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

College Name    City    State    Start Date    End Date    Affiliation    Other Information    Source
Adams State Teachers College of Southern Colorado    Alamosa    Colorado    1921    
    state supported    founded as State Normal School at Alamosa; name changed to Adams State Normal School in 1923, to Adams State Teachers College of Southern Colorado in 1929, and to Adams State College in 1945    http://www.adams.edu/
Agricultural College of Colorado    Fort Collins    Colorado    1870    
    state supported    name changed to Colorado State College of Agriculture & Mechanic Arts in 1935; to Colorado Agricultural & Mechanical College in 1944; to Colorado State University in 1957    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Beth-El College of Nursing    Colorado Springs    Colorado    1904    
    
    merged with University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1997    http://web.uccs.edu/bethel/
Blair Business College    Pueblo    Colorado    1918    
    
    see entry for Brown's Business College    
Brown's Business College    Pueblo    Colorado    1897    1918    
    Mr. and Mrs. George Blair purchased Brown's Business College  in 1918 and renamed it Blair´s Business College.  Floyd Doty assumed ownership of the College in 1938.  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Webster purchased Blair Business College in 1960.  In January 1981, Blair Business College changed its name to Blair Junior College.  Renamed Everest College in 2006 and is now owned by Titan Schools, a division of Corinthian Colleges.      www.petersons.com/cci/520.html
College of the Sacred Heart    Morrison / Denver    Colorado    1884    
    Jesuit    formerly Las Vegas College; moved by Jesuits to Morrison, CO; relocated to Denver in 1887; name changed to Regis College in 1921 and to Regis University in 1991    www.archden.org/noel/02000.htm
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Colorado College of Osteopathy    Denver    Colorado    1897    1904    
    founded under the name of Western Institute of Osteopathy; in 1899 the name was changed to Bolles Institute of Osteopathy; in 1901 it became known as the Colorado College of Osteopathy. Absorbed by the American School of Osteopathy (Kirksville, MO)    http://history.aoa-net.org/Education/collegehist.htm
Colorado Springs Bible College    Colorado Springs    Colorado    1910    1959    Pilgrim Holiness    merged with Pilgrim Bible College and Western Pilgrim College to form Central Pilgrim College in Bartlesville, OK    www.bwc.edu/info/history.html
Colorado State Teachers College    Greeley    Colorado    1889    
    state supported    name change to Colorado State College of Education in 1935; to Colorado State College in 1957; to University of Northern Colorado in 1970    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Colorado Technical College    Colorado Springs    Colorado    1965    
    for-profit    name change to Colorado Technical University in 1995    http://www.coloradotech.edu/about_ctu/history.aspx
Colorado Women's College    Denver    Colorado    1909    1982    
    name changed to Temple Buell College in 1967; name reverted to Colorado Women's College in 1973; merged with University of Denver in 1982    www.penlib.du.edu/
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Community College of Denver-Auraria Campus    Denver    Colorado    1967    
    state supported    name change to Denver Auraria Community College in 1984 and to Community College of Denver in 1985    http://www.ncahlc.org/?option=com_directory&Itemid=192
Community College of Denver-North Campus    Denver    Colorado    1968    
    state supported    moved to Wesminster in 1977; name change to Front Range Community College in 1983    http://www.frontrange.edu/FRCCTemplates/FRCC1.aspx?id=702
Community College of Denver-Red Rocks    Lakewood    Colorado    1969    
    state supported    name change to Red Rocks Community College in 1983    http://www.rrcc.edu/about/history.html
Denver Baptist Bible College    Denver    Colorado    1952    1986    
    merged with Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA (see entry for Omaha Baptist Bible College)    www.faith.edu
Denver Bible College    Denver    Colorado    1914    
    
    founded as Denver Bible Institute; name changed to Denver Bible College in 1945 and to Rockmont College in 1949 with move to Longmont, CO; moved to Lakewood, CO in 1967; merged with Western Bible College in 1985; name changed to Colorado Christian College in 1985; merged with Colorado Baptist University and name changed to Colorado Christian University in 1989    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Denver College of Medicine    Denver    Colorado    1882    1902    
    merged with Gross Medical College and operated as Denver and Gross College of Medicine until 1911 merger with CU School of Medicine    http://www.cu.edu/125/light3.html
Denver College of Oratory, Music and Art    Denver    Colorado    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Denver Homeopathic College    Denver    Colorado    1895    
    
    predecessor of Denver College of Physicians and Surgeons    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
http://www.rootsweb.com/~copionee/bios/strickler_da.htm
Denver Junior College    Denver    Colorado    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Denver Labor College    Denver    Colorado    1929    
    
    Rev. Charles Webber, dubbed the "Chaplain of Organized Labor," organized the Denver Labor College and served as its president in the 1920s. He later moved to Virginia and became an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers in 1942. To the consternation of many Methodists in Virginia, Webber became the president of the state CIO in 1946. In 1955 he became the director of the Office of Religious Relations for the new AFL-CIO until his retirement in 1963.    Raymond & Charlotte Koch.  Educational Commune: The Story of Commonwealth College.  P. 8.
http://djvued.libs.uga.edu/text/co22txt.txt
El Paso Community College    Colorado Springs    Colorado    1968    
    state supported    name change to Pikes Peak Community College in 1978    http://www.ppcc.edu/about-ppcc/
Fort Lewis A & M College    Hesperus    Colorado    1911    
    state supported    initially an agricultural high school under the State Board of Agriculture; began offering college classes in 1925 and was designated as a junior college in 1948; moved to Durango in 1956; began offering baccalaureate degrees and name change to Fort Lewis College in 1964    http://www.ncahlc.org/?option=com_directory&Itemid=192
http://www.fortlewis.edu
Grand Junction State Junior College    Grand Junction    Colorado    1925    
    state supported    name change to Mesa College in 1937 and to Mesa State College in 1989; name change to Colorado Mesa University in 2011    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Gross Medical College    Denver    Colorado    1887    1902    
    merged with the Denver College of Medicine and operated until 1911 as Denver and Gross College of Medicine; merged with the CU School of Medicine.    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatG.htm
http://www.cu.edu/125/light3.html
Loretto Heights College    Denver    Colorado    1891    1990    Sisters of Loretto    founded as Loretto Academy, became Loretto Heights College in 1918; acquired by Japanese investors and reopened as Teikyo Loretto Heights; name change to Colorado Heights University in 2009    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
http://www.chu.edu/
Metropolitan State College of Denver    Denver    Colorado    1965    
    public    Board initially approved name change to Denver State University in 2011, now postponed until at least 2012    http://www.mscd.edu/
Rangely College    Rangely    Colorado    1962    
    public    in 1974 became Colorado Northwestern Community College    www.cncc.cc.co.us/welcome/history.htm
Saint John's Missionary College    Greeley    Colorado    1909    
    Episcopal    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
http://weldcountypeople.homestead.com/StJohnsCollege.html
Saint Thomas Theological
     Seminary    Denver    Colorado    1906    1995    
    http://closedcollege.bizland.com
San Isabel Junior College    Pueblo    Colorado    1933    
    state supported    became Southern Colorado Junior College in 1934, Pueblo Junior College in 1937, Southern Colorado State College in 1963, and the University of Southern Colorado in 1975; Colorado State University - Pueblo after 2003    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
http://www.colostate-pueblo.edu/about/Pages/NameChangeHistory.aspx
Temple Buell College    Denver    Colorado    
    
    founded as Colorado Women's College; name changed to Temple Buell College in 1967; reverted to name of Colorado Women's College in 1973; merged with University of Denver in 1982    www.penlib.du.edu/
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Westminster University    Denver    Colorado    1892    1917    Presbyterian    
    www.archden.org/noel/02000.htm

    
    
    

    

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