mssu.edu/
Junior College of Kansas City Kansas City Missouri 1918
public founded as Kansas City Polytechnic Institute; name changed in 1921; merged with Lincoln Junior College in 1954; name changed to Metropolitan Junior College-Kansas City in 1965; name changed to Metropolitan Community Colleges in 1976; accredited as "individual" colleges from 1986 to 1990 [Longview Community College, Maple Woods Community College, Penn Valley Community College, and Pioneer Community College; accredited in 1996 as The Metropolitan Community Colleges; accredited in 2006 as Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City http://mcckc.edu
Junior College of the Sacred Heart St. Louis Missouri 1872
Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus founded as Convent of the Sacred Heart; later Maryville College of the Sacred Heart after 1927, name change to Maryville College in 1972; then Maryville University of Saint Louis in 1991; religious affiliation discontinued in 1972 Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Brenner, Morgan G. 
The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Kansas City Bible College Kansas City Missouri 1932

merged with Midwest Bible and Missionary College in 1961 to become Calvary Bible College http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
www.calvary.edu/seminary/sem_about/sem_about_body.html
Kansas City Business College Kansas City Missouri 1896
proprietary locations in St. Joseph, Atchison, Lawrence and Kansas City; managed by Coonrad and Smith; Patterson gives 10th and Walnut in K.C. as address in 1905 and 1020 McGee St. as address in 1914 and 1917 directories Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 493.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Kansas City College of Medicine and Surgery Kansas City Missouri 1916

Eclectic Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
Kansas City College of Music Kansas City Missouri

925 E. 9th St. Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery Kansas City Missouri 1916

Name changed in 1970 to Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine and in 1980 to University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and to Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2004 Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
http://history.aoa-net.org/Education/collegehist.htm
Kansas City College of Pharmacy Kansas City Missouri 1885 1943
714 Wyandotte; merged with University of Missouri-Kansas City www.umkc.edu/umkc/catalog/html/intro/0200.html
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Kansas City Dental College Kansas City Missouri 1881

initially the dental department of Kansas City Medical College; independent after 1890; Patterson gives address as 628 Washington in 1905, and as 10th and Troost in 1914 and 1917 Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 493.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Kansas City Homeopathic Medical College Kansas City Missouri 1888

located initially in the Schutte Building on Grand Avenue, near Twelfth Street; occupied a residence at 421 East Sixth Street for one one year, then located with Kansas City Homeopathic Hospital on West Seventh Street; in 1892 was in a building at 1020 East Tenth Street; merged with Kansas City University (KS) College of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgury to form Kansas City Hahnemann Medical College; Patterson gives 916 Troy for address in 1914 and 1917 Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 494.
Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Kansas City Hospital College   Kansas City Missouri 1871

Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
Kansas City Hospital College of Medicine Kansas City Missouri 1882 1888
graduated forty-one men and twelve women before closing Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 495.
Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
Kansas City Medical College Kansas City Missouri 1869

after 1870, joined with faculty of College of Physicians and Surgeons (also founded in late 1869); reverted to name of Kansas City Medical College after 1880 at corner of Washington and Seventh Streets; merged with University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1905 Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. pp. 497-99.
Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.  Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
Kansas City Musical College Kansas City Missouri

15th and Tracy Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Kansas City School of Law Kansas City Missouri
1938
merged with University of Missouri-Kansas City www.umkc.edu/umkc/catalog/html/intro/0200.html
Kansas City University of Physicians and Surgeons Kansas City Missouri 1916 1943
729 Troost Avenue; closed by Missouri Stat Board of Health in 1943 for inadequate instruction, students were not able to take exams for practice in Missouri or most states; never recognized by AMA or the Association of American Medical Colleges Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/f-l.htm
Kansas City Veterinary College Kansas City Missouri 1891 1918
1330 E. 15th St. www.kclibrary.org/sc/post/schools/20000063.htm
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Keister College Kansas City Missouri

208 Altman Building, 11th and Walnut; designing, tailoring & dressmaking school www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/f-l.htm
Kemper College St. Louis Missouri 1838 1845 Episcopal medical department evolved into Missouri Medical College; purchased by County Court of St. Louis County, used as an infirmary after 1869; near Kingshighway & Arsenal St. http://elane.stanford.edu/wilson/Text/4i.html
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Conard, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 523.
http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Kemper Millitary School Junior College Boonville Missouri 1844 2002
known variously as the Boonville Boarding School, Male Collegiate Institute, Kemper Family School, Kemper & Taylor Institute, and the Kemper School; closed briefly from 1856-1861 when Frederick Kemper taught at Westminster College in Fulton; Following the death of Kemper in 1881, Thomas A. Johnston, a former student, was named as the president; in 1899 the name was changed to Kemper Military School; a junior college was added in 1923; Kansas City Star, May 14, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kemper_Military_School
Kidder Junior College Kidder Missouri

http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Kirksville Business College Kirksville Missouri 1903

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Lafayette College Higginsville Missouri 1884

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
LaGrange College LaGrange Missouri 1858
Baptist founded as LaGrange Male & Female Seminary; name changed to LaGrange Male & Female College in 1860; first president was Joshua Flood Cook who served roughly thirty years; J.W. Muir became president in 1897; closed for a few years during the Civil War; in 1928, citizens of Hannibal, MO pledged money for establishment of Baptist College and the merged school opened in Hannibal, MO and took the name of Hannibal-LaGrange College; name changed to Hannibal LaGrange University in 2010 Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
Brenner, Morgan G. 
The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Moore, Kenneth R. 
History of LaGrange College, vol. I.  2002.
Conard, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p.140.
Lamar College Lamar Missouri 1889

known initial as Missouri Polytechnic Institute for three years with leadership by James K. Hull; sold and acquired in 1897 by Lamar Educational Association  Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 580.
Lewis College Glasgow Missouri 1867 1891 Methodist Episcopal Church supported by the family of tobacco merchant Benjamin W. Lewis; local artist Cornelia A. Kuemmel taught at the college http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/history/holcombe/moch11.html;
http://www.glasgowmo.com/library/index
Lexington College for Young Women Lexington Missouri 1855
Baptist Patterson uses Lexington College for Young Ladies in 1914 and 1917 Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Liberty Ladies College Liberty Missouri 1890

college for women; American Mozart Conservatory Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210;
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Lincoln and Lee University Kansas City Missouri
Methodist worked together with University of Kansas City; considered predecessor to University of Missouri-Kansas City www.umkc.edu/umkc/catalog/html/intro/0200.html
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Lincoln College Greenwood Missouri
1884 United Presbyterian started after the Civil War by Rev. Randal Ross, ex-army chaplain; the Synod met at Greenwood in 1870, was offered the college, and accepted; there was not much evidence of support from the church, though it didn't relinquish it's claim and after closure and litigation, the property sold for $1,000.  The proceeds of $861 were given to the endowment of Sterling College in Kansas in 1904.  Amitonian Academy operated for a time following closure of Lincoln and was linked to Amity College in Iowa. http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Tom and Christine Buchanan.  Sterling College: Co-worker with God.  1987.
Lincoln Institute Jefferson City Missouri 1866
state supported name changed to Lincoln University in 1921 Brenner.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories, 2003.
Lincoln Junior Colege Kansas City Missouri 1936 1954 public
Aaron, Marvin Ray.  The Higher Education of African Americans in Kansas City, Missouri: A History of Lincoln Junior College, 1936-1954.  Ph.D. dissertation. 1999.
Lindenwood Saint Charles Missouri 1827

name changed to Lindenwood Female College in 1853, to Lindenwood College in 1970, and to Lindenwood University in 1997 Brenner.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories, 2003.
Loretto College St. Louis Missouri 1915
Sisters of Loretto later Webster College in 1925, Webster University after 1983; religious affiliation ended in 1967 Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Songe, Alice H. 
American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
Louis Touton Junior College Kansas City Missouri


McCune College Louisiana Missouri 1867 1895 Baptist first opened under the name of the Baptist College around 1864-1865, but went under quickly and was sold to Old School Presbyterians in 1867.  The school was then renamed Pardee college and the first session began on Sept. 10, 1867.  Pardee college operated until 1881 when it was sold once again sold back to the Baptists and renamed McCune College.  McCune college operated until 1895 when it was sold for a private residence.  The building still stands, though changed through the years, as a private residence.
Magic City Business College Moberly Missouri

Patterson's Directory of Colleges and Schools, 1914 and 1917
Marillac College Saint Louis Missouri 1955 1975 Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul womens college; campus bought by University of Missouri-St. Louis; first accredited by NCA in 1960; NCA gives 1974 as date of closing NCA web site
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Marion College Philadelphia Missouri 1833 1844
originally proposed as communal college with a manual labor concept of students assigned a number of acres of land; set up with an "upper" college in Philadelphia and two "lower" or preparatory schools at East Ely and West Ely; land provided by Thomas Muldrow; buildings were erected and William S. Potts, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in St. Louis was president; college suffered from Old School/New School controversy over slavery and finally from the financial panic of 1837-39 Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909
Lamkin, Charles F.  A Great Small College: Narrative History of Westminster College.  1946.
Marion-Sims-Beaumont College of Medicine St. Louis Missouri 1890 1903
located at intersection of Grand and Caroline Avenues; merged with University of St. Louis www.slu.edu/colleges/med/history/
www.slu.edu/sluhistory/scene10.html
http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Marionville College Marionville Missouri 1872 1922 Methodist Episcopal later moved to Carthage, MO as Ozark Wesleyan; institutions later merged with Central  Wesleyan College http://library.truman.edu/manuscripts/centralwesleyan.htm
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Marmaduke Military Academy Sweet Springs Missouri 1893 1906
occupied a former hotel built by the Marmaduke brothers with accomodations for 400 guests; the military academy disbanded when the building burned http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/moser/salinepl.html
Marvin College Fredericktown Missouri 1895 1924 Methodist Episcopal Church South assets acquired by Central College, now Central Methodist University in Fayette www.cmc.edu
www.rootsweb.com/~momadiso/marvin_college.html
Masonic College Lexington Missouri 1847 1861
first Masonic college in U.S.; Graduates included Governor John S.
Marmaduke, Senator Stephen F. Boyle, and Stephen B. Elkins, a Congressman from New Mexico; closed for two years during the Civil War; After the war, the Grand Lodge transferred the property to the State of Missouri which briefly converted it into a military school. In 1871 the property was transferred back to the Grand Lodge-which immediately donated the building to the M.E. Church South, on condition that the church operate a female college and provide free tuition for a limited number of daughters of deceased Masons, see entry for Central Female College; building later restored and used by Lexington College for Women; building burned in 1932
Clark, James G. History of William Jewell College. 1893.
http://www.dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/98001544.pdf
Masonic College Marion County Missouri 1844

near Philadelphia, MO; moved to Lexington, MO sometime after 1846 www.rootsweb.com/~momarion/masonic.htm
Maupin's Commercial College Chillicothe Missouri 1889

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
McGee College College Mound Missouri 1853 1874 Cumberland Presbyterian original institution later operated at Pauline Holiness College and later operated by Methodists as McGee College; college suspended operation during the Civil War, reopening in 1866 www.snu.edu
http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Missouri.htm
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. p. 46.
McGee College College Mound Missouri 1889 1896 Methodist
www.snu.edu
McGee Holiness College College Mound Missouri 1896 1922 Church of God Patterson gives Clarence as location in 1914 and 1917 www.snu.edu
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Medical College of Kansas City Kansas City Missouri 1872

Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
Medico Chirurgical College Kansas City Missouri 1893 1905
914-918 Independence Ave.; merged with Kansas City Medical College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Kansas City, KS, to form University of Kansas School of Medicine Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Mercantile College and Writing Institute Kirksville Missouri 1881 1897 proprietary founded and operated by William J. Smith until sold briefly to J.N. Dewell in 1894; Smith resumed management a year later and operated until closed; 210 E Washington until Frank M Harrington purchased the building in 1894 and remodeled it as the Harrington Theatre http://library.truman.edu/manuscripts/K1-Kirksville_93Album/Mercantile_College.htm

Violette, E.M.  The History of Adair County. 1911. pp. 394-396.
Mercy Junior College St. Louis Missouri
1971 Sisters of Mercy merged with Maryville College; was previously conducted by St. John's Hospital Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
http://maryville.edu/alumni/sbcontent/connections/history/story.htm
Metropolitan College of Law St. Louis Missouri 1894

located in Washington Bank Building 1905 directory and the Odeon Theater Building in 1914 and 1917 directories Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Midwest Bible and Missionary College Kansas City Missouri 1938

founded in Salina, KS; later moved to St. Louis, MO and in 1961 merged with Kansas City Bible College to become Calvary Bible College www.calvary.edu/seminary/sem_about/sem_about_body.html
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Kansas City Missouri 1957


Missouri Bible College Columbia Missouri 1896
Christian
Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Missouri Christian College Camden Point Missouri 1869
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Burke lists Camden Point College, "a military and female acadmy chartered in 1856 by the Disciples"; Patterson gives 1848 for start date Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Burke, Colin B.
American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Missouri College of Law St. Louis Missouri

consolidated with Metropolitan College of Law Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Missouri College of Medicine and Science St. Louis Missouri

http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Missouri College of Pharmacy and Chemistry Kansas City Missouri

2001 Troost Avenue www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/m-r.htm
Missouri Female College Boonville Missouri 1862
Cumberland Presbyterian
http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Missouri.htm
Missouri Holiness College Des Arc Missouri 1906 1919
name later used by institution at Clarence, Missoui following merger with Holiness Collegiate Institute www.snu.edu
Missouri Holiness College Clarence Missouri 1906 1922
initially Holiness Collegiate Institute until merger with institution from Des Arc; closed following fire www.snu.edu
Missouri Junior College Saint Joseph Missouri

Missouri Medical College St. Louis Missouri 1845 1899
created after closure of Kemper College from Kemper College Medical Department that was founded and led by Joseph N. McDowell; also known as McDowell's College; McDowell became a surgeon with the Confederacy during the Civil War and the medical college building was occupied by the Union forces and used as a barracks and later as the notorious Gratiot Street Prison; McDowell returned to St. Louis following the war and began rebuilding the college; Missouri Medical College merged with St. Louis Medical College to form St. Louis-Missouri Medical College that later merged with Washington University Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Missouri Shorthand College St. Louis Missouri

912 W. Garrison Ave. Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Missouri Southern State College Joplin Missouri 1937
state supported Missouri Southern State University, effective August 2003; see also Joplin Junior College http://www.mssu.edu/
Missouri Wesleyan College Cameron Missouri 1887 1930 Methodist Episcopal first accredited by NCA in 1919; accreditation withdrawn in 1926; merged with Baker University, Baldwin City, KS in 1930 Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
NCA web site.
Don W. Holter.
 Fire on the Prairie:  Methodism in the History of Kansas.  1969.
Moberly Commercial College Moberly Missouri 1908

Patterson's Directory of Colleges and Schools, 1914 and 1917
Monett Junior College Monett Missouri

Moothart Commercial College Bonne Terre Missouri 1909

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Moothart Commercial College Farmington Missouri 1905

www.rootsweb.com/~mostfran/schools/higher_education_farmington.htm
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Morrisville College Morrisville Missouri 1872
Methodist Episcopal South see also entry for Scarritt-Morrisville College Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Mound City Business College St. Louis Missouri 1900

1401 Washington Ave. Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Mount Pleasant College Huntsville Missouri 1857 1882 Baptist William Thompson served as President 1855-57 before becoming President of William Jewell College; succeeded by William R. Rothwell who was previously President (from 1856-57) of Baptist College (Stephens) in Columbia; William M. Treloar (later U.S. Representative in the 56th Congress) was an instructor from 1872-75; www.system.missouri.edu/whmc/tl-edu.html
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Clark, James G. 
History of William Jewell College. 1893.
http://www.huntsvillefirstbaptist.org/collegehistory.html
Mount St. Clements College DeSoto Missouri 1900
Roman Catholic Patterson refers to St. Clement's College in 1914 and 1917. Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Music and Art College St. Louis Missouri


National Business College Kansas City Missouri 1885

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
National Business College Webb City Missouri

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
National College for Christian Workers Kansas City Missouri 1899 1964 Methodist Episcopal records transferred to Scarritt College when closed; campus now home to St. Paul's School of Theology http://www.scarrittbennett.org/about/history.aspx
National University of Arts and Sciences St. Louis Missouri 1912 1918
successor to Barnes University; name changed in 1912; undergraduate college established in 1913; http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/find/PC059-00/
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Nevada Business College Nevada Missouri 1897

Patterson gives 1897 for start in 1905 directory and 1888 for start in 1914 and 1917 directories Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Nevada Christian University Nevada Missouri 1889
Methodist Episcopal
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
New St. Louis Business College St. Louis Missouri

800 Pine Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
North Missouri Normal School and Commercial College Kirksville Missouri 1867
state supported became First District Normal School in 1870, Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1919, Northeast Missouri State College in 1978, Northeast Missouri State University in 1972, now Truman State University Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Northwest Missouri College Albany Missouri 1893 1922 Methodist Episcopal South merged with Central College, now Central Methodist College Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Brenner, Morgan G. 
The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Northwest Missouri Community College Saint Joseph Missouri 1879? 1995
first accredited by NCA in 1980; accreditation ceased 5/95 NCA web site
Northwest Missouri State Teachers College Maryville Missouri 1905
state supported founded as Fifth District Normal School; name changed to Northwest Missouri State Teachers College in 1919, to Northwest Missouri State College in 1949, and to Northwest Missouri State University in 1972 Bremmer. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Northwestern College Saint Joseph Missouri

A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans.  William E. Connelley.  Revised edition, 1919.
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1919ks/l/lerewwg.html
Northwestern Medical College Saint Joseph Missouri 1881 1895
founding physicians included F.A. Simmons, S.F. Carpenter, J.P. Chesney and J.T. Berghoff; initially housed on second story of court house that later burned; later located at Eighth and Sylvanie streets; after closing, a portion of faculty taught at Central Medical College Encyclopedia of History of Missouri. Vol. I. 1901. p. 555.
The Daily News' History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, 1899.
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Notre Dame College Saint Louis Missouri 1896 1977 Sisters of Notre Dame womens college; campus bought by University of
Missouri-St. Louis first accredited by NCA in 1960
Closed College Consortium  http://closedcollege.bizland.com
NCA web site
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Oaklawn College Novelty Missouri 1876

founded by W.N. Doyle Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 1.
Odessa College Odessa Missouri 1883
nonsectarian
Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210;
www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/mcdonold/42-49.htm
Otterville College Otterville Missouri 1885 1908
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Our Lady of the Ozarks College Carthage Missouri 1944 1966 Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate purchased former property used by Ozark Wesleyan College for back taxes; operated as a high school and junior college seminary until 1966.  From 1966, only high school seminarians attended the school as the junior college moved to Lewis University, IL.  The last class graduated in 1971. http://www.omiusa.org/Monthly%20News%202004/July%202004/OLO%20Reunion.htm
Ozark Business College Farmington Missouri

www.rootsweb.com/~mostfran/schools/higher_education_farmington.htm
Ozark College Greenfield Missouri 1882 1902 Cumberland Presbyterian founded as Ozark Seminary by W.J. Hawkins; two-story building was erected by Ozark Presbytery with R.L. Vannice as president; absorbed by Missouri Valley College at closing http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Missouri.htm
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p.41.
http://www.dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/86001396.pdf
Ozark Wesleyan College Carthage Missouri 1925 1932
records transferred to Central Wesleyan College, Warrenton, Missouri http://library.truman.edu/manuscripts/cwc_contents.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carthage,_Missouri
Palmer College Albany Missouri 1889
Christian Church founded in LeGrand, Iowa as Le Grand Christian College; name changed after gift from H.A. Palmer; moved to Albany, MO in 1912;  Charles M. Correll.  A Century of Congregationalism in Kansas:  1854-1954.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914.
http://www.legrand.lib.ia.us/community/schools/schoolshistory/
Pardee College Louisiana Missouri
Presbyterian see entry for McCune College
Park College Parkville Missouri 1875
Presbyterian name changed to Park University in 2000 Bremmer. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Pauline Holiness College College Mound Missouri 1883 1888
located on vacated campus of McGee College; later renamed McGee Holiness College www.snu.edu
Pearson's National College of Millinery Kansas City Missouri

offered to teach by mail the art of hat design and making www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/m-r.htm
Perkins and Herpel Mercantile College St. Louis Missouri

located in Lincoln Trust Building Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Peoples College and World League of Christian Faith Kansas City Missouri

15 Westover Arcade Building, 31st and Troost www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/m-r.htm
People's University University City Missouri

www.umsl.edu/services/library/womenstudies/capitol.htm
Pierce City College Pierce City Missouri 1878
Baptist led by C.S. Sheffield in 1880; brick three-story building; John F. Lanneau served as President from 1887-90.  He had previously served as President of Alabama Central Female College (1873-79), Baptist Female College (Lexington, MO from 1879-??); in 1898 there five teachers and 103 students; Clark, James G.  History of William Jewell College.  1893.
www.georgetowncollege.edu
Conrad, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 134.
Pike College Bowling Green Missouri 1882
nonsectarian
Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, 1917.
Platt's Commercial College St. Joseph Missouri 1896

business college, also with department of telegraphy; average of 125 students Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 155.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Plattsburg College Plattsburgh Missouri 1855

initially operated by John Ellis until 1897 when it was acquired by the local German Baptist Brethren Church; Solomon Zook Sharp who served as founding president of Ashland College and later, McPherson College, became president of Plattsburg College in 1897 and served for three years before resigning following disagreement with members of the local church who opposed operation of the college  Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
http://celebrate.ashland.edu/presidents.asp?presID=2
www.mcusa-archives.org/personalpage/solomonsharpchronology.html
Pleasant Ridge Male and Female College Platte County Missouri b1884 a1910
founded by Jesse and Brice Vineyards Hamlin.  In Faith and History: The Story of William Woods College. 1965.
Conrad, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 148.
Poplar Bluff Business College Poplar Bluff Missouri 1904

Patterson gives 1904 for start date in 1905 directory and 1912 as start date in 1914 and 1917 directories Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Presbyterian College Independence Missouri

www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/noland.htm
Pritchett College Glasgow Missouri 1866 1926
founded as Pritchett School Institute with C.W. Pritchett first president; name changed to Pritchett College in 1897; Morrison Observatory funded by $100,000 gift by Berenice Morrison, it was the best equipped observatory in the Mississippi Valley; Charles C. Hemenway was sixth president; other presidents were Oliver Root, R. Thompson Bond, J.H. Pritchett, J.S. Kendall; graduates included Henry S. Pritchett, superintendent of U.S. coast and geodetic survey and later, president of M.I.T. and A.B. Cockerill, manager of the Cherokee Zink Company archives in Western Historical Manuscripts Collections
www.system.missouri.edu/whmc/tl-edu.html
http://www.glasgow.k12.mo.us/Historyschool.html
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p.237.
Queen City Business College Springfield Missouri 1889

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Rockhurst College Kansas City Missouri 1914
Society of Jesus now Rockhurst University http://www.rockhurst.edu/
Richmond College Richmond Missouri 1856
Cumerland Presbyterian
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
http://www.karenbushquilts.com/HISTORY/education.htm
Rockport College Rockport Missouri 1880

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Rude Brothers Business College Carthage Missouri 1908

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Ruskin College Trenton Missouri 1900 1903
Owen, Helen. Ruskin College, 1900-1903. Kirksville, MO: Northeast Missouri State Teachers College. 1971.
www.umsystem.edu/whmc/tl-edu.html
St. Charles College St. Charles Missouri 1836
Methodist Episcopal Church, South Snow states it was the first Protestant college west of the Mississippi River; John F. Fielding was first president; prospered until Civil War when it closed, re-opening after the war with William H. Anderson as president; www.system.missouri.edu/whmc/tl-edu.html
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 422.
Snow, Marshall S.
Higher Education in Missouri. 1901.
St. Charles Military College St. Charles Missouri 1832

Patterson's Directory of Colleges and Schools, 1914  



St. Joseph Business University St. Joseph Missouri 1879

occupies rooms in Y.M.C.A. building; average of 300 students Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 442.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Saint Joseph College St. Joseph Missouri

http://198.209.8.180/lochist/history/holcombe/moch11.html
St. Joseph Commercial College St. Joseph Missouri 1859

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
St. Joseph Female College St. Joseph Missouri 1877 1881 Baptist opened by Rev. E. S. Dulin in the Patee house The Daily News' History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, 1899.
Saint Joseph's College Edina Missouri 1883
Catholic
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 442.
Saint Joseph's College Lamar Missouri
Benedictine Sisters
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917
Saint Joseph's College Springfield Missouri 1892 1897 Catholic founded by Charles Heer; later property was used for parochial school Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 442.
Saint Joseph Hospital Medical College St. Joseph Missouri 1867

located on Second street; faculty included C.F. Knight, Joseph D. Smith, J.M.D. France, Thomas H. Doyle, J.M. Richmond, C. J. Siemens and A.V. Banes; institution merged with College of Physicians and Surgeons after 1888 to become Ensworth Hospital Medical College The Daily News' History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, 1899.
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Saint Joseph Junior College St. Joseph Missouri 1915
public became Missouri Western College in 1969, Missouri Western State College in 1977, and Missouri Western State University in 2005 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Joseph Veterinary College  St. Joseph Missouri 1908 1947
www.system.missouri.edu/whmc/tl-edu.html
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Saint Joseph's College Kirkwood Missouri

www.redemptorists-denver.org/archives/transcripts.html
Saint Louis Baptist College St. Louis Missouri 1957
Baptist became Missouri Baptist College in 1963 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Louis College St. Louis Missouri 1818
Roman Catholic founded as Saint Louis Academy; name changed to Saint Louis College in 1820, to Saint Louis University in 1832 Bremmer. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Saint Louis College of Homeopathic Physicians and Surgeons St. Louis Missouri 1869

suspended operations in 1871; revived in 1880; absorbed by Homeopathic Medical College of Missouri in 1882 http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Saint Louis College of Pharmacy St. Louis Missouri 1867

struggled for first few years; in 1892 dedicated a building on south side of Lucas Place near Twenty-first Street; ninty-nine students in senior class during 1897-98 academic year;  Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. pp. 102-06.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Saint Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons St. Louis Missouri 1879

erected a building on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Gamble Street Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 457.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
St. Louis Commercial College St. Louis Missouri

located at Franklin and Grand in 1905 directory and at 5176 Easton Ave. in 1917 directory Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905 and 1917
Saint Louis Conservatory of Music St. Louis Missouri 1974 1989
part of St. Louis Conservatory of Music and Schools for the Arts (CASA); formed from a merger between two older schools (one was St. Louis Institute of Music); operated a preparatory division which continued after the collegiate division closed; the St. Louis Symphony took control and changed the name to Community Music School; after a few years control passed to Webster University
Saint Louis Dental College St. Louis Missouri 1895 1908
acquired by St. Louis University www.slu.edu/sluhistory/scene10.html
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914, and 1917
Saint Louis Hahnemann Medical College St. Louis Missouri 1873 1874
one graduating class of four students http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Saint Louis Medical College St. Louis Missouri 1842

founded as the Medical Department of St. Louis University; separated in 1855; joins Missouri Dental College in 1866; in 1892 merged with Washington University and the dental college became the Dental Department of Washington University; the medical college became the Medical Department of Washington University after 1900 Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Conrad, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 394.
http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Saint Louis Seminary Jennings Missouri 1871

college for women Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Saint Mary's College of O'Fallon O'Fallon Missouri 1929 1988 Sisters of the Most Precious Blood first accredited by NCA in 1962 NCA web site
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Saint Mary's Seminary College;
Saint Mary's of the Barrens
Perryville Missouri 1818 1985 founded by Vincentian missionaries first institution of higher education in Missouri and possibly the first west of the Mississippi River; seminary closed in 1863 and students moved to  Philadelphia; reopened in 1888; first accredited by NCA in 1967; Songe state name changed to St. Vincent's Seminary in 1862 with move to St. Louis and to Mary Immaculate Seminary in 1939 after move to Germantown, PA Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
NCA web site; www.amm.org
Songe, Alice H. 
American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Paul's College Concordia Missouri 1884 1986 Missouri Synod Lutheran first accredited by NCA in 1968; continues as a secondary school NCA web site
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Saint Paul's College Palmyra Missouri 1853 1889 Episcopal Burke states that school may've opened as early as 1841 http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Burke, Colin B.
American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Saint Vincent's College Cape Girardeau Missouri 1843 1910 Lazarist Fathers outgrowth of St. Mary's Seminary founded near Perryville in 1819; when St. Vincent's was founded, St. Mary's became a preparatory school; in 1866 fire destroyed some of the building of St. Mary's and the school was moved to Cape Girardeau and absorbed by St. Vincent's; prior to the Civil War most students came from the south, roughly 50% from Louisiana each year, after the war in 1866-67 only three students were from Louisiana; in 1893 the theology department moved to St. Louis and was renamed Kenrick Theological Seminary; the classical and commercial departments remained on the campus in Cape Girardeau; became a college-prep high school until closing in 1979; served as an evangelization center until 1989; purchased by Southeast Missouri State University in 1998 and coverted into a performing arts center Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Conrad, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. pp. 473-74
Snow, Marshall S.
Higher Education in Missouri. 1901.
http://semissourian.rustcom.net/story/1098978.html
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Scarritt College Neosho Missouri 1878 1909 Methodist Episcopal Church, South began as Neosho Seminary; D. M. Conway as president; in 1880 it was known as Neosho Collegiate Institute with Lewis Wills as president; name changed to Scarritt College in 1882 in recognition of gift from Dr. Scarritt of Kansas City; attended by Will Rogers in late 1890's before his transfer to Kemper Military School in Boonville; John Brown served as president in early 1900's and later founded Southwester Collegiate Institute, later John E. Brown College in Arkansas http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/moser/Greenepl.html
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 498.
Scarritt-Morrisville College Morrisville Missouri 1909 1924 Methodist Episcopal Church, South see entry for Scarritt College and for Morrisville College; merged with Central College, now Central Methodist College www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/TT/kbt15.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.
Sedalia University Sedalia Missouri 1882 1883
outgrowth of Sedalia Seminary (founded in 1876 by J.B. Van Patten) and the Missouri Central Normal School and Collegiate Institute (founded by E. R. Booth); these two institutions merged in 1877; absorbed the Queen City Seminary; then merged into Sedalia University under patronage of the Presbyterian Church Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 558.
Shelby College Lafayette County Missouri 1851

founded by Joseph Orville Shelby; located between Waverly and Alma; didn't survive beyond the Civil War http://www.waverlyarts.org/jo_shelby.htm
Smith Business College Clinton Missouri 1893 1895
renamed Clinton Normal Business College in 1895 http://tacnet.missouri.org/history/clinton_schools.html#BairdCollege
Southeast Missouri Christian College DeSoto Missouri 1895

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Southeast Missouri State Teachers College Cape Girardeau Missouri 1873
state supported founded as Third District Normal School of Southeast Missouri; name changed to Southeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1919, to Southeast Missouri State College in 1945, to Southeast Missouri State University in 1973 Bremmer. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Southwest Baptist College Bolivar Missouri 1878
Baptist founded as a coed liberal arts college in 1878, in Lebanon, MO; moved the very next year to Bolivar, MO where it continues; from 1905-1910, operated as Southwest Baptist Academy of William Jewell College; a fire destroyed the main academic building in 1910; operated as a junior college with classes resuming in 1913; accredited by NCA to offer 4-yr degrees after 1965; on December 17, 1980, the Secretary of State of Missouri signed the amended pro forma decree that changed the name to Southwest Baptist University  www.sbuniv.edu
http://www.sbuniv.edu/library/uarchive/timeln1.htm
Southwest Missouri State University Springfield Missouri 1905
state supported founded as Missouri State Normal School of the Fourth District, name changed to Southwest Missouri State Teachers College in 1919, to Southwest Missouri State College in 1945, and to Southwest Missouri State University in 1972; legislature approved change to Missouri State University, effective August 2005 http://www.missouristate.edu/
Southwestern Business College Poplar Bluff Missouri 1915

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1917
Southwestern Business College St. Louis Missouri 1882

513 Walnut St. Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Southwestern Christian College Billings Missouri 1874
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Spalding's Commercial College Kansas City Missouri 1865
proprietary founded by James F. Spalding; listed at 3208 Troost on Kansas City Public Library site; Harry S. Truman enrolled after graduating from high school in 1901; Truman Library web site lists location as "east wing of New York Life Building, Patterson gives 814-818 Delaware Street address in 1905 and 10th and Oak Streets in 1914 and 1917 www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/s-z.htm
www.trumanlibrary.org/places/kc12.htm
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 31.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Springfield College Springfield Missouri 1873
Congregational name changed to Drury College within six months following gift of $25,000 from S.F. Drury of Olivet, Michigan; not to be confused with a proprietary school called Springfield College that is now owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc.; Drury absorbed Iberia Junior College in 1951; name changed to Drury University in 2001 http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/periodicals/ozarksath/ow202d.htm
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Snow, Marshall S.
Higher Education in Missouri. 1901.
Springfield Normal School and Business College Springfield Missouri 1894
proprietary operated by Allen Moore of Chillicothe after 1898, he also operated similar institutions in Chillicothe and Stanberry; sixteen teachers and 170 students in 1900; two three-story buildings; initially founded by John A. Taylor, who continued as manager Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 51.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Stewartsville College Stewartsville Missouri 1863 1887 Cumberland Presbyterian
http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Missouri.htm
Stowe Teachers College St. Louis Missouri
Municipal merged with Harris Teachers College in 1954 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Synodical College Fulton Missouri 1842 1928 Presbyterian successor institution of Fulton Female Academy opened by William W. Robertson; under auspices of Presbyterian Church after 1871; first president of the college was T.O. Rogers in 1873; he was succeeded by W.W. Hill for three years and then by B.H. Charles from 1877-88; H.C. Evans was president until 1893; John W. Primrose for three years and then Thomas Peyton Walton (previously president of Elizabeth Aull Seminary at Lexington, MO)  Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901. p. 342.
Parrish, William E.
Westminster College: An Informal History, 1851-1999. 2000.  pp. 51, 165.
Conrad, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. pp. 147-8.
Tarkio College Tarkio Missouri 1883 1992 United Presbyterian
Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210;
http://www.tarkioalumni.org/
Thayer College Kidder Missouri 1870 1874
operated until at least 1900 as Kidder Institute http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
http://members.tripod.com/kingscrossfarm/interviews/beginning_of_thayer_college.htm
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 534.
University of Kansas City Kansas City Missouri 1929

merged with Kansas City School of Law in 1938, Western Dental College in 1941, Kansas City College of Pharmacy in 1943, and the Conservatory of Music of Kansas City in 1963; name changed to University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1963;  Bremmer. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Union College of Weston Weston Missouri


Hamlin.  In Faith and History: The Story of William Woods College. 1965.
Conrad, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 149.
University Medical College Kansas City Missouri 1881 1911 private opened at 12th & McGee, later moved to 10th & Campbell in 1888; Jabaz N. Jackson was founder and one time president of AMA; 326 students and 117 graduates in 1899-1900 academic year; Burlingame indicates institution was founded as Kansas City University (not to be confused with Kansas City University that operated for many years in Kansas City, Kansas); the name was changed in 1888 to University Medical College; Burlingame also gives closing date of 1913; Patterson gives address as 913 E. 10th St. in 1905 and 1208 Wyandotte in 1914 www.kclibrary.org/sc/post/schools/20000050.htm
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. pp. 273-75.
Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905 and 1914
University Veterinary College Kansas City Missouri

1902 E. 19th St. Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
University of Missouri School of Mines & Metallurgy Rolla Missouri 1870
state supported name changed to University of Missouri at Rolla in 1964 and to University of Missouri-Rolla in 1968; the Board of Curators approved a new name, Missouri University of Science and Technology, that will take effect January 1, 2008 http://www.umr.edu/
Ursuline Academy Arcadia Missouri 1878 1892 Ursuline Sisters acquired property of defunct Arcadia College Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Conrad, ed. 
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 53.
Visitation Junior College St. Louis Missouri
1928 Visitation Nuns
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Walther College St. Louis Missouri 1889
Lutheran initial classes held in old high school on Barry Street; in 1890 moved to new building betwwn Chouteau Avenue and Hickory Street and Eighth and St. Paul Streets; first president A.C. Burgdorf; http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
http://archives.luther.edu/records_groups/rg10.html
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. pp. 320-21.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905.
Warrensburg Business College Warrensburg Missouri 1903

Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905 and 1914
Washington University St. Louis Missouri 1853

founded as Eliot Seminary; name changed to Washington Institute in Saint Louis in 1854, to Washington University in 1857, and to Washington University in St. Louis in 1976 Bremmer. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Weaubleau Christian College Weaubleau Missouri 1867 1914 Christian founded as Weaubleau Christian Institute, name changed in 1893; Trustees of the school were William R. Davies, J. P. Ware, T. J. Tucker, W. E. Crouch, T. Durnell, I. Wiggins, John Monroe, Joseph Whitaker, and S. W. Whitaker.  The faculty included J. Whitaker (President), W. D. Webber, Mrs. Lulu (Wilson) Whitaker, S. W. Whitaker, Martin C. Schricker, and J. B. Orr.  Located on a three-acre campus convenient to a branch of the St. Louis and San Francisco (“Frisco) Railroad, the school offered Bachelor of Science (“scientific course”) and Bachelor of Accounts (“commercial course”) degrees, plus a “Master’s Degree” after three years’ experience after graduation. 
John Whitaker continued as president until his retirement.  His son, C. S. Whitaker, took over in the autumn of 1906.  Dr. Fredrick Cooper, D. D. minister and graduate of Kansas Christian College in the spring of 1906, assumed the presidency in August, 1907 when C.S. Whitaker was called to supply Union Christian College at Merom, Indiana. Dr. Cooper continued with the church and college work until August 1913, when he was called to Palmer College at Albany, Missouri as dean and College pastor.  Mr. Whitaker took over and held school at least one year, 1913-1914. After standing idle for a time, or until about 1917-1918, the college building was then used for a four year high school.
http://web.mst.edu/~whmcinfo/shelf40/r993/info.html
http://www.mogenweb.org/hickory/album/WCCChurch.htm
Webb City College Webb City Missouri 1894 1906 Baptist J.F. Cook president from 1894 to 1899, succeeded Milford Riggs; in 1900 there were twelve instructors and 135 students, 60 percent were women; outgrowth of Nelson Collegiate Institute www.georgetowncollege.edu
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 140and vol. VI, pp. 418-19.
West Plains College West Plains Missouri 1870

Patterson gives 1890 for start date in 1914 and 1917 directories Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 449.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Western Baptist College Macon Missouri

moved to Kansas City, MO where it became Western Baptist Seminary http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/haley/menu.html
Western Bible and Literary College Odessa Missouri 1905 1916 Churches of Christ J.N. Armstrong was one of the founders who also later served as president of Harper College, Cordell Christian College, and Harding College Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
Cummins, D. Duane.
The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
http://www.therestorationmovement.com/armstrong.htm
Western College LaBelle Missouri 1880 1900
founded as Western Academy Harding, Alfred Dwain. Western College, a Chapter in Northeast Missouri's Educational History. Kirksville, MO: Northeast Missouri State Teachers College. 1960.
Western College Macon Missouri 1890

Patterson only Lists Blees Military Academy for Macon in 1905; lists Western Collegiate and Industrial Institute in 1914 and 1917 and indicates Baptist affiliation http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
http://www.reformedreader.org/history/pius/chapter09.htm
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917
Western College of Chiropractic Kansas City Missouri

1855 Independence Avenue www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/s-z.htm
Western Dental College Kansas City Missouri 1890 1941
founded by D. J. McMillen and other dentists; first located at 12 West Tenth Street for six years; later moved to 716 Delaware Street; 208 enrolled in 1899-1900; Patterson gives location as 11th and Locust Sts.; merged with University of Missouri-Kansas City www.umkc.edu/umkc/catalog/html/intro/0200.html
www.kclibrary.org/sc/post/schools/20000148.htm
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 444.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Western Eclectic College of Medicine and Surgery Kansas City Missouri


http://wwwcrl.uchicago.edu/collcat/collcatW.htm
Western Veterinary College Kansas City Missouri 1897

1121 Holmes St. Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Will Mayfield College Marble Hill Missouri 1885 1934
founded by William Henderson Mayfield and Dr. H. J. Smith as Mayfield-Smith Academy at Smithville (now Sedgewickville) in Bollinger County, Missouri, in 1878.  In 1880 the school was moved to the county seat at Marble Hill, and in 1885 the first building was completed.  In 1903 the name of the school was changed to Will Mayfield College in honor of William Henderson Mayfield’s son, Will, who was a graduate of the Academy and who had died the previous year at the age of 20.  Governed by the St. Francois Association of Baptist Churches, the College offered four years of preparatory school and two years of junior college work.  The College closed its doors permanently in 1934 for financial reasons. http://www.willmayfield.org/
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Woman's Medical College of Kansas City Kansas City Missouri 1894

organized by T. J. Beattie, J. Block, C.A. Dannaker and R.S. Sloan; thirty students and 19 graduates in 1900; 917 Forest St. www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 502.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Woman's Medical College of St. Louis St. Louis Missouri 1883 1884
companion institution of Homeopathic Medical College of Missouri http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Woman's Medical College of St. Louis St. Louis Missouri 1889 1892
grew out of the Rachel Obstetrical School directed by W. H. Mayfield and Garland Hunt; headed by G.W. Broome Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 502.
Woman's Medical College of St. Louis St. Louis Missouri 1893 1896
occupied the old St. Louis University building on the corner of Sixteenth and Pine Streets; graduated twenty-five students during it's existence Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 502.
Woodland College Independence Missouri 1869
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) grew out of Independence high school founded by M.W. Miller in 1857; W.A. and W. Buckner bought the property in 1869; in in 1871 combined with Independence high school http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Conrad, ed.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 514.                 
Wright's College and Private High School St. Louis Missouri 1882

513 Walnut St. Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Wyaconda College Kahoka Missouri


Moore, Kenneth R.  History of LaGrange College, Vol. I.  2002.




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