Welcome to your #1 Fake Diploma, Transcript and Certificate Source. 17 years in business, Fast Quality Products, Honest Live Support. 

Article - Colleges in Arkansas that have closed, merged, or changed their names

College Name    City    State    Start Date    End Date    Affiliation    Other Information    Source
Arkadelphia Methodist College    Arkadelphia    Arkansas    1890    
    Methodist    became Henderson College in 1904, Henderson-Brown College in 1909, control by state in 1929 becoming Henderson State Teachers College; Burke states that Arkadelphia Synodical College was open before the Civil War and was chartered in 1860    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Arkansas A & M    Monticello    Arkansas    1909    
    state supported    founded as Fourth District Agricultural School by Act 100 of Arkansas General Assembly.  Name changed to Arkansas A&M in 1925.  Merged with University of Arkansas System and name changed to University of Arkansas at Monticello on July 1, 1971    Songe, Alice H. American Universitie and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
Arkansas Christian College    Morrilton    Arkansas    1919    
    Churches of Christ    purchased assets of Harper College (KS) in 1924; name changed to Harding College in 1924; moved to Searcy, AR in 1934; name change to Harding University in 1979    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Arkansas College    Fayetteville    Arkansas    1852    1861    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    1st degree granting institution in the state; founded by Robert Graham; carefully emulated the concept of Bethany College (VA); closed during Civil War, was occupied by a confederate regiment and burned in 1862    http://www.uark.edu/libinfo/speccoll/arkcollegeaid.html
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Arkansas College    Batesville    Arkansas    1872    
    Presbyterian    predecessor to Lyon College    www.lyon.edu/webdata/Groups/Collhist/
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Arkansas Conference College    Shiloam Springs    Arkansas    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Arkansas Cumberland College    Clarkville    Arkansas    1891    1920    Cumberland Presbyterian    successor to Cane Hill College; predecessor to College of the Ozarks; name change to University of the Ozarks in 1987    http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Arkansas.htm
http://www.ozarks.edu/about/history/history.html
Arkansas Female College    Little Rock    Arkansas    
    
    http://www.uark.edu/depts/speccoll/findingaids/arkfemalecollege.html
Arkansas Holiness College    Vilonia    Arkansas    1900    1931    
    college started in 1905; accepted by the church of the Nazarene in 1914; merged with Bethany-Peniel College    http://snu.edu/?p={42F09E01-0937-423D-B1A9-18183A4B3A4A}
Arkansas Industrial University    Fayetteville    Arkansas    1871    
    state supported    name changed to University of Arkansas in 1899    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Arkansas Polytechnic College    Russellville    Arkansas    1909    
    state supported    founded as Second District Agricultural School; name changed to Arkansas Polytechnic College in 1925 and to Arkansas Tech University in 1976    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Arkansas State Teachers College    Conway    Arkansas    1907    
    state supported    founded as Arkansas State Normal School; name changed to Arkansas State Teachers College in 1925; to State College of Arkansas in 1967 and to the University of Central Arkansas in 1975    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Bentonville College    Bentonville    Arkansas    1896    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Bethel University    North Little Rock    Arkansas    1886    
    African Methodist Episcopal    first classes met in Bethel A.M.E. Church; moved to Arkadelphia, Arkansas in 1888 and became Shorter University after 1892; later consolidated operations in North Little Rock and was known as Shorter College after 1903; went from four-year status to a two-year institution in 1955; lost North Central accreditation in 1997    Townsend, Barbara. Two-Year Colleges for Women and Minorities.  1999.
Branch Normal College    Pine Bluff    Arkansas    1873    
    state supported    founded as a branch of the Normal Department of the Arkansas Industrial University; name changed to Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical & Normal College in 1929; merged with University of Arkansas in 1972 becoming the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff    www.uapb.edu/history/milestones.html
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Buckner College    Witcherville    Arkansas    1887    1889    Episcopal    
    Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
Cane Hill College    Boonsboro    Arkansas    1834    1891    Cumberland Presbyterian    closed 1861 and burned in 1864 during the Civil War; rebuilt and reopeded in 1868; destroyed again by fire in 1885 and reopened in 1887; building used for public school after closure until 1950's; currently used as a community building; predecessor to Arkansas Cumberland College and later, College of the Ozarks    http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Arkansas.htm;
www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/mcdonold/42-49.htm
http://www.ozarks.edu/about/history/history.html
Capital City Junior College
     of Business    Little Rock    Arkansas    
    Mar-1994    
    first accredited by NCA 1987; student records available through Board of Private Career Education    NCA web site
Central College    Conway    Arkansas    
    1947-48    
    first accredited by NCA 1925; also Central College for Young Ladies & Central College for Women    NCA web site;
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Clinton College    Perryville    Arkansas    
    
    T.L. Cox was president 1882-1886    www.couchgenweb.com/arkansas/conway/bios-c.htm
College of Saint Andrew    Van Buren    Arkansas    1850    
    Catholic    
    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.\
Commonwealth College    Mena    Arkansas    1923    1941    
    founded initially at New Llano Cooperative Colony in Louisiana; relocated to Arkansas the following year    www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/701_reg_right.html
www.uark.edu/libinfo/speccoll/commonwealthaid.html
www.uark.edu/depts/speccoll/findingaids/gilbert.html
Koch, Raymond & Charlotte.  Educational Commune: The Story of Commonwealth College.  NY: Schocken Books.  1972.
Conway Baptist College    Conway    Arkansas    1952    
    Baptist    opened on campus of former Central College; name changed to Central Baptist College in 1962    www.cbc.edu/History.htm
Cossatot Technical College    De Queen    Arkansas    1975    
    state supported    name change to Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas in July 2001    http://www.cccua.edu/about.htm
Crescent College    Eureka Springs    Arkansas    1908    1924    
    opened in Crescent Hotel as Crescent College and Conservatory for Young Women.  During summers continued to operate as hotel.  Closed in 1924 and then reopened as a junior college, 1930-1934.    www.prairieghosts.com/cresc.html
Dunbar Junior College    Little Rock    Arkansas    1930    1955    public    classes offered in Dunbar High School for blacks; closed by the School Board, citing inadequate finances; Samuel P. Massie was a distinguished graduate, a scientist, educator, and member of the Manhattan Project team during World War II. He was the first tenured black professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and also served the Maryland State Board of Community Colleges for 21 years, 10 as chairman; Another Dunbar alum, Lloyd C. Elam, completed his MD at the University of Washington and later served as a professor at Meharry Medical College and as interim dean of the school of medicine     www.queenhyte.com/dobb/dobb_04/dobb_feb04.html
 www.ualr.edu/~lrsd/chap2.html
First District Agricultural & Mechanical College    Jonesboro    Arkansas    1909    
    state supported    founded as First District Agricultural School; name changed to First District Agricultural & Mechanical College in 1925, to Arkansas State College in 1933 and to Arkansas State University in 1967    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Fort Smith Junior College    Fort Smith    Arkansas    1928    
    state supported    became Westark Junior College in 1966; name change to Westark Community College in 1972 and to Westark College in 1998; absorbed by University of Arkansas system and known as University of Arkansas at Fort Smith in 2002    March 23, 2001 Chronicle of Higher Education
http://www.uafortsmith.edu
Galloway Women's College    Searcy    Arkansas    
    1933    Methodist Episcopal    first accredited by NCA 1932; merged with Hendrix College in 1933    NCA web site
http://www.hendrix.edu/AboutHendrix/history/19311940.htm
www.phumc.com/tower/5.6.01/tower51.htm
Garland County Community College    Hot Springs    Arkansas    1973    
    state supported    joined with Quapaw Technical Institute and became National Park Community College in July 2003    http://www.npcc.edu/About/history.htm
Gateway Technical College    Batesville    Arkansas    1991    
    state supported    merged with University of Arkansas system to become University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville in 1998    http://www.uaccb.edu
Henderson-Brown College    Arkadelphia    Arkansas    1890    1929    Methodist Episcopal    founded as Arkadelphia Methodist College; became Henderson College in 1904 and Henderson-Brown College in 1909; physical plant controlled by state in 1929 to form Henderson State Teachers College; merged with Hendrix College (Conway, AR) to form Hendrix-Henderson College in 1929 and with merger with Galloway Women's College, shortened name to Hendrix College    http://www.hendrix.edu/AboutHendrix/history/19211930.htm
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Henderson State Teachers College    Arkadelphia    Arkansas    1929    
    state supported    name change to Henderson State College in 1967 and to Henderson State University in 1975    http://www.hsu.edu/content.aspx?id=1501
Jonesboro Baptist College    Jonesboro    Arkansas    1936    
    Baptist    remained open only a couple of years    wbc2.wbcoll.edu/history.htm
Judson University    Judsonia    Arkansas    1871    
    
    
Little Rock Female College    Little Rock    Arkansas    
    
    http://www-english.tamu.edu/dept/lewis/
Little Rock Junior College    Little Rock    Arkansas    1927    1957    public    classes offered in Little Rock High School at Fourteenth and Park, now Central High School; citing inadequate finances, the School Board divested itself of the program to a private board of trustees, later becaming Little Rock University in 1957 and then merging with University of Arkansas to become University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1969.  Founder, John A. Larson, served as president from 1930-1950.    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
www.ualr.edu/~anniversary/history.html
Mississippi County Community College    Blytheville    Arkansas    1975    
    public    name changed to Arksansas Northeastern College July 2003 following merger with Cotton Boll Technical Institute (founded in 1966 in Burdette)    http://www.ncahlc.org/index.php?option=com_directory&Itemid=192
http://www.anc.edu
Monea College    Rector    Arkansas    1915    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Morrilton Male and Female College    Morrilton    Arkansas    1890    
    
    East Church Street; Thomas P. Murray and W.B. Trow were joint principals beginning in 1890    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ar/conway/bios/bios-m.txt
Mount Saint Mary's College    
    Arkansas    
    Sisters of Mary    
    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
Mount Vernon Normal College    Pea Ridge    Arkansas    
    
    see entry for Pea Ridge College    www.nwaonline.net/pdfarchive/2000/June/19/6-19-00%20A3.pdf
Mountain Home Baptist College    Mountain Home    Arkansas    1892    
    
    www.rootsweb.com/~armarion/marioncohistory/22Yellville.htm
Nazareth University    Corinth    Arkansas    1896    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
North Arkansas Community College    Harrison    Arkansas    1974    
    state supported    joined with Twin Lakes Technical College in 1993 and name changed to North Arkansas Community / Technical College; name changed to North Arkansas College in July 1997    http://www.northark.edu/
Oil Belt Technical College    El Dorado    Arkansas    1967    
    state supported    founded as Oil Belt Vocational-Technical School; name change to Oil Belt Technical College in 1991; joined with Southern Arkansas University-El Dorado Branch in 1992 to form South Arkansas Community College    http://www.southark.edu/campus-info/dynpage.asp?pageID=839
Ouachita Baptist College    Arkadelphia    Arkansas    
    
    now Ouachita Baptist University    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Ouachita College    Camden    Arkansas    1857    
    
    Burke also lists a possible location of Tulip, Arkansas    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Ozark Bible College    Ozark    Arkansas    1947    
    
    changed name in 1976 to Citadel Bible College and in 1987 merged with Calvary Bible College in Kansas City    www.calvary.edu/seminary/sem_about/sem_about_body.html
Ozark Christian College    St. Joe    Arkansas    1938    1940    
    different institution from the current Ozark Christian College in Joplin that is a successor to Ozark Bible College and Midwest Christian College    www.occ.edu/aboutocc/history.htm
Parrish College    Paragould    Arkansas    
    
Pea Ridge College    Pea Ridge    Arkansas    1874    1930    
    also known as Pea Ridge Masonic College and Mount Vernon Normal College; Cummins gives 1889 as date of founding; Burke gives 1853 as date for founding    www.uark.edu/libinfo/speccoll/wmhughesaid.html
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Petit Jean Technical College    Morrilton    Arkansas    1961    
    state supported    founded as Petit Jean Vocational-Technical School; became Petit Jean Technical College in 1991; name change to Petit Jean College in 1997; became University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton in 2001 after joining the University of Arkansas system     http://www.uaccm.edu/About_UACCM/College_History.htm
Pines Technical College    Pine Bluff    Arkansas    1959    
    state supported    founded as Pines Vocational-Technical School; became Pines Technical College in 1991; name change to Southeast Arkansas Technical College in 1996 and to Southeast Arkansas College in 1998    http://www.seark.edu
Phillips County Community College    Helena    Arkansas    1965    
    state supported    joined with Rice Belt Technical Institute in DeWitt and became part of the University of Arkansas system as Phillips Community College of The University of Arkansas in 1996    http://www.pccua.edu/about_us.htm
Quitman Male & Female College    Quitman    Arkansas    1871    
    Methodist Episcopal    
    see Lorene Houston, "Oldest College at Quitman," Cleburne County Historical Quarterly (Fall 1974), p. [18]; Walter N. Vernon, Methodism in Arkansas 1816-1976 (Little Rock: Joint Committee for the History of Arkansas Methodism 1977), p. 144.
Red River Technical College    Hope    Arkansas    1965    
    state supported    founded as Red River Vocational-Technical School; became Red River
Technical College in 1991; joined University of Arkansas system in 1996 as University of Arkansas Community College at Hope    http://www.uacch.edu
Remington College    Little Rock    Arkansas    
    1998    
    The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 14, 2002
Saint Andrew's College    Fort Smith    Arkansas    1840's    
    
    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982
Saint John's Masonic College    Little Rock    Arkansas    1850    
    
    http://www.huntsville364.org/history.htm
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Searcy Male and Female College    Searcy    Arkansas    1883    1898    
    following 1898 commencement name was changed to Speers-Langford Military Institute that closed following a fire in 1900    http://www.whitecountyar.org/searcycollege.htm
Soulesbury College    Batesville    Arkansas    1850    
    
    http://fly.hiwaay.net/~dmglenn/april76.htm
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Southern Baptist College    Pocahontas, Walnut Ridge    Arkansas    1941    
    Baptist    now Williams Baptist College, name changed in 1991    http://wbc2.wbcoll.edu/newwbc/Admissions/admfcts.htm
http://wbc2.wbcoll.edu/history.htm
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Southland College    Helena    Arkansas    1869    1925    Friends    started in 1864 as home for African American children; normal course added in 1869; assumed name of Southland College in 1876    http://www.uark.edu/libinfo/speccoll/southland.html
Southwest Technical Institute    Camden    Arkansas    1967    
    state supported    State Board of Education operated the school until 1975 when it became part of Southern Arkansas University; name change to Southern Arkansas University Tech in 1978    http://www.sautech.edu/SAUT_history.html
Springfield College    Springfield    Arkansas    
    
    Thomas P. Murray and W. B. Trow were joint principals from 1888-1890 when they became joint principals of Morrilton Male and Female College    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ar/conway/bios/bios-m.txt
State Agricultural & Mechanical College: Third District    Magnolia    Arkansas    1909    
    state supported    name change to Southern State College in 1951 and to Southern Arkansas University in 1976    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Stuttgart College    Stuttgart    Arkansas    b1898    
    
    www.uark.edu/depts/speccoll/findingaids/core/series2.html
Subiaco College    Subiaco    Arkansas    b1892    a1934    
    www.subi.org/history.htm
University of Little Rock    Little Rock    Arkansas    1957    1969    
    successor to Little Rock Junior College; merged with University of Arkansas in 1969 to become University of Arkansas at Little Rock    www.ualr.edu/~anniversary/lru.html

    
    
    
Woodland Baptist College    Jonesboro    Arkansas    1902    1911    
    
    wbc2.wbcoll.edu/history.htm

    
    
    

    

    counter hit xanga
last update:
    2/19/2009    
    
    
    
    

    
    
    
    



Please Wait... processing