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

College Name City State Start Date End Date Affiliation Other Information Source
Castleton Medical College Castleton Vermont 1820 1861
http://www.bsi-vt.com/castleton/chs/med.html
Lewis College Northfield Vermont 1880 1884
Norwich University briefly changed it's name to Lewis College www.norwich.edu/about/who/history.html
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Queen City Business College Burlington Vermont 1878

founded as Burlington Collegiate Institute; name changed to Queen City Business College in 1884; to Burlington Business College in 1886; to Champlain College of Commerce in 1956 Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Ripley Female College Poultney Vermont 1834

founded as Troy Conference Academy; name changed to Ripley Female College in 1863; to Troy Conference Academy in 1874; to Green Mountain Junior College by 1937; and then to Green Mountain College in 1974 Knieriemen, Ruth-Ann Dreyer (K). 1984. Green Mountain College: in loco
parentis, a history of the Troy Conference Academy, Ripley Female
College, Green Mountain Junior College, Green Mountain College
.
Poultney, VT: Journal Press, Inc.
Brenner, Morgan G. 
The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003. 
Saint Joseph's College Old Bennington Vermont 1926
Sisters of Saint Joseph established as St Joseph Business School, became St. Joseph Junior College in 1962, St. Joseph College in 1973, in 1974 became independent; now Southern Vermont College www.svc.edu/history/
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Songe, Alice H. 
American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Trinity College Burlington Vermont 1925 2000 Sisters of Mercy women's college; continuing education programs started in 1971 and graduate programs in 1991 May 12, 2000, July 12, 2000 Chronicle of Higher Education
www.trinityvt.edu
Vermont Conference Seminary and Female College Montpelier Vermont 1834
Methodist founded as Newbury Seminary, became Vermont Conference Seminary and Female College in 1868, Vermont Methodist Seminary and Female College in 1871, Vermont Methodist Seminary in 1889, Montpelier Seminary in 1895, Vermont Junior College in 1937 when contorl was assumed by state; became Vermont College in 1958; became a division of Norwich University in 1972 Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Vermont Medical College Woodstock Vermont 1827 1856
http://famousamericans.net/josephadamsgallup/
http://www.upstate.edu/library/history/medschoolfoundingdates.shtml
Windham College Putney Vermont

campus purchased by Landmark College www.windham-alumni.org
Woodbury College Montpelier Vermont 1975 2008
initially founded to prepare people to work as paralegals; in 1993, Woodbury received approval to offer an associate of science degrees and in 2000, bachelor's degrees; received approval to offer a Master of Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies degree in 2005; becomes Woodbury Institute of Champlain College in Burlington at the end of 2008 http://www.champlain.edu/News-and-Events/News/08-15-08a.html




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