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

College Name City State Start Date End Date Affiliation Other Information Source
Catholic Teachers College of New Mexico Albuquerque New Mexico 1940 1947 Sisters of St. Francis predecessor to College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
College of Artesia Artesia New Mexico
1972
operated briefly as satellite college of Parsons College, IA Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Koerner, James D. 
The Parsons College Bubble. 1970.
College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Albuquerque New Mexico 1947 1965 Sisters of St. Francis successor to St. Francis College and Catholic Teachers College of New Mexico, later University of Albuquerque http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Franklin College Albuquerque New Mexico
1998
www.tgslc.org/tgslc/shoptalk/1998/st87/st87.pdf
Hobbs Baptist College Hobbs New Mexico 1956
Baptist became New Mexico Baptist College in 1958 and then College of the Southwest in 1961; name changed to University of the Southwest in 2008 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
http://www.usw.edu/183312.ihtml
Las Cruces College Las Cruces New Mexico 1888

became New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1889 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Las Vegas College Las Vegas New Mexico 1877 1884 Jesuits moved to Morrison, Colorado becoming College of the Sacred Heart www.archden.org/noel/02000.htm
Metropolitan College Albuquerque New Mexico
2006
http://www.accsct.org/Content/StudentCorner/documents/MetropolitanCollege-Albuquerque-NM.pdf
Montezuma College Montezuma New Mexico 1922 1929 Baptist building now on site of United World College, a college prep institution www.rootsweb.com/~nmsanmig/san-mig-count.html
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
New Mexico Baptist College Alamagordo New Mexico

see entry for Hobbs Baptist College Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
New Mexico College of Agricultural & Mechanical Arts Las Cruces New Mexico 1888
state supported name change to New Mexico State University of Agricultural, Engineering & Science in 1958; to New Mexico State University in 1960 Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
New Mexico Normal College Las Vegas New Mexico 1893
state supported became New Mexico Normal University in 1898 and New Mexico Highlands University in 1941 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Francis College Albuquerque New Mexico 1920 1947 Sisters of St. Francis predecessor to Catholic Teachers College of New Mexico & College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Michael's College Santa Fe New Mexico 1874
Brothers of Christian Schools first opened in 1859 with higher education program after 1874 under charter as the College of the Christian Brothers of New Mexico; college program dropped after World War I and St. Michael's continued as a preparatory school; reoped college program in the former Bruns Army Hospital in 1947; name changed to College of Sante Fe in 1966 and became co-ed; in 1980, expanded into Albequerque, assuming responsibility for programs of University of Albuquerque after it closed; Board of Trustees decided to close after 2009; acquired and operated by Laureate Education Inc.; name changed to Santa Fe University of Art and Design after August 30, 2010 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
http://www.csf.edu/about_csf/history
Southwestern Holiness College La Lande New Mexico 1908 1911
another school of the same name was planned at Elida, New Mexico;  these two "merged" under the same name in 1911 and then closed the following year www.snu.edu
University of Albuquerque Albuquerque New Mexico 1966? 1986 Sisters of St. Francis successor to College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.







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