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Colleges in New Hampshire that have closed, merged, or changed their names

College Name City State Start Date End Date Affiliation Other Information Source
Belknap College Center Harbor New Hampshire 1963 1974
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Canaan College Canaan New Hampshire 1955 1973
www.capecodonline.com/cctimes/archives/1999/nov/27/smalln27.htm
Castle College Windham New Hampshire 1963 1999 Sisters of Mercy two-year institution www.capecodonline.com/cctimes/archives/1999/nov/27/smalln27.htm
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Colby Junior College for Women New London New Hampshire 1837

founded as New London Seminary; name changed to New London Literary & Scientific Institution in 1854; to The Colby Academy in 1878; to Colby School for Girls in 1928; to Colby Junior College for Women in 1933; to Colby College-New Hampshire in 1973; and to Colby-Sawyer College after 1975 Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Concord Commercial College Concord New Hampshire


Franconia College Franconia New Hampshire 1963 1978
transferred entire operating unit to New Hampshire College September 2000 Chronicle of Higher Education;
www.inti.net/franco.html
O'Neill & Barnett.  Colleges and Corporate Culture.  Conference-University Press, 1980.
Franklin Pierce College Rindge New Hampshire 1962

name change to Franklin Pierce University after July, 2007 http://www.franklinpierce.edu/about/history.htm
Gunstock College Gunstock New Hampshire 1965 1969
http://www.nh.gov/postsecondary/closed/closed_c_u.html
McIntosh College Dover New Hampshire 1896 2009 proprietary operated for a time as a campus of Kathryn Gibbs, later acquired by Career Education Corporation; CEC made the decision to close McIntosh; no longer accepted students after February, 2008 http://www.mcintoshcollege.edu/
http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080215/NEWS/80215055
Merrimack Valley College Manchester New Hampshire 1967
state supported founded as Marrimack Valley Branch of the University of New Hampshire; name change to Merrimack Valley College in 1976 and to the University of New Hampshire at Manchester in 1985 Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Mount Saint Mary's College Hooksett New Hampshire 1893 1978 Sisters of Mercy women's liberal arts institution www.capecodonline.com/cctimes/archives/1999/nov/27/smalln27.htm
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Nathaniel Hawthorne College Antrim New Hampshire 1963 1988
http://hawthornecollege.tripod.com
New Hampshire College of Accounting and Commerce Manchester New Hampshire 1932

became New Hampshire College in 1968 and in 2001, Southern New Hampshire University www.nhc.edu/whats/nhc2snhu.htm
New Hampshire Conference Female Seminary and College Tilton New Hampshire 1845

When the Vermont Conference was formed and the Newbury Seminary moved to Montpelier, the members of the New Hampshire Conference opened a conference seminary at Northfield NH in 1845.  Opened to women in 1852, it was renamed the New Hampshire Conference Seminary and Female College.  After a fire in 1862, the trustees re-built the school across the river in Tilton NH, where it operates today as the Tilton School. http://www.bu.edu/sth/archives/cah/trails.htm
Notre Dame College Manchester New Hampshire 1950 2002 Roman Catholic
The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 30, 2001
www.notredame.edu
Pierce College for Women Concord New Hampshire 1951 1972
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
School for Lifelong Learning Concord New Hampshire 1972
state supported name changed to College for Lifelong Learning;  in 2005 became Granite State College by act of NH legislature http://www.cll.edu/about/index.html
Stoneleigh College Rye Beach New Hampshire

Tilton Junior College Tilton New Hampshire

http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
White Pines College Chester New Hampshire

now Chester College; name changed with move from two-year degrees to bacaleaureate institution in 2001 The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 12, 2003







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