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

College Name    City    State    Start Date    End Date    Affiliation    Other Information    Source    
Albany Junior College    Albany    Georgia    1963    
    
    renamed Darton College, a two-year unit of University System of Georgia    www.usg.edu/inst/    
Americus Female College    Americus    Georgia    
    
    Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South. 1909.    
Andrew College    Cuthbert    Georgia    1854    
    Methodist    
    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.    
Appalachian Technical College    Jasper & Woodstock    Georgia    1967    
    state supported    opened as Pickens Area Vocational-Technical School with 22 staff members; after becoming a unit of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education in 1988, the school name was changed to Pickens Technical Institute; on July 1, 1999 the name was changed to Appalachian Technical Institute and then to Appalachian Technical College; in January 2005, the college opened a Woodstock campus; merged with Chattahoochee and North Methro Technical Colleges on July 1, 2009 as new Chattachoochee Technical College    http://www.chattahoocheetech.edu/    
Armstrong Junior College    Savannah    Georgia    1935    
    
    name changed to Armstrong College in 1940's, to Armstrong State College in 1959, and to Armstrong Atlantic State University in 1996    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.    
Atlanta Baptist College    Atlanta    Georgia    1897    
    American Baptist Home Mission Society    begun as The Augusta Institute, Augusta, Georgia, ; moved to Atlanta and changed name to Atlanta Baptist Seminary 1879; granted first college degree 1883; changed name to Atlanta Baptist College 1897; changed name to Morehouse College 1913; separated from American Baptist Home Mission Society 1935; Presidents: Joseph T. Robert (1871-1884), David F. Estes (acting 1884-1885), Samuel Graves (1885-1890), George Sale (1890-1906), John Hope ([first African-American president] 1906-1930), Samuel H. Archer (acting 1930-1931; president 1931-1937), Charles D. Hubert (acting 1937-1940), Benjamin E. Mays (1940-1967), Hugh M. Gloster (1967-1987), Leroy Keith, Jr. (1987-1995), Walter Massey (1995-present);     http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
Atlanta Baptist College    Atlanta    Georgia    1968    1972    Baptist    merged with Mercer University    http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
Atlanta Christian College    East Point    Georgia    1937    
    Christian Church; Churches of Christ    name change to Point University in July 2011; relocation of administrative offices and classrooms to West Point, GA for Fall 2011    http://www.acc.edu/s/310/index-nonmt.aspx?sid=310&gid=1&pgid=935    
Atlanta Junior College    Atlanta    Georgia    1974    
    state supported    name change to Atlanta Metropolitan College in 1988    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_Metropolitan_College    
Atlanta Medical College    Atlanta    Georgia    1854    
    
    in 1898 joined with Southern Medical College to form Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons; 15 years later merged with Atlanta School of Medicine under the name of Atlanta Medical College; in 1915 became Emory University School of Medicine    http://www.whsc.emory.edu/historical_timeline.cfm    
Atlanta School of Medicine    Atlanta    Georgia    1905    1913    
    merged with Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons under name of Atlanta Medical College    http://www.whsc.emory.edu/historical_timeline.cfm    
Atlanta Southern Dental College    Atlanta    Georgia    
    
    merged with Emory University in 1944    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.    
Atlanta University    Atlanta    Georgia    1865    
    American Missionary Association    merged with Clark College in 1988 to form Clark Atlanta University    http://www.cau.edu/gen_info/gen_info_his.html    
Augusta Technical College    Augusta    Georgia    1964    
    state supported    founded as Augusta Area Vocational-Technical School; became a part of the State Board of Technical and Adult Education as Augusta Technical Institute in 1987; name changed to Augusta Technical College in 2000    http://www.augustatech.edu/geninfo/timeline.shtml    
Baptist College    Madison    Georgia    
    
    Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South. 1909.    
Baptist University of America    Decatur    Georgia    
    1987    
    
    
Beacon College    Columbus    Georgia    1992    
    
    initially operated as Beacon Theological Seminary following acquisition of library and certain other assets of Florida Beacon Bible College and the campus of Phillips Business College in Columbus, GA; in 1997 became Beacon College; in 2001, became Beacon College and Graduate School; in 2004 name change to Beacon University; announced in 2008 that undergraduate programs would be discontinued and name change to Beacon Seminary    www.beacon.edu    
Bethel Female College    Cuthbert    Georgia    1852    1875    Baptist    chartered in 1851 as Baptist Female College of Southwestern Georgia; sometimes called Cuthbert Female College; closed 1863-1865, 1868-1871; property turned over to the state, 1880s     www.founders.org/FJ19/article3.html;
http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
Birdwood Junior College    Thomasville    Georgia    1954    
    Progressive Primitive Baptists    became Thomas County Community College 1976, gradually severed ties with Progressive Primitive Baptists, now named Thomas College, a four-year private institution     http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.    
Bowdon College    Bowdon    Georgia    
    1933    
    predecessor to State University of West Georgia    www.westga.edu    
Brenau College    Gainesville    Georgia    1878    
    Baptist    founded as Georgia Baptist Female Seminary; name changed to Brenau College in 1900 and to Brenau University in 1992    www.brenau.edu    
Brunswick College    Brunswick    Georgia    1961    
    public    name changed to Coastal Georgia Community College in 1996; transitioned to baccalaureate status and changed name to College of Coastal Georgia in 2008    http://www.ccga.edu/home2.html    
Butler Female College and Male Institute    Butler    Georgia    1872    
    
    organized as Johnston Institute; in 1875 chartered as Butler Female College and Male Institute; original building burned in 1882 and was rebuilt;     Jones, Charles E. Education in Georgia.  Washington, DC: Gov't Printing Office, 1889. Also available through Google Books.    
Central City College    Macon    Georgia    1899    
    Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia    Property purchased 1890; changed name to Georgia Baptist College in 1938; Presidents: William E. Holmes (1899-1924), James H. Gadson (1925-1936), H. R. Harris (acting 1936-?), William Henry Harris (elected 1937, never served), Clarence J. Gresham (1940-1946), Frederick D. Graves (1946-1949), Peter Griffin Crawford (1949-1951), Alvin J. Hill (1951-?); Maximum Known Growth: 365 students (1902), 8 faculty members (1941),     http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
Chattahoochee Technical College    Marietta    Georgia    
    
    established in 1961 under the name of Marietta-Cobb
Area Vocational Technical School; on July 1, 1987, the name of Marietta-Cobb Area Vocational Technical School was officially
changed to Chattahoochee Technical Institute, and to Chattahoochee Technical College in July, 2000    www.chattcollege.com    
Cherokee Baptist College    Cassville    Georgia    1856    1861    Baptist    
    http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
Cherokee Baptist Female College    Rome    Georgia    1873    
    Baptist    renamed Shorter Female College in 1876, name changed to Shorter College in 1923; now, Shorter University    Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/ educational_institutions.htm
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.    
Christ College    Montpelier    Georgia    1840's    1840's    Episcopal    
    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.    
Clark College    Atlanta    Georgia    1869    
    Methodist Episcopal     merged with Atlanta University in 1988 to form Clark Atlanta University    http://www.cau.edu/gen_info/gen_info_his.html    
Classical Manual Labor College    Covington    Georgia    1835    
    Methodist    
    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.    
College of American Medicine and Surgery    Macon    Georgia    
    
    
    
College of the Sacred Heart    Augusta    Georgia    1900    1917    Jesuit    
    Patterson, Homer L.  Patterson's College and School Directory.  Chicago: American Educational Company, 1908.    
College Temple    Newnan    Georgia    1852    1857    
    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.    
Coosa Valley Technical College    Rome    Georgia    1962    
    state supported    founded as Coosa Valley Vocational Technical School; name chaged in 1987 to Coosa Valley Technical Institute; branch campuses added in Calhoun, Gordon County and in Polk County; name change to Coosa Valley Technical College in 2000; merged with Northwestern Technical College in 2009 to become Georgia Northwestern Technical College    http://www.gntc.edu/    
Cox College    LaGrange    Georgia    1890's    1934    
    see entry for Southern Female College    http://www.hcpna.org/history2.htm
www.trouparchives.org/man/ms002.htm    
Crandell College    Macon    Georgia    
    
    
    
Culloden College    Culloden    Georgia    
    
    founded by John Darbi, later professor at Auburn College, AL and president of Wesleyan University, KY    www.famousamericans.net/johndarbi/    
Dalton Junior College    Dalton    Georgia    1963    
    state supported    chartered by the Board of Regents as the 24th unit of the University System of Georgia; name change to Dalton College in 1987 and to Dalton State College in 1998    http://www.daltonstate.edu/about/history.htm    
DeKalb College    Clarkston    Georgia    1964    
    state supported    name change to Georgia Perimeter College after 1997    http://www.gpc.edu/    
Elizabeth Mather College of Liberal, Fine and Practical Arts    Atlanta    Georgia    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10    
Emanuel County Junior College    Atlanta    Georgia    1973    
    state supported    name change to East Georgia College in 1988    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Georgia_College    
Emory Junior College    Valdosta    Georgia    1928    1953    
    operated by Emory University; facilities became part of Valdosta State University    http://emoryhistory.emory.edu/enigmas/valdosta.htm    
Flint River Technical College    Thomaston    Georgia    1963    
    state supported    founded as Upson County Area Vocational-Technical School;  name change to Upson Technical Institute in 1988 and to Flint River Technical Institute in 1989; name change to Flint River Technical College in July 2000; combined with Griffin Technical College to become Southern Crescent Technical College in July 2010    http://www.sctech.edu/about/history.php    
Floyd Junior College    Rome    Georgia    1970    
    state supported    opened new campus in Cartersville, GA in 2005 and changed name to Georgia Highlands College    www.highlands.edu    
Freddie Shipp College    Cordele    Georgia    1893    1894    
    http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
Furlow Masonic Female College    Americus    Georgia    1859    1879    
    Rev. Creed Fulton, president, established by Americus Lodge #13, F. & A.M., with $1,000 contributions from Timothy M. Furlow, Allen S. Cutts and Willis A. Hawkins (site of Furlow Grammar at College and Jackson), Sara Pickett and Mattie Scott, first graduates    http://www.sumtercountyhistory.com/history/1540_1914.htm
Steiger's Educational Directory, 1878    
Georgia Baptist College      Macon    Georgia    
    1956    
    see entry for Central City College    http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing    Atlanta    Georgia    1901    2001    Baptist    founded as Tabernacle Infirmary and Training School for Christian Nurses; changed name to Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1912; changed name to Georgia Baptist College of Nursing 1988; merged with Mercer University 2001      March 23, 2001 Chronicle of Higher Education
http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
Georgia College of Eclectic Medicine and Surgery    Atlanta    Georgia    
    
    Haller, John S.  Kindly Medicine: Physio-medicalism in America, 1836-1911, 1997.    
Georgia Female College    Madison    Georgia    1849    1884    
    Chartered as Madison Collegiate Institute; changed name to Georgia Female College in 1850     http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
Georgia Female College    Macon    Georgia    1836    
    Methodist    became Wesleyan Female College in 1843 and Wesleyan College after 1919    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.    
Georgia Masonic Female College    Covington    Georgia    
    
    Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South. 1909.    
Georgia Normal & Agricultural College    Albany    Georgia    1903    
    
    founded as Alabama Bible & Manual Training Institute; name changed to Georgia Normal & Agricultural College in 1917, then to Albany State College in 1943 and to Albany State University in 1966    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.    
Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth    Savannah    Georgia    1890    
    state supported    became Georgia State College in 1931, Savannah State College in 1950, and Savanah State University after 1996    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.    
Georgia State Agricultural College    Madison    Georgia    
    
    http://www.usg.edu/inst/
http://www.usg.edu/pubs/bor70th/BOR70.pdf    
Griffin Female College    Griffin    Georgia    1830    1888    Flint River Baptist Association     started as Griffin Collegiate Seminary    http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
Griffin Technical College    Griffin    Georgia    1963    
    state supported    founded as the Griffin-Spalding County Area Vocational Technical School; name change to Griffin Technical Institute in 1987 and to Griffin Technical College in July 2000; combined with Flint River Technical College to become Southern Crescent Technical College in July 2010    http://www.sctech.edu/about/history.php    
Herzig College - Atlanta    Atlanta    Georgia    1979    
    proprietary    acquired Massey Business College; name change to Herzig University in March 2009    http://www.herzing.edu/about_herzing/    
Hightower College    Cumming    Georgia    1893    1908    Baptist    founded as Hightower College; changed name to Hightower Institute in 1894; sometimes called Hightower Baptist Institute or Hightower Baptist College    http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
Houston Female College    Perry    Georgia    1853    1896    Baptist    founded as Perry Baptist Female Seminary; changed name to Houston Female College in 1854     http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
J. S. Green College    Demerest    Georgia    1897    
    
    founded as J. and S. Green Collegiate Institute, name changed in 1899 to J.S. Green College; initially looked to Methodist Churches for support, but after 1901 received support from American Missionary Board of the Congregational Church; adopted name of Piedmont College in 1903    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
www.piedmont.edu    
Jefferson Business College    
    Georgia    
    
    
    www.gnpec.org    
Joe Brown College    Dalton    Georgia    
    
    1880's    http://www.daltonstate.edu/about/history.htm    
Kerr Business College    Augusta    Georgia    1981    2009    proprietary    began at 2623 Washington Road on May 1, 1983; 2528 Center West Parkway after 1996; name change to Savannah River College in 2005    http://www.wrdw.com/schools/headlines/49535292.html    
Lamar College    Clarkson    Georgia    1912    
    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.    
Lanier University    Atlanta    Georgia    1917    1922    
    founded by Charles Lewis Fowler, president, under self-perpetuating Baptist board of trustees; 176 students (1917-1918); 16 graduates (1918); 35 faculty members 1919; occupied temporary quarters at 615 Peachtree Street in 1917; occupied permanent building at University Drive and Spring Valley Lane in 1919; Ku Klux Klan assumed ownership with William J. Simons, president 1921; fewer than 25 student (1922); 9 faculty members (1922); $53,000 total assets (1922); declared bankruptcy and EX 1922; building now occupied by Congregation Shearith Israel    http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
LeVert College    Talbotton    Georgia    1858    
    
    Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South. 1909.    
Macon Junior College    Macon    Georgia    1968    
    state supported    name change to Macon College in 1987 and to Macon State College in 1996    http://www.maconstate.edu/about/history.aspx    
Macon Technical Institute    Macon    Georgia    1966    
    state supported    founded as Macon-Area Vocational Technical School; name changed to Macon Technical Institute in 1987; name changed to Central Georgia Technical College in 2000    http://www.centralgatech.edu/general/history.html    
Marist College    Atlanta    Georgia    1901    1912    Society of Mary    continues as a high school today; only conferred one college degree before closing of college department    www.archatl.com/    
Marshall College    Griffin    Georgia    1853    1866    
    http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
Massey College    Atlanta    Georgia    1949    
Meadows College of Business    
    Georgia    
    
    www.gnpec.org    
Methodist College    Madison    Georgia    
    
    Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South. 1909.    
Monroe College    Forsyth    Georgia    
    
    see entry for Tift College    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Blandon.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.    
Moore's Southern Business University    Atlanta    Georgia    1858    
    
    Steiger's Educational Directory, 1878.    
Mount Enon College    Mount Enon    Georgia    1807    1811    
    http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
New Ebenezer College    Cochran    Georgia    1887    1902    
    http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
Norman College    Norman Park    Georgia    1900    1971    
    founded as Norman Institute; changed name to Norman Junior College in 1928; changed name to Norman College in 1931    http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
North Georgia Baptist College    Morganton    Georgia    1900    1925    Baptist    changed name to Morganton Institute in 1920    http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm    
North Metro Technical College    Acworth    Georgia    1988    
    state supported    founded as North Metro Technical Institute by Bartow County Board of Education; in September 2000, the school was officially renamed North Metro Technical College after the passage by the State of Georgia Legislature of HB1187 and approval by the State Board of Technical and Adult Education; merged with Chattahoochee and Appalachian Technical Colleges on July 1, 2009 as new Chattachoochee Technical College    http://www.chattahoocheetech.edu/    
Northwestern Technical College    Rock Spring    Georgia    1966    
    state supported    founded as Walker County Area Vocational-Technical School; merged with Coosa Valley Technical College to form Georgia Northwestern Technical College in July 2009    http://www.gntc.edu/    
Oglethorpe Medical College    Savannah    Georgia    
    
    
    
People's National University    Atlanta    Georgia    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10    
Phillips College    Atlanta    Georgia    
    
    www.ed-oha.org/cases/1991-96-sa.html    
Pio Nono College    Macon    Georgia    1887    
    
    
    
Reformed Medical College of Georgia    Macon    Georgia    1845    1916    
    see entry for Southern Botanico-Medical College; suspended operations in 1861 and re-opened in 1867; changed name in 1874 to American College of Medicine; merged with Georgia Eclectic College in 1881 until closure in 1916    Haller, John. Kindly Medicine: Physio-Medicalism in America 1836-1911. 1997.    
Reinhardt College    Waleska    Georgia    1884    
    United Methodist    founded as Reinhardt Academy; Rev. James T. Linn served as first president; accredited as a two-year college in 1953; awarded first bachelor's degree in 1994; name change to Reinhardt University effective June 1, 2010    http://www.reinhardt.edu/    
Savannah Medical College    Savannah    Georgia    1855    
    
    
    
Savannah Technical College    Savannah    Georgia    1929    
    public    founded as the Opportunity School; later, combined with the Harris Area Trade School to become the Savannah Area Vocational-Technical School in 1959; name changed to Savannah Technical Institute in 1990;    http://www.savannahtech.edu/cwo/About_STC/History    
South Georgia College    Douglas    Georgia    1906    
    state supported    founded as the Eleventh District Agricultural and Mechanical School;  became the state’s first state supported two-year college in 1927;  in 1932 joined 25 other institutions to become original members of the University System of Georgia under the governance of the Board of Regents; name change to South Georgia College in 1936;    http://www.sgc.edu/discover/history_of_the_college.html    
South Georgia Male and Female College    Dawson    Georgia    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10    
South Georgia State Normal College    Valdosta    Georgia    1906    
    state supported    became Georgia State Womans College in 1922 and Valdosta State College in 1950    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.    
South Georgia Teachers College    Statesboro    Georgia    1906    
    state supported    founded as First District Agricultural & Mechanical High School; name changed to Georgia Normal School in 1924; to South Georgia Teachers College in 1929; to Georgia Teachers College in 1939; to Georgia Southern College in 1959; to Georgia Southern University in 1990    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.    
Southeastern Christian College    Auburn    Georgia    1915    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.    
Southeastern Nazarene College    Donaldsville    Georgia    1912    1918    
    founded by T.J. Shingler; merged with Trevecca Nazarene College, TN in 1919    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
http://www.trevecca.edu/    
Southern Botanico-Medical College    Forsyth    Georgia    1839    
    
    moved to Macon, GA in 1845 where it opened as the Reformed Medical College of Georgia    Blackmar, Frank W. "The History of Federal and State Aid to Higher Education in the United States," in Herbert B. Adams, ed.  Contributions to American Educational History. 1890.
Haller, John. Kindly Medicine: Physio-Medicalism in America 1836-1911. 1997.    
Southern Catholic College    Dawsonville    Georgia    2000    2010    Catholic    
    http://www.ncregister.com/site/print_article/22081/    
Southern College of Pharmacy    Atlanta    Georgia    
    
    merged with Mercer University in 1959    http://swilley.mercer.edu/SSOPHIST/default.htm    
Southern Female College    LaGrange    Georgia    1842    1934    
    begun as LaGrange Female Seminary; changed name to LaGrange Collegiate Seminary for Young Ladies 1850; changed name to Southern and Western Female College 1852; changed name to Southern Female College 1854; sometimes called Western Georgia Female College;   informally called Cox College by the 1890s; moved to Manchester, later College Park 1895; sometimes called Cox College and Conservatory by 1913; closed 1923-1933; reopened 1933; part of college moved to East Point, Georgia in 1890's    www.trouparchives.org/educatn.html
Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm     
Southern Masonic College    Covington    Georgia    
    
    www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/gahistmarkers/oxfordhistmarker.htm    
Southern Medical College    Atlanta    Georgia    1878    1898    
    merged with Atlanta Medical College to form Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons    http://www.whsc.emory.edu/historical_timeline.cfm    
St. Stanislaus College    Macon    Georgia    
    Jesuit    
    
    
State Teachers & Agricultural College    Forsyth    Georgia    1902    
    
    The Fort Valley High and Industrial School, chartered in 1895, and the State Teachers and Agricultural College of Forsyth were consolidated in 1939 to form Fort Valley State College. It became Fort Valley State University in June 1996.    http://www.fvsu.edu/about/history    
Swainsboro Technical College    Swainsboro    Georgia    1963    
    state supported    founded as Swainsboro Area Vocational Technical School ; converted to state governance in 1987 and changed name to Swainsboro Technical Institute; changed name in 2000 to Swainsboro Technical College; merged with Southeastern Technical College in July 2009    http://www.southwestgatech.edu/    
Synodical College for Women    Griffin    Georgia    
    Presbyterian    was located on four acres where Taylor Street Middle School stood    http://www.presbychurchgriffin.org/History.htm    
Third District Agricultural & Mechanical College    Americus    Georgia    1906    
    state supported    founded as Third District Agricultural & Mechanical School; name changed to Third District Agricultural & Mechanical College in 1926; to Georgia Southwestern College in 1932 and to Georgia Southwestern State University in 1996    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.    
Thornbury College    Atlanta    Georgia    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10    
Tift College    Forsyth    Georgia    1847    1986    Georgia Baptist Convention    Founded as a private liberal arts institution for women as Forsyth Female Collegiate Institute; changed name to Monroe Female [or Feminine] University in 1857; changed name to Monroe Female College in 1874; changed name to Bessie Tift College 1907; changed name to Tift College 1956; merged with Mercer University in 1986 and campus was closed; used to house some athletes for 1996 Atlanta Olympics; Ebon Academy, 1995-1997; proposal in GA legislature to use for headquarters of GA Department of Corrections beginning in 2009    www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/gahistmarkers/tiftcollegehistmarker.htm
http://tarver.mercer.edu/archives/sc.php/Holdings/educational_institutions.htm
"Perdue has plan for former Tift College campus," Macon, GA Telegraph, January 10, 2006.    
Watterson College    Atlanta    Georgia    
    1990    
    
    
West Central Technical College    Waco    Georgia    
    state supported    merged with West Georgia Technical College in 2009    http://www.westgatech.edu/    
Woman's College of Georgia    Milledgeville    Georgia    1889    
    
    chartered as Georgia Normal and Industrial College; in 1922 became Georgia State College for Women; change to Woman's College of Georgia in 1961; became co-ed in 1967 and changed name to Georgia College; became Georgia College and State University after 1996    http://www.gcsu.edu/about/history.html
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.    
Young's College    Thomasville    Georgia    1868    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Jones, Charles E. Education in Georgia.  Washington, DC: Gov't Printing Office, 1889. Also available through Google Books.    

    
    
    
    

    

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