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

College Name City State Start Date End Date Affiliation Other Information Source
Nevada Southern University Las Vegas Nevada 1951
state supported founded as Southern Regional Branch of the University of Nevada, became Nevada Southern University in 1965 and the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 1969 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Nevada State University Elko Nevada 1874
state supported name change to University of Nevada at time of move to Reno in 1887; Blackmar refers to the institutionas University of Nevada at Elko Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Blackmar, Frank W. "The History of Federal and State Aid to Higher Education in the United States," in Herbert B. Adams, ed.  Contributions to American Educational History. 1890.
Old College Reno Nevada 1980 1988
began with programs in law and humanities; offered to University of Nevada System in 1987 www.nevada.edu/board/minutes/1980/1987/19870417.htm
Nevada College of Pharmacy Henderson Nevada 1999
private name change to University of Southern Nevada in 2004; a second campus opened in South Jordan, Utah in 2006; name change to Roseman University in 2011 http://www.usn.edu/pages/142/History_of_USN

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