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Article - Colleges in District of Columbia (DC) that have closed, merged, or changed their names

College Name    City    State    Start Date    End Date    Affiliation    Other Information    Source
Beacon College    Washington    D.C.    1970's    1980's    
    called a Campus-Free College; academic offices in Boston and administrative offices in Washington, DC where it was accredited, Hanover, NH, Providence, RI, and other cities; transcripts available through D.C. Educational Institution Licensure Commission    
Benjamin Franklin University    Washington    D.C.    1925    1987    
    organized to succeed Pace Institute to provide professional education in accountancy, financial administration and general business; merged with The George Washington University    http://www.gwu.edu/gelman/archives/collections/bf.html
Chevy Chase Junior College    Washington    D.C.    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
www.library.miami.edu/archives/papers/baker.html
College of the Potomac    Washington    D.C.    1968    1973    
    see also entry for College of the Potomac in Virginia; operated in Arlington until 1972when it consolidated operations in Washington, D.C. where it had offered classes for several years    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Columbia Junior College    Washington    D.C.    
    
    http://www.cuc.edu/academic/aboutus/history.html
Columbian College    Washington    D.C.    1821    
    Baptist    opened in Columbian Heights neighborhood, later moved downtown in 1884; one of predecessors to George Washington University    http://www.innercity.org/columbiaheights/station.html
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Columbus University    Washington    D.C.    1922    1954    Knights of Columbus    merged with The Catholic University of America    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Cortez Business College    Washington    D.C.    1971    1973    
    
DeSales School of Theology    Washington    D.C.    
    1997    
    The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 14, 2002
District of Columbia Teachers College    Washington    D.C.    1955    
    public    formed from merger of Minor Normal School and Washington Normal School; in 1977 consolidated with Federal City College and Washington Technical Institute to form University of District Columbia    http://www.universityofdc.org/detail.php?sid=1&aid=11
Dunbarton College of the
     Holy Cross    Washington    D.C.    1935    1972    Sisters of the Holy Cross    
    www.cscsisters.org/archives/archives_transcripts.htm
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Fairmont Junior College    Washington    D.C.    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatF.htm
Federal City College    Washington    D.C.    1968    
    public    land grant status; accredited in 1974; placed under a single president with District of Columbia Teachers College in the same year; in 1977 part of consolidation forming University of District Columbia     http://www.universityofdc.org/detail.php?sid=1&aid=11
www.rootsweb.com/~dcgenweb/body_education.html
Freedman's Hospital School of Nursing    Washington    D.C.    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatF.htm
Frelinghuysen University    Washington    D.C.    1906    1937    
    offered evening classes for African Americans; located at 201 T Street    http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2003/02/17/focus12.html
Georgetown Visitation College    Washington    D.C.    
    1967    Visitation Nuns    
    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
Holy Cross College    Washington    D.C.    
    1968    Congregation of the Holy Cross    
    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Immaculata Junior College    Washington    D.C.    1905    1978    Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods    1986 given as closing date in Schier and Russett.    publicaffairs.cua.edu/cuamag/fa99/acs/jubilee.htm
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Kendall College    Washington    D.C.    1880    
    
    renamed Gallaudent College    www.rootsweb.com/~dcgenweb/body_education.html
Marjorie Webster Junior
     College    Washington    D.C.    1920    1974    
    
Minor Normal School    Washington    D.C.    1851    
    
    started by Howard College; became part of public school system in 1879; in 1929 became four-year teachers college; united with Washington Normal School in 1955 to form District of Columbia Teachers College; 1976 given as merger date on rootsweb site    http://www.universityofdc.org/detail.php?sid=1&aid=11
www.rootsweb.com/~dcgenweb/body_education.html
Mount Vernon College    Washington    D.C.    1875    1999    
    women's college; accredited by Middle States Association in 1928; seminary closes in 1969; accredited as a four year college in 1976; graduate programs offered after 1993; plan for affiliation with George Washington University in 1996 with full merger following    March 23, 2001 Chronicle of Higher Education
http://www.gwu.edu/gelman/archives/collections/overview.html
http://www.gwu.edu/gelman/archives/tours/mvctour/
National Deaf Mute College    Washington    D.C.    1856    
    
    founded as Kendall School, became Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind in 1857, National Deaf Mute College in 1864, after 1954 Gallaudet College    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
National Medical College    Washington    D.C.    
    
    the Medical Department of Columbian College became the National Medical College in 1847 and later became part of George Washington University    http://www.gwumc.edu/smhs/about/history.html
National University    Washington    D.C.    1869    1954    
    initially incorporated by an Act of Congress; insturction was given in several professional fields, including a Dept. of Medicine.  Over time, the law school became the dominant branch.  Reorganized in 1896 with new congressional charter allowing the institution to grant university degrees; merged with The George Washington University forming National Law Center    http://www.gwu.edu/gelman/archives/collections/natuni.html
www.rootsweb.com/~dcgenweb/body_education.html
Oblate College    Washington    D.C.    1904    1997    Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate    located next to The Catholic University of America; library resources transferred to Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, the only remaining institution in the U.S.    http://www.omiusa.org/150intx.htm
Oriental University    Washington    D.C.    1904    
    
    diploma mill??    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatO.htm
Potomac University    Washington    D.C.    1958    1960    Seventh-Day Adventist    graduate school and seminary were briefly united as Potomac University before moving to Michigan and merging with Emmanuel Missionary College to form Andrews University    http://www.andrews.edu/SEM/MT/MT/Mt101801/Story.htm
Saint John's College    Washington    D.C.    1887    1921    Christian Brothers    now a high school    http://stjohns-chs.org
Saint Joseph's Seminary
     College    Washington    D.C.    1888    1971    
    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Paul's College    Washington    D.C.    1889    1973    
    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Southeastern University    Washington    D.C.    1879    2009    
    initial courses offered through the YMCA; incorporated by the District of Columbia as Southeastern University of the Young Men's Christian Association of the District of Columbia. In 1937 a federal charter referred to Southeastern University.    
Washington Christian College    Washington    D.C.    1902    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Washington Dental College    Washington    D.C.    
    1901    
    merged with Georgetown College, now Georgetown University    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Washington Normal School    Washington    D.C.    1873    
    
    in 1929 became four-year teachers college; united with Minor Normal School in 1955 to form District of Columbia Teachers College    http://www.universityofdc.org/detail.php?sid=1&aid=11
Washington Trade Union College    Washington    D.C.    
    
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