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

This file includes institutions that have closed, merged, or changed their names.  If you note a need for changing or updating information, please notify ray.brown@westminster-mo.edu. 

An index with links to separate pages for other states and countries is available at http://www2.westminster-mo.edu/wc_users/homepages/staff/brownr/ClosedCollegeIndex.htm.   There is also a blog at http://collegehistorygarden.blogspot.com/ with links to other resources.  Thanks for your interest!

College Name City State Start Date End Date Affiliation Other Information Source
ALB Inductive University Lisbon Ohio 1900

founded by C. Manly Rice Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/texts/jtbrown/coc/COC18584.HTM
Alfred Holbrook College Manchester Ohio 1855 1941
moved to Manchester from Lebanon, Ohio in 1934 www.manchesterohio.org/page2.html
Alliance College Alliance Ohio 1868
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Alma College New Athens Ohio 1818 1825
renamed Franklin College in 1825 www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/cf/franklin_museum.htm
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Aristotle College
Ohio 1977 1990
www.ed-oha.org/cases/1989-35-s.html proprietary institution of higher education with locations also in Indiana
Belmont College Cincinnati Ohio 1865 1891
successor to Farmers' College; Ohio Military Institute opened on the site in 1892 www.homestead.com/OMIOhioMilitaryInst/AboutOMI.html
Beverly College Beverly Ohio 1840's
Cumberland Presbyterian
www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/mcdonold/42-49.htm
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Bliss College Columbus Ohio 1899 1993

Botanico-Medical College Columbus Ohio 1836

opened by Alva Curtis and initially operated without state charter; in March 1839, Curtis opened the state-chartered Literary and Botanico-Medical Institute of Ohio; the institution moved to Cincinnati in 1841 Haller, John.  Kindly Medicine: Physio-Medicalism in America, 1836-1911.  1997.
Buchtel College Akron Ohio 1870
Ohio Universalist Convention became Municipal University of Akron in 1913 after city assumed control, became University of Akron in 1926 and affiliated with the state after 1963 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Cedarville College Cedarville Ohio 1887
Reformed Presbyterian Church; later, Baptist ownership transferred to trustees of Baptist Bible Institute of Cleveland in 1953; name change to Cedarville University in 2000 www.cedarville.edu
Central College Blendon Ohio 1849

initially the Blendon Institute? Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Central Mennonite College Bluffton Ohio 1899

name changed to Bluffton College (now Bluffton University) in 1914 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Central Ohio Classical & Business College East Liberty Ohio 1882

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Cincinnati College Cincinnati Ohio
1897
merged with University of Cincinnati Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Cincinnati College of Pharmacy Cincinnati Ohio
1954
merged with University of Cincinnati Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Cincinnati Metropolitan College Cincinnati Ohio

http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Cincinnati Wesleyan College for Young Women Cincinnati Ohio

http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Cleveland Bible College Cleveland Ohio 1937

founded as Christian Workers Training School in 1892; moved to Canton, OH in 1957 and name changed to Malone College; name changed to Malone University in October 2008 www.malone.edu
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Collegs: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Brenner, Morgan G. 
The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
College of Physicians and Surgeons Cleveland Ohio 1897

absorbed by Cleveland Medical College in 1910 http://www.lkwdpl.org/history/7biographyK-L.htm
Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College Cleveland Ohio 1851 1890
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
www.collphyphil.org/FIND_AID/hist/histlmh1.htm
Cleveland Law College Cleveland Ohio 1885 1886
suspended operations after one academic year http://ech.cwru.edu/
Cleveland Medical College Cleveland Ohio 1843

several of the physicians who taught at Willoughby Medical College moved to Cleveland to establish a new medical school called the Cleveland Medical College; legally affiliated with Western Reserve College, then located in Hudson, Ohio and was also known as the Medical Department of Western Reserve College; until 1924 the school was located in downtown Cleveland on 9th Street at St. Clair Ave. when it moved to the University Circle area of Cleveland, http://www.cwru.edu/artsci/dittrick/smallpox/med-schools.htm
Cleveland University Cleveland Ohio 1851 1853
Cleveland's first institution of higher learning;  http://ech.cwru.edu/
College of Music Cincinnati Ohio 1878

www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/archives/collections/MusicSchools.html
College of Music of Cincinnati Cincinnati Ohio 1878

merged with Cincinnati Conservatory of Musicin 1955 becoming College-Conservatory of Music; in 1962 became part of University of Cincinnati www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/archives/collections/MusicSchools.html
College of Saint Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio
Dominican Sisters founded as Saint Mary's Convent & Academy; moved to Columbus, OH from Somerset, OH in 1866; name change to College of Saint Mary of the Springs in 1924;  now Ohio Dominican University after 1868 Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002
Brenner, Morgan G. 
The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
College of the Dayton Art Institute Dayton  Ohio
1974
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
College of the Immaculate Conception between Canton and Massillon Ohio 1908
Sisters of Humility, BVM
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07418a.htm
College of the Sacred Heart Clifton/ Cincinnati Ohio
1935 Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus later Clifton College prior to closing http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
The College of Wooster Wooster Ohio 1866
United Presbyterian initially established as the University of Wooster; adopted current name in 1914; independent since 1969; voluntary affiliation with The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) http://wooster.edu/en/About-Wooster/History-Traditions.aspx
Columbus Business University Columbus Ohio 1911

acquired by Bradford Schools, Inc. in 1986 http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Columbus Medical College Columbus Ohio 1876 1892
http://bones.med.ohio-state.edu/heritage/meded/case1_3.html
Columbus Metropolitan College Columbus Ohio

http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Dana's Musical Institute and College of Music Warren Ohio 1869

founded by William Henry Dana; merged with Youngstown College (now Youngstown State University) in 1941; its student orchestra, founded in 1870, is the oldest, continuously functioning, student instrumental ensemble in the country, if not the world http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Dayton Art Institute Dayton  Ohio
1974

Dayton Masonic College Dayton  Ohio 1885

three story brick building; Creed M. Fulton listed as first president www.tngenweb.org/rhea/rhgoodspeed.htm
Dayton YMCA College Dayton  Ohio

http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Desales College Toledo Ohio

http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Dyke and Spencerian College Cleveland Ohio

see entry for Folsom's Mercantile College http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Eclectic Medical College Cincinnati Ohio 1845 1942
Haller, John.  A Profile in Alternative Medicine: the Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati, 1845-1942, Kent State University Press, 1999.
Edgecliff College Cincinnati Ohio 1970 1980 Sisters of Mercy previously known as Our Lady of Cincinnati College; later acquired by Xavier www.xu.edu/news/2000/xunews0427.html
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Fairmont College Lebanon Ohio

Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Farmer College College Hill Ohio 1874
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Farmers College Cincinnati Ohio 1847 1860's
closed during Civil War and reopened after the war as Belmont College http://chpc.org/about/history.htm
www.homestead.com/OMIOhioMilitaryInst/AboutOMI.html
Fayette Normal University Fayette Ohio 1880

previously Fayette Normal College of Music and Business www.villageoffayette.com/artscouncil.htm
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Fenn College Cleveland Ohio 1881

founded as YMCA Educational Branch, became Cleveland YMCA School of Technology in 1921, Fenn College of Cleveland YMCA School of Technology in 1930, became independent of YMCA in 1951, adopted name of Cleveland State University in 1965 after state assumed control, merged with Cleveland-Marshall School of Law in 1969 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Folsom's Mercantile College Cleveland Ohio 1848

first college founded in Cleveland; became know as Folsom's Commercial College; John D. Rockefeller graduated from Folsom's in 1855; later became Bryant, Lusk & Stratton Business College, serving as a model for chain of Bryant & Stratton business schools across the country; later became Spencerian Business College in the 1870's and ultimately merged to form Dyke College; name changed to David N. Meyers College and operated as Meyers University until a change to Chancellor University in 2008 with a change in ownership http://ech.cwru.edu/
Songe, Alice H. American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
http://www.myers.edu/
Franklin College New Athens Ohio 1825 1919
www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/cf/franklin_museum.htm
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Franklin College Wilmington Ohio 1863
Friends name changed to Wilmington College in 1870 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Franklin College Wilmington Ohio 1865
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Free-Time Peoples College Springfield  Ohio

faculty from Wittenberg College cooperated with YMCA to offer free college courses for people who could not pay
German Wallace College Berea Ohio 1863
Methodist created as German department of Baldwin University; after merger in 1913, renamed Baldwin-Wallace College Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Germania College Columbus Ohio 1842 1846 Ohio Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Church authorized for Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in 1839 though no action followed until 1842; venture failed to survive tension over language and other issues that forced temporary closing of the seminary in 1846; later, a charter was secured in 1850 for Capital University Solberg.  Lutheran Higher Education in North America.  1985.
Glendale College Glendale Ohio 1854 1929
founded as American Female College; name soon changed to Glendale Female College www.glendaleohio.org/
Granville College Granville Ohio 1831

founded as Granville Literary and Theological Institution, became Granville College in 1845 and Dennison University in 1856 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Grundry's Cincinnati Mercantile College Cincinnati Ohio


Hammel College Akron Ohio

http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Harding Brothers College
Ohio

http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Harlem Springs College Harlem Springs Ohio 1858

found by John R. Steeves; see entry for Scio College http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/oh/carrol/history/part4.txt
Heidelberg College Tiffin Ohio 1850
United Church of Christ founded as Heidelberg University; name changed to Heidelberg College in 1926; approved name change to Heidelberg University Oct. '08, effective F' '09 http://www.heidelberg.edu/
Hillsboro College Hillsboro Ohio

http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Homeopathic Hospital College   Cleveland Ohio 1849

The college building was first located, was at the corner of Prospect and Ontario streets; in 1852 considerable damage was done to the building and its contents by a mob of several thousand people, who were incited thereto by stories of stolen bodies being traced to the college dissecting room; the second home of the college was in a church building, formerly owned by the Congregationalists, on Prospect street, a little below Erie street; it remained there for several years, working in connection with the Homoeopathic Hospital, on Huron street; in 1890, the college became divided into two schools, one taking the name of the Cleveland University of Medicine and Surgery, with headquarters on Huron street, and the other, the Cleveland Medical College, located on Bolivar street. http://www.clevelandmemory.org/ebooks/kennedy/c13.html
Homeopathic Hospital College for Women Cleveland Ohio 1867

founded by Dr. Myra King Merrick; eventually merged with the Western College of Homeopathic Medicine, which became known as the Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/ohc/history/ocoa/peo/merrickm.shtml
Hopedale College Hopedale Ohio

founded by Silas McNeely
Iberia College Iberia Ohio 1854
Free Presbyterian control transferred to United Presbyterians at close of Civil War; name changed to Ohio Central College sometime later; Mansfield Presbytery relinquished control in 1875 and continued to operate for at least five years as non-sectartian institution; Warren G. Harding attended from 1879-1882 http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Morrow/MorChXII.htm
Jefferson Business College
Ohio

http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Laura Memorial Woman's Medical College Cincinnati Ohio 1890 1902
www.collphyphil.org/FIND_AID/hist/histlmh1.htm
Lebanon University Lebanon Ohio 1907 1917

http://enquirer.com/editions/2000/09/10/loc_lebanons_national.html
Lima College Lima Ohio 1893 1908
Simon Peter Long was president, 1898-1903; Jameson and Rice Avenues; building became Horace Mann Elementary School after 1908 http://www.vobbe.net/postcard/Lima_College1908a.jpg
http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatL.htm
http://www.limacityschools.org/lcshomepage.nsf/history?OpenPage&Click=
chi.lcms.org/history/tih0103.htm
Lorain Business College Lorain Ohio

contact Ohio Business College for transcripts http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Lourdes Junior College Sylvania Ohio 1943
Franciscan founded as an extension campus of the College of St. Theresa (Winona, Minnesota) to educate sisters of the Franciscan community; became Lourdes Junior College in 1958; began to admit lay women in 1969; name change to Lourdes College in 1973; admitted lay men in 1975; name change to Lourdes University in Fall 2011 http://www.lourdes.edu/AboutLourdes/HistoryoftheCollege.aspx
Madison College Antrim Ohio 1837 1859
founded as Philomathean Literary Institute by Samuel Findley; renamed Madison College after 1939; in 1946 Samuel Mehaffey became president, followed by A.D. Clark, W. Doal, Thomas Palmer, and Samuel Findley, Jr., son of the founder www.bgsu.edu/departments/math/Ohio-section/bicen/MadisonCollege/stories.html
Mansfield Business College
Ohio


http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Marion Business College
Ohio

contact Ohio Business College for transcripts http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Mary Manse College Toledo Ohio 1872 1975 Ursuline Sisters charter transferred to Muskingum College in Zanesville, OH www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/cf/franklin_museum.htm
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Marycrest College Toledo Ohio
1993

Masonic University Cincinnati Ohio


McKicken University Cincinnati Ohio 1858

predecessor to University of Cincinnati (founded in 1870) www.eng.us.edu/welcome/timeline
Medcentral College of Nursing Mansfield Ohio 1919

evolved from a hospital-based diploma program which was established by the Mansfield General Hospital; began offering baccalaureate degree in nursing after 1997 with name change to Medcentral College of Nursing; acquired by Ashland University in 2010 http://www.ashland.edu/nursing
Medical College of Ohio Cincinnati Ohio 1821 1896
merged with University of Cincinnati Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
www.collphyphil.org/FIND_AID/hist/histlmh1.htm
Medical College of Ohio Toledo Ohio 1965
state supported founded as Toledo State College of Medicine, by 1971 was known as the Medical College of Ohio; first class of students graduated in 1972; became Medical University of Ohio at Toledo in 2005 http://www.meduohio.edu/index.html
Methodist Protestant College West Lafayette Ohio
1916
merged with Adrian College (Adrian, MI) Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Metropolitan College of Music Cincinnati Ohio

Mu Phi Epsion founded in 1903 www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/archives/collections/MusicSchools.html
Miami Medical College Cincinnati Ohio 1852 1909
merged with Medical College of Ohio to form Ohio-Miami Medical College of University of Cincinnati www.med.uc.edu/departme/ent/ENT_Pages/overview/history.html
Middletown Business College
Ohio

contact Southwestern College of Business for transcripts http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Midland College of Commerce Ashland Ohio


Mount Union College Alliance Ohio 1846

known as Mount Union Seminary by 1849; chartered in 1858 as Mount Union College; absorbed Scio College in 1911; name change to University of Mount Union approved in 2010 http://www2.muc.edu/
Mount Vernon Bible College Mount Vernon Ohio 1956
Foursquare Gospel Church moved to Christiansburg, VA in 1988 and renamed L.I.F.E. Bible Colleg East Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
MTI Business College
Ohio

http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Muhlenberg College
Ohio 1848 1849 English district of Ohio Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Church not to be confused with Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania Solberg.  Lutheran Higher Education in North America.  1985.
Muskingum College New Concord Ohio 1837
Presbyterian name change to Muskingum University in 2009 http://www.muskingum.edu/home/
National Normal University Lebanon Ohio 1855 1907
National Normal School changed to National Normal University in 1881; changed to Lebanon University in 1907; merged with Wilmington College (OH) enquirer.com/editions/2000/09/10/loc-lebanons_national.html
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy Rootstown Ohio 1973
state supported founded by Ohio legislature with initial University of Akron, Kent State University, and Youngstown State University as partners; Cleveland State University joined group in 2008; name changed to Northeast Ohio Medical University in July 2010 http://www.neoucom.edu/audience/about/history/schoolhistory
Northern Ohio Normal College Mansfield Ohio 1883

Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Northwestern Ohio Medical College Toledo Ohio 1882

successor of Toledo School of Medicine that was started in 1878 www.collphyphil.org/FIND_AID/hist/histlmh1.htm
http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Lucas/LucasHygienicChapI-541.htm
Ohio Agricultural & Mechanical College Columbus Ohio 1870
state supported name change to Ohio State University in 1878 Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Ohio Central College Iberia Ohio
United Presbyterian founded as Iberia College in 1854 by Free Presbyterian Church; name changed after the Civil War; non-sectarian after 1875 http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Morrow/MorChXII.htm
Ohio College of Applied Science
Ohio
1969
merged with the University of Cincinnati Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Ohio College of Business & Technology
Ohio

http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Ohio Female College College Hill Ohio

http://chpc.org/about/history.htm
Ohio Law College Poland Ohio

http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Lucas/LucasMilitaryChapVIIReg111-194.htm
Ohio Medical University Columbus Ohio 1892 1907
merged with Starling Medical College; in 1914 became college within Ohio State University http://bones.med.ohio-state.edu/heritage/meded/case1_4.html
Ohio Normal University Ada Ohio 1871
Methodist founded as Northwestern Ohio Normal School, became Ohio Normal University in 1885, and Ohio Northern University in 1903 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Ohio Reformed Medical College Worthington Ohio

http://ibibilio.org/herbmed/eclectic/_ephermera/bios-emi.html
Otterbein University of Ohio Westerville Ohio 1847

changed name to Otterbein College in 1917 and to Otterbein University in 2010
Our Lady of Cincinnati College Edgecliff / Walnut Hills / Cincinnati Ohio 1935
Sisters of Mercy women's college; co-ed after 1970 as Edgecliff College; now Xavier University www.xu.edu/news/2000/xunews0427.html
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Oxford College of Music and Art Oxford Ohio 1849 1928
merged with Miami University in 1928 www.cityofoxford.org/History/
www.muohio.edu/~hstcwis/miamimiles.html
Penn-Ohio College Youngstown Ohio
1996
contact the State of Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools for transcripts
Phillips College Coal Grove Ohio


Physio-Eclectic Medical College Cincinnati Ohio

Haller, John.  Kindly Medicine: Physio-Medicalism in America, 1836-1911.  1997.
Physio-Medical College Cincinnati Ohio
1880
moved by Alva Curtis from Columbus; see entry for Botanico-Medical College; name changed to Physio-Medical College in 1850; the literary and medical departments were separated in 1851 with the medical department adopting the name of Physopathic Medical College of Ohio; after 1869 there was little teaching and the school essentially operated as a diploma mill Haller, John.  Kindly Medicine: Physio-Medicalism in America, 1836-1911.  1997.
Physio-Medical Institute Cincinnati Ohio 1859 1885
founded by William H. Cook to compete with Physio-Medical College; after closing, Cook and several faculty moved to Chicago and opened the Chicago Physio-Medical Institute Haller, John.  Kindly Medicine: Physio-Medicalism in America, 1836-1911.  1997.
Polytechnic and Commercial College Cincinnati Ohio 1854

Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Portsmouth Interstate Business College
Ohio

see Southeastern Business College for transcripts http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Providence College Oak Hill Ohio

Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Pulte Medical College Cincinnati Ohio 1873 1904
Seventh and Mound Streets in what was previously Maxwell's Young Woman's Academy; set up to train homeopathic physicians http://www.homeoint.org/history/king/2-07.htm
Richmond College Richmond Ohio 1835
Quaker Burke lists as non-sectarian http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohbutler/cyc/545.htm
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Ripley College Ripley Ohio 1829

founded by John Rankin http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/ohc/history/ocoa/peo/rankinj.shtml
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Saint Ignatius College Cleveland Ohio 1886
Society of Jesus became Cleveland University in 1923 and John Carroll University later in 1923; merged with Borromeo College of Ohio in 1991 www.newadvent.org/cathen/04055a.htm
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Brenner, Morgan G. 
The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Saint John College of Cleveland Cleveland Ohio 1928 1974

Saint John's College Toledo Ohio 1898 1936 Jesuits
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Saint John's College Cleveland Ohio 1854 1974
www.newadvent.org/cathen/04055a.htm
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Burke, Colin B.
American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Saint Joseph's Franciscan College Cleveland Ohio 1876

www.newadvent.org/cathen/04055a.htm
Saint Leonard College Dayton  Ohio 1958
Franciscan later moved to Centerville; now Franciscan at St. Leonard Retirement Community
Saint Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio 1911
Dominican Sisters name changed to Ohio Dominican College in 1968 and to Ohio Dominican University in 2002 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
www.ohiodominican.edu
Saint Mary's College Dayton  Ohio 1850

founded as Saint Mary's School for Boys; name changed to Saint Mary's Institute in 1878 and to Saint Mary's College in 1912, then to the University of Dayton in 1920 Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Saint Peter's College Chillicothe Ohio 1854

Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
www.archives.nd.edu/calendar/calend-h.htm
Salem Bible College Salem Ohio 1956
Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection renamed Allegheny Wesleyan College in 1973 www.awc.edu
Sawyer College Springfield, Cleveland Ohio

http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Schauffler College Cleveland Ohio 1886
Congregational Church founded as school for home missionaries to Bohemian, Polish, and Slovak populations; evolved into women's college; transferred in 1954 to Oberline Graduate School of Theology as Schauffler Division of Christian Education; when School of Theology moved to Vanderbuilt University, Schauffler programs moved to Defiance College in 1967 www.oberlin.edu/archive/WWW_files/schauffler_b.html
Scio College Scio Ohio 1857 1911
founded at Harlem Springs, OH; in 1867 moved to New Market where it was known variously as New Market College, One-Study University and Scio College after 1878; united with Mount Union College in 1911 http://www2.muc.edu/
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Shepardson College Granville Ohio 1832
Baptist founded by Charles Sawyer as Granville Female Seminary; became known as the Young Ladies' Institute in 1861; changed names in 1886, becoming known as Shepardson College for Women; united with Denison University in 1897 www.denison.edu
Sisters College of Cleveland Cleveland Ohio

http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Southern Ohio College
Ohio

acquired by Brown Mackie College, now a part of Educational Management Corporation http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Stark Technical College Canton Ohio 1960
public Founded as Canton Area Technical School; later became known as Stark State Technical Institute and, by 1972, was named Stark Technical College; name to Stark State College of Technology in 1996 and to Stark State College in 2011; http://www.starkstate.edu/?q=news/spring-enrollment-name-change
Starling Medical College Columbus Ohio 1848 1907
http://bones.med.ohio-state.edu/heritage/meded/case1_2.html
Starling-Ohio Medical College Columbus Ohio 1907 1914
formerd by merger of Starling and Ohio Medical Colleges; became a college within Ohio State University http://bones.med.ohio-state.edu/heritage/meded/case1_5.html
Stephens College of Fashion & Design Toledo Ohio

contact Davis College for transcripts http://scr.ohio.gov/transcripts.htm#School%20Transcripts
Toledo Business College Toledo Ohio 1858

in 1894 became Davis Business College http://www.daviscollege.edu/history.html
Toledo Medical College Toledo Ohio 1882 1904
initially on Superior Street, near the corner of Monroe; later on Superior Street, near Cherry; merged with Toledo University Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Lucas/LucasHygienicChapI-541.htm
Toledo YMCA College of Law Toledo Ohio
1909
merged with Toledo University Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Twin Valley College Germantown Ohio

http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Ursuline Teacher Training School
Ohio
Ursuline Sisters founded for the education of Sisters, probably never enrolled lay students Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Wesleyan Female College Cincinnati Ohio 1842 1892
reorganized in 1862 as the Cincinnati Wesleyan Female College. Name was changed to Cincinnati Wesleyan College in 1876 http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/haley/menu.html
http://olc7.ohiolink.edu/morgan/view.php?id=4965
Western College Oxford Ohio

founded as Western College for Women; later, Western Female Seminary in 1855; merged with Miami University in 1974 http://w3.iac.net/~mcguffey/OxfordHistory/Western_OFC/.htmls/western.html
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Western College of Homeopathic Medicine Cleveland Ohio 1850

the corner of Prospect and Ontario Streets; merged with the Pulte Homeopathic College in Cincinnati in 1910 but remained in Cleveland; in 1914 a final merger with Ohio State University medical school led to the withdrawal of the college from Cleveland http://www.cwru.edu/artsci/dittrick/smallpox/med-schools.htm
Whiting Business College
Ohio


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Willoughby University Willoughby Ohio 1834 1848
The Willoughby University of Lake Erie, the forerunner of the Willoughby Medical College of Columbus, was chartered on March 3, 1834. It was located nineteen miles east of Cleveland near the Chagrin River in what is now Willoughby. The college trustees decided to move the University to Columbus in 1847. This decision followed several years of competition for students with another medical school in northeastern Ohio--the Medical Department of Western Reserve College, founded in 1843. Another factor in the decision to move was a poor relationship that developed with the townspeople of Willoughby following the school's alleged involvement in an 1843 grave-robbing incident. On Jan. 14, 1847, the state legislature passed an amendment to the 1834 charter of the Willoughby University of Lake Erie, authorizing its transfer to Columbus as the "Willoughby Medical College of Columbus." Noah H. Swayne, one of Ohio's most famous jurists and a future U.S. Supreme Court justice under President Lincoln, was named President of the College. http://bones.med.ohio-state.edu/heritage/meded/case1_1.htm
http://medicine.osu.edu/oto/history.html
www.ohio2000.org/markers/lawilloughbye.html
http://medicine.osu.edu/psychiatry/158.cfm
Wittenburg College Springfield Ohio 1845
English Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Ohio initial classes held in Wooster, OH and soon moved to Springfield, OH; name change to Wittenberg University in 1959 http://www4.wittenberg.edu/about/history.html
Wittenburg-Dayton Y.M.C.A. Junior College Dayton  Ohio 1887

organized into several disciplines including a school of Liberal Arts, the Dayton YMCA School of Commerce, the Dayton Law School, and the Dayton Technical School; offered 4-year degrees for a period; renamed Sinclair College in 1948; operated as an independent, non-profit by 1959; operated as a community college after 1966 http://www.sinclair.edu/about/history/
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Woodward College Cincinnati Ohio 1831 1851
www.clements.umich.edu/Gurls/Guides/Bradford.html
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Worthington College Worthington Ohio 1819 1828 Episcopal teachers and students moved to Kenyon College Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
Worthington Medical College Worthington Ohio 1832

relocated to Cincinnati in 1845 and operated as Eclectic Medical Institute, closing around 1906;  http://www.kypost.com/2002/feb/04/reis020402.html
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Wooster Business College
Ohio

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