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

College Name City State Start Date End Date Affiliation Other Information Source
College of Montana Deer Lodge Montana 1878


College of Montana Bozeman Montana 1882 1923 Presbyterian merged in 1923 with Montana Wesleyan University to form Intermountain Union College www.rocky.edu/campus/history.shtml
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Eastern Montana College of Education Billings Montana 1927
state supported founded as Eastern Montana State Normal School; name change to Eastern Montana College of Education in 1949; to Eastern Montana College in 1965; to Montana State University-Billings in 1995 Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Great Falls Junior College for Women Great Falls Montana 1932 1942 Ursuline Sisters originally located at the Ursuline Academy on Central Avenue http://www.ugf.edu/aboutUs/history.htm
Great Falls Normal College Great Falls Montana 1933
Sisters of Charity of Providence founded as Great Falls Normal School and cooperated during early years with the Great Falls Junior College for Women; later the name of the normal school was changed to Great Falls College of Education and then to the College of Great Falls; in 1995 became the University of Great Falls http://www.ugf.edu/aboutUs/history.htm
Intermountain Union College Helena Montana 1923 1947
buildings damaged by earthquake in 1935; after brief move to Great Falls, relocated to Billings; merged with Billings Polytechnic Institute in 1947 to form Rocky Mountain College www.rocky.edu/campus/history.shtml
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Montana State Normal College Dillon Montana 1893
state supported name change to Montana State Normal College in 1903, to Western Montana College of Education in 1949, to Western Montana College in 1965, to Western Montana College of the University of Montana in 1989, to University of Montana Western in 2001 Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Montana Wesleyan University Helena Montana 1889 1923 Methodist Episcopal Church merged in 1923 with College of Montana to form Intermountain Union College www.rocky.edu/campus/history.shtml
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Mount Saint Charles College Helena Montana 1909
Diocese of Helena now Carroll College after 1932 www.carroll.edu
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Northern Montana College Havre Montana 1893
state supported founded as Northern Montana Agricultural & Manual Training School; name change to Northern Montana School in 1929; to Northern Montana College in 1931; to Montana State University-Northern in 1994 Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Salish Kootenai College Pablo Montana 1977
tribal began as a branch campus of Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) occupying office space donated by Polson School District;  in 1981, the college broke ties with FVCC and formally called itself Salish Kootenai College http://www.skc.edu/?q=node/46







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