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

College Name    City    State    Start Date    End Date    Affiliation    Other Information    Source
Abingdon College    Abingdon    Illinois    1855    1885    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    Cummins gives 1853 as date of founding; established by Patrick H. Murphy and John C. Reynolds, graduates of Bethany College (VA); enrolled 1,087 students in first six years; discord surrounding president J. W. Butler, led to merger and movement of records to Eureka College    http://abingdonhistory.home.att.net/Content/Framesethome.htm
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Abingdon College Normal    Abingdon    Illinois    
    
    property of former Abingdon College purchased by a Prof. Summers who operated an institution for a couple of years    http://abingdonhistory.home.att.net/Content/Framesethome.htm
Advocate Kutsch College of Nursing    Chicago    Illinois    
    2002    
    STUDENT RECORDS are located at: Advocate Masonic Medical Center, 836 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago IL 60657    http://www.ncahlc.org
Almira College    Greenville    Illinois    1855    
    Baptist    property purchased by Free Methodists in 1892 to be used when starting Greenville College    http://208.197.163.184/E_Books/FreeMeth/hfmc/Vol_2/2hfmc_19.htm
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
American College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery    Chicago    Illinois    1900    1913    
    Name changed to Littlejohn College and Hospital, January 1909    http://history.aoa-net.org/Education/collegehist.htm
American College of Physical Education    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    affiliated with DePaul University in 1946    http://www.lib.depaul.edu/speccoll/chrono3.htm
http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatA.htm
American Medical Missionary College    Chicago    Illinois    1895    
    
    outgrowth of classes started at Battle Creek Sanitarium in 1878; AMMC was chartered in Illinois in 1895 and students received their education in both Battle Creek and in Chicago; merged with Illinois State University    http://www.llu.edu/info/legacy/index.html
Ansgar College    Galesburg    Illinois    1879    
    
    a predecesor to North Park University    http://campus.northpark.edu/esl/curric.html
Aquinas Institute of Theology    River Forest    Illinois    
    1972    
    
Assisi College    Joliet    Illinois    1925    
    Sisters of Saint Francis of Mary Immaculate    name changed to College of St. Francis in 1930, now University of St. Francis    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Augustana College & Seminary    Chicago    Illinois    1860    
    Lutheran    moved to Paxton, IL in 1863; name changed to Augustana Seminary and Marshall Academy in 1869 after move to Marshall, WI and to Beloit,IA in 1881, then operated in several South Dakota towns after 1884    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Austin College    Effingham    Illinois    1891    1905    
    successor to Effingham Collegiate Institute and Conservatory of Music; campus was on four acres of land bounded now by Crawford Avenue, Park Street, Lawrence Avenue and Banker Street; by 1903 approx. 3,000 students had attended and the institution granted 150 bachelors' degrees; in June 1903 building and grounds were sold to the Christian Churches of Illinois and continued operation for two years; W.L. Bissell then purchased the college and it became part of the Illinois College of Photography that operated until 1931; fire destroyed the building in 1937    www.bbonline.com/il/garnethall/
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
www.effingham.com/kperkins/austin_college.htm
Barat College    Lake Forest    Illinois    1858    2005    Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus    founded in Chicago as Sacred Heart Academy; relocated to Lake Forest in 1904 and served as foundation for Barat College that opened in 1918; merged with DePaul University in 2001; decision by DePaul's trustees to close the isnstitution June 2005    March 23, 2001 and February 12, 2004 Chronicle of Higher Education;
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
www.woodlands.lfc.edu
Bedford Male and Female College    Bedford    Illinois    1869    
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Bennett Medical School    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    affiliated with Loyola University    http://www.meddean.luc.edu/prospective/history.htm
Berean College    Jacksonville    Illinois    1854    1861    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    organized by Jonathan Atkinson; a theological controversy involving President Walter Scott Russell led to closure    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Bloomington Female College    Bloomington    Illinois    
    
    www.geocities.com/possumlover3/GENEALOGY/THAYER/ILLINOIS/ill_misc_vitals.html
Broadview College and Theological Seminary    La Grange    Illinois    
    1934    
    merged with Emmanuel Missionary College, Berrien Springs, Michigan    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatB.htm
Brown's Business College    Centralia, Peoria, and other cities    Illinois    
    
    chain that evolved from Jacksonville (IL) Business College and grew to include twenty-two institutions    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatB.htm
http://www.prairiebuilding.com/history.htm
Carbondale College    Carbondale    Illinois    1859    1860    Presbyterian    classes held in rooms above a store; after a few terms the school ceased to function    http://www.iltrails.org/jackson/c13.htm
Catherine College    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    
Central Illinois Female College    Abingdon    Illinois    
    Methodist    see entry for Hedding College    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatH.htm
Central YMCA College    Chicago    Illinois    
    1945    
    split let to founding of Roosevelt University    www.ymca.net/about/cont/history.htm
Central YMCA Community College    Chicago    Illinois    1960    1983    
    
Chaddock College    Quincy    Illinois    1853    1900    Methodist Episcopal    founded as German & English College; name changed to Chaddock College to honor the benefactor Charles Chaddock of Astoria, IL; on September 12, 1900 the name was changed to Chaddock Boys School; it served as an orphanage for periods of time and also served many girls; in the early 1920's became a military school; the military curriculum was eventually phased out; photos from the mid-1950's show children in military uniforms; in 1960 the focus officially changed to become a home for dependent neglected boys; in 1982 the program was updated to include residential treatment for girls and it became Chaddock, officially dropping "boys school" from the name    www.chaddock.org/about/heritage.html
Chicago Christian College    Chicago    Illinois    1931    1937    
    www.calvin.edu/125th/dutch/schedule.htm
Chicago College of Jewish Studies    Chicago    Illinois    1925    
    Jewish    renamed Spertus College of Judaica in 1970 and Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in 1993; evolved to become Jewish Studies departments at a number of Chicago institutions    Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery    Chicago    Illinois    
    1918    
    purchased by Loyola University in 1918    http://www.meddean.luc.edu/prospective/history.htm
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Chicago Correspondence Bible College    Chicago    Illinois    1904    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Chicago Female College    Chicago    Illinois    1875    
    
    founded by Gilbert Thayer at Morgan Park; Thayer served as president for fifteen years; absorbed into University of Chicago preparatory department    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10;
www.geocities.com/possumlover3/GENEALOGY/THAYER/ILLINOIS/ill_misc_vitals.html
Chicago Homeopathic Medical College    Chicago    Illinois    1876    1905    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
www.wholehealthnow.com/homeopathy_pro/homeopathy_1875_1899.html
Chicago Kindergarten College    Chicago    Illinois    1891    
    
    founded as Miss Harrison's Training School in 1886; renamed Chicago Kindergarten Training School in 1889 and Kindergarten College in 1891; later National Kindergarten College and after several more name changes now operates at National-Louis University    http://nlu.nl.edu/nlu_nce/ncate/ncate_standards/Introduction/
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Chicago Medical College    Chicago    Illinois    
    1870    
    later became Northwestern University Medical School    http://www.meddean.luc.edu/prospective/history.htm
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
College of Microscopy    Wesmont    Illinois    1958    
    
    founded by McCrone Group; name change to Hooke College of Applied Science after July 1, 2010    http://www.hookecollege.com/
Chicago Musical College    Chicago    Illinois    1867    
    
    founded as Chicago Academy of Music; name changed to CMC in 1872; merged with Roosevelt University School of Music in 1954, operating as Chicago College of Performing Arts since 1997    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Chicago Normal College    Chicago    Illinois    1867    
    
    founded as Cook County Normal School; later named Chicago Normal School in 1896, Chicago Normal College in 1913, Chicago Teacher's College in 1938 and then, Illinois Teachers College in 1965; now Chicago State University after 1971    www.petersons.com/blackcolleges/profiles/Chicago_State.html
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Chicago Physico-Medical College    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Chicago Teachers College    Chicago    Illinois    1869    
    
    established as Cook County Normal School, became Chicago Normal School in 1896, Chicago Teachers College in 1910, Chicago Normal College in 1913, Chicago Teachers College in 1938, Illinois Teachers College Chicago-South in 1965, Chicago State College in 1967 and Chicago State University in 1971    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Chicago Teachers College, North Side    Chicago    Illinois    1949    
    state supported    name change to Illinois Teachers College: Chicago North in 1965; to Northeastern Illinois State College in 1967; to Northeastern Illinois University in 1971    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Chicago Technical College    Chicago    Illinois    1904    1977    
    
College of Physicians and Surgeons    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    later University of Illinois Medical School    http://www.meddean.luc.edu/prospective/history.htm
College of Saint Thomas Aquinas    River Forest    Illinois    1939    
    Dominican Fathers of the Province of Saint Albert the Great    separated from School of Philosophy and moved to Dubuque, IA in 1951; became The Dominican College of Saint Rose of Lima in 1950; reorganized as Aquinas Institute of Philosophy and Theology in 1961; renamed Aquinas Institute of Theology in 1970 with merger of branches    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Crane Junior College    Chicago    Illinois    1911    1933    public    reopened in 1934 as Herzl Junior College, later part of City Colleges of Chicago    www.ccc.edu/aboutccc/history.shtml
Creal Springs College    Creal Springs    Illinois    1884    1916    
    associated with Baptists after 1894    http://1th6.k12.il.us/schools/creal/seminary.htm
De Lourdes College    Des Plaines    Illinois    1951    1987    Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth    
    
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Decatur College    Decatur    Illinois    1902    
    
    www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Evans.htm
Divine Word Seminary    Techny    Illinois    
    1972    
    
Dixon College    Dixon    Illinois    1881    1855    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
www.leecountyhistory.com/articles/940120.htm
Dunham Medical College    Chicago    Illinois    1895    1902    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
www.wholehealthnow.com/homeopathy_pro/homeopathy_1875_1899.html
http://www.homeoint.org/history/king/3-03.htm
Elgin Business College    Elgin    Illinois    1893    1905    proprietary    opened by Walter H. Callow and merged with Ellis Business College in 1905    www.elginhistory.com/dgb/ch12.htm
Ellis Business College    Elgin    Illinois    1900    1968    proprietary    opened on Douglas Avenue, later relocated in the Town Block and in 1915 occupied part of a building at the corner of Spring and Division; the founder Frank Ellis sold out in 1919; in 1925 Ellis absorbed Metropolitan Business College    www.elginhistory.com/dgb/ch12.htm
Elgin Watchmakers College    Elgin    Illinois    1920    1960    
    established by Elgin National Watch Company    www.elginhistory.com/dgb/ch12.htm
Emerson Junior College    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Evanston College for Ladies    Evanston    Illinois    
    
    founded as Northwestern Female College; merged with Northwestern Univ in 1873    http://www.northwestern.edu/about/history/vision.html
Ewing College    Ewing    Illinois    1867    
    Baptist    
    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Felician College    Chicago    Illinois    1926    
    Sisters of Saint Felix    later, Montay College    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Franklin Medical College    St. Charles    Illinois    1842    1849    
    founded by George W. Richard; possibly the first medical school in Illinois    http://www.st-charles.lib.il.us/history/franklin.htm
General Medical College    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatG.htm
George Williams College    Chicago / Downer's Grove    Illinois    1884    
    
    successor to YMCA Training School, becoming YMCA College in 1913 and George Williams College in 1892; later in 1992  became part of Aurora University in Aurora, IL    www.ymca.net/about/cont/history.htm
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
German & English College    Quincy    Illinois    1854    1864    German Methodist Episcopal Church    English portion of the college ceased operation in 1863; summer 1864 it was decided to establish new institution and site in Warrenton, Missouri was selected & became Central Wesleyan College    http://library.truman.edu/manuscripts/cwc_contents.htm
Graduate Teachers College of Winnetka    Winnetka    Illinois    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatG.htm
Greer College    Hoopeston    Illinois    
    
    after closure became a high school and is currently John Greer Grade School    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatG.htm
Harvey Medical College    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatH.htm
Hedding College    Abingdon    Illinois    1857    1926    Methodist    chartered as Hedding Seminary and Central Illinois Female College using facilities of former Abingdon College; after 1875 known as Hedding College; in 1930 records transferred to Illinois Wesleyan University    http://abingdonhistory.home.att.net/Content/Framesethome.htm
Hering Medical College    Chicago    Illinois    1892    1915    
    www.wholehealthnow.com/homeopathy_pro/homeopathy_1875_1899.html
Hillsboro College    Carthage    Illinois    1847    1852    Lutheran    founded as The Literary and Technological Institute of the Lutheran Church of the Far West; moved to Springfield, IL and assumed name of Illinois State University; considered a predecessor to Carthage College    www.carthage.edu/about/history.html
Solberg.  Lutheran Higher Education in North America.  1985.
Illinois Agricultural College    Irvington    Illinois    1866    
    
    in 1887 title to college and land was transferred to the state; property was sold with proceeds given to Southern Illinois Normal University and Irvington College.  Hudelson Baptist Orphanage later occupied the campus.    www.historyillinois.org/frames/markers/149.htm
Illinois College of Law    Chicago    Illinois    1897    
    proprietary    founded by Howard N. Ogden; affiliated with Jefferson Park College in 1908; added JD degree in 1909; added separate evening program as the Illinois Law School; negotiated merger with DePaul University in 1912 and DePaul gained complete ownership upon Ogden's death in 1915    Goodchild, Lester F.  The College of Law's First Thirty Years.  DePaul University Magazine (Summer 1987): 14-30.
Illinois College of Photography    Effingham    Illinois    1905    1931    
    purchased campus of Austin College    www.bbonline.com/il/garnethall/
Illinois Female College    Jacksonville    Illinois    1847    
    
    founded as Illinois Conference Female College; name shortened to Illinois Female College in 1863; changed to Illinois Woman's College in 1899 and to MacMurray College for Women in 1930; in 1955 trustees established MacMurray College for Men    www.mac.edu/campus/timeline
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Illinois Holiness University    Olivet    Illinois    1908    
    Church of the Nazarene    later renamed Olivet College in 1923 and in 1986 to Olivet Nazarene University    http://www.nazarene.org/ansr/articles/ingersol_98.html
http://education.olivet.edu/undergraduate/mission_/history.htm
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Illinois Industrial University    Urbana    Illinois    1867    
    state supported    name changed to University of Illinois in 1885    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Illinois Soldiers' College    Fulton    Illinois    1861    
    
    Col. D. S. Covert opened initial military academy and conducted it for five years; in 1866 the Illinois Soldiers' College was organized to enable disabled soldiers of Illinois regiments to continue their education. Col. Leander H. Potter was president, and remained in charge until 1873; the name was changed to Northern Illinois College; Rev. W. D. F. Lummis was
president until 1875, followed by J. W. Hubbard, Allen A. Griffith (until in 1879); then, A. M. Hansen;    
Illinois State Normal College    Normal    Illinois    1857    
    state supported    now Illinois State University    www.ilstu.edu
Illinois State University    Springfield    Illinois    1852    1869    Lutheran    successor to Hillsboro College; predecessor to Carthage College that opened in 1870 in Carthage, IL; Carthage College continued to operate in Illinois until 1962 when it moved to Kenosha, WI; John Hay, Lincoln's private secretary, biographer and later U.S. ambassador to England and Secreatary of State, was an alum of ISU    www.carthage.edu/about/history.html
Solberg.  Lutheran Higher Education in North America.  1985.
Immaculata College    Bartlett    Illinois    1955    1969    
    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Immaculate Conception College    Oconomowoc    Illinois    
    Sisters of Saint Francis of the Immaculate Conception    founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students    www.redemptorists-denver.org/archives/transcripts.html
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Jaeger College    
    Illinois    
    Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart    founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Jenner Medical College    Chicago    Illinois    1892    
    
    http://www.ourfamilyties.net/History/Jenner.htm
Jubilee College    Brimfield    Illinois    1839    1862    Episcopal    building and grounds are now operated as a state park    http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/jubilee.htm
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
La Salle-Peru-Oglesby Junior College    La Salle    Illinois    1924    
    
    
Lane Junior College    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Le Clerc College    Belleville    Illinois    
    1949    Sisters of Notre Dame    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
Lewis College    Romeoville    Illinois    1932    
    Catholic    founded under direction of Chicago Archdiocese as Holy Name Technical School; in 1934, incorporated as Lewis Holy Name Technical School; in 1935, became Lewis Holy Name School of Aeronautics; by 1949, women were admitted and high school classes were discontinued; renamed Lewis College of Science and Technology; granted first baccalaureate degrees in 1952; Brothers of Christian Schools assumed leadership of the institution in 1960; name change to Lewis College in 1962; though unsuccessful, the name of Lewis-St. Francis of Illinois was used during the 1970-71 academic year and reflected a conversation at the time about a possible merger; name changed to Lewis University in 1973    http://www.lewisu.edu/welcome/lewis.htm
Lincoln Christian College    Lincoln    Illinois    1944    
    independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ    founded as Lincoln Bible Institute; renamed Lincoln Christian College in 1967; name change to Lincoln Christian College and Seminary in 1984; name change to Lincoln Christian University on Sept. 1, 2009    www.lincolnchristian.edu
Lincoln Open University    Lombard    Illinois    
    1975    
    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Lind University    Chicago    Illinois    1857    
    
    name change to Lake Forest University in 1865, then Lake Forest College after 1965    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Lombard College    Galesburg    Illinois    1851    1930    
    originally Illinois Liberal Institute; a Universalist Divinity School opened in 1881 in Chicago; the divinity school merged with Meadville Theological School to form Meadville Lombard after the undergraduate college closed during the Great Depression; sold to Knox College    www.thezephyr.com/backtrack/lombard.htm
www.meadville.edu/history.html
Mallinckrodt College    Wilmette    Illinois    1825    
    Sisters of Christian Charity    purchased by Loyola University in 1999    www.luc.edu/orgs/phoenix/sept26mall.htm
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Maria Junior College    Chicago    Illinois    
    Sisters of Saint Casimir    founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students; successor of Saint Casimir Junior College    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Marian Hills College    Hinsdale    Illinois    1926    1931    Marian Fathers    
    www.lituanus.org/1992_3/92_3_01.htm
Marshall College    Henry    Illinois    1855    
    Episcopal    Burke lists as Episcopalian, though may've been "Methodist Episcopal"    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Maryknoll College    Glen Ellyn    Illinois    1949    1971    
    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Mayfair College    Chicago    Illinois    1961    1976    public    successor to Amundsen High School evening college; predecesor to Harry S. Truman College    http://www.trumancollege.cc/visitors/history.php
Mayo College of Commerce    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
McDonough College    Macomb    Illinois    1830's    1840's    
    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
McKendree College    Lebanon    Illinois    1828    
    Methodist    founded as Lebanon Seminary; name changed to McKendree College in 1830 and to McKendree University in 2007    http://www.mckendree.edu/
Mendota College    Mendota    Illinois    1857    
    Lutheran    operated by Norther Illinois Synod, originally a women's seminary, coeducational by 1860    Solberg.  Lutheran Higher Education in North America.  1985.
Mendota College    Mendota    Illinois    1893    
    Advent Christian Church    name changed in 1911, now Aurora University    www.aurora.edu/prospective/history.html
Mennonite College of Nursing    Bloomington    Illinois    1919    
    founded as Mennonite Hospital School of Nursing; Mennonite College of Nursing after 1982; merged with Illinois State University in 1999, retaining name    http://www.mcn.ilstu.edu/about/index.shtml
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Methodist Medical Center of Illinois School of Nursing    Peoria    Illinois    1900    
    in fall 2002 became Methodist Medical Center of Illinois College of Nursing and changed from a diploma-granting school of nursing to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution    http://www.mmci.org/education.asp
Metropolitan Community College    East St. Louis    Illinois    1969    1998    
    initially State Community College; operated as Metropolitan Community College from 1996-1998; re-opened as East St Louis Community College Center in 1999 with the same buildings and address, but with much renovation. Currently hosting classes from the following colleges: Southwestern Illinois College, Kaskaskia College, Shawnee Community College; oversight by Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market and the Illinois Community College Board.    http://www.eslccc.com/
Midwest College of Engineering    Wheaton    Illinois    1967    
    
    founded by Dr. Alva C. Todd; in 1986 merged with Illinois Institute of Technology, which led to IIT's west-suburban Rice Campus that opened in 1991.    http://www.rice.iit.edu/mce.html
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Montay College    Chicago    Illinois    1926    1995    Sisters of Saint Felix    previously Felician College    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Monticello College    Godfrey    Illinois    1838    1971    
    campus acquired by Lewis & Clark Community College    http://www.lc.cc.il.us/virtual_campus.nsf/dd5cab6801f1723585256474005327c8/65dfed593ad136018625676e0057e519?OpenDocument
Mount Morris College    Mount Morris    Illinois    1884    1932    Church of the Brethren    Rock River Seminary, the first institution of higher education in northern Illinois was established by the Methodist Church in 1839.  It closed in 1879 due to financial difficulty.  The Church of the Brethren then purchased the campus and opened Mount Morris Seminary and Collegiate Institute.  In 1884 name changed to Mount Morris College.  Merged with Manchester College.    www.historyillinois.org/frames/markers/231.htm
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Mundelein College    Chicago    Illinois    
    1991    Sisters of Charity, BVM    now operating as unit of Loyola University of Chicago since 1991    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
National Kindergarten College    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    see entry for Chicago Kindergarten College    http://nlu.nl.edu/nlu_nce/ncate/ncate_standards/Introduction/
North Campus of Chicago Teachers College    Chicago    Illinois    1957    
    state supported    became Illinois Teachers College Chicago-North in 1965, Northeastern Illinois State College in 1967,a nd Northeastern Illinois University in 1971    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Northern Illinois College of Ophthalmology and Optometry    Chicago    Illinois    1872    
    
    became Northern Illinois College of Optometry in 1926, after merger with Needles Institute of Optometry; adopted name of Illinois College of Optometry after 1955 merger with Chicago College of Optometry    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Northern Illinois University    Fulton    Illinois    1861    
    
    see entry for Illinois Soldiers College    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Northwestern Female College    Evanston    Illinois    
    
    later Evanston College for Ladies; merged with Northwestern Univ in 1873    http://www.northwestern.edu/about/history/vision.html
Olivet College    Olivet    Illinois    
    Church of the Nazarene    now Olivet Nazarene University after fire in 1939, the institution relocated to a property formerly owned by Viator College; for a time the property in Olivet was operated as a seminary and retreat center by the La Salette Fathers; an academy known as St. Joseph's (begun in 1974 north of Detroit, MI) moved to Olivet in September 2005 and operates as Notre Dame de La Salette Boys Academy    www.olivet.edu/about/history/history.html
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996
http://lasaletteboysacademy.org/
Oregon Bible College    Oregon    Illinois    1939    1991    Church of God    originated from Bible Training School operated by National Bible Institution from 1923 to 1932; relocated to Morrow, Georgia in 1991 as Atlanta Bible College    www.abc-coggc.org/ABC/history.htm
Parks Air College    Cahokia    Illinois    1927    1998    
    during WW II era, Parks and its subsidiaries were responjsible for training one out of every ten U.S. Army Air Corps pilots plus thousands of aircraft mechanics; college given to St. Louis University in 1946 as Parks College of Aeronautical Technology    1998 Data Book on Illinois Higher Education
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
www.slu.edu/sluhistory/scene15.html
Pastor's College    Champaign    Illinois    1908    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Patriots National University    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
People's Junior College    Chicago    Illinois    1932    
    
    opened by Jewish People's Institute during Great Depression with faculty who had been laid off from Crane Junior College    www.huc.edu/aja/seman.htm
www.siop.org/Presidents/Stagner.htm
Pestalozzi Froebel Teachers College    Chicago    Illinois    1896    1971    
    merged with Columbia College of Chicago in 1928, merger dissolved in 1944    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Plainfield College    Plainfield    Illinois    1861    1869    
    name change to North-Western College in 1864; moved to Naperville in 1870 and renamed North Central College after 1926    http://www.plainfield-il.org/history_of_plainfield.htm
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Pleasantview Lutheran College    Ottawa    Illinois    1896    1935    Lutheran    the facility operated as Pleasant View Luther Retirement Home since 1937    http://www.stolaf.edu/library/archives/
Prairie College    Galesburg    Illinois    1836    
    
    name changed to Knox Manual Labor College in 1837 and to Knox College in 1857    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Presbyterian College of Christian Education    Chicago    Illinois    
    Presbyterian    merged with McCormick Theological Seminary    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatP.htm
Quincy College of Medicine    Quincy    Illinois    
    
    http://www.collphyphil.org/FIND_AID/hist/histlmh1.htm
Reliance Medical College    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    evening medical school; later incorporated into Loyola University    http://www.meddean.luc.edu/prospective/history.htm
Rock River University    Dixon    Illinois    1875    1880    
    building used in 1881 when Northern Illinois Normal School and Dixon Business College started classes    www.leecountyhistory.com/articles/940120.htm
Rosary College    River Forest    Illinois    1922    
    Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa    founded as St. Clara's College in Wisconsin; name changed to Dominican University in 1997    http://domcentral.org/dlc/opus/usstory.htm
http://www.dom.edu/about/about.html
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Ruskin College    Glen Ellyn    Illinois    1904    1906    
    Ruskin College, a liberal arts and industrial school, was established in 1899 in Trenton, Missouri. When it outgrew its facilities, it moved in 1904 to Glen Ellyn, Illinois, but burned down in 1906. It was re-established in Ruskin, Florida in 1910 and lasted until 1919, when it burned down.    www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/8428/hikeplans/ruskin/planruskin.html
Sacred Heart College for Teachers    
    Illinois    
    Dominican Sisters    founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Saint Bede College    La Salle    Illinois    1890    1967    
    
Saint Casimir Junior College    
    Illinois    
    Sisters of Saint Casimir    predecessor of Maria Junior College; founded for education of Sisters, never admitted lay students    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Saint Cyril College    Chicago    Illinois    1902    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Saint Dominic College    Saint Charles    Illinois    1963    1970    Dominican Sisters of Adrian    
    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Saint Dominic College    Saint Charles    Illinois    
    1970    
    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Francis Solano College    Quincy    Illinois    1860    
    Franciscans    later became Quincy College in 1917 and Qunicy University in 1993    www.thefriars.org/history.html
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Ignatius College    Chicago    Illinois    1870    
    Society of Jesus    became Loyola University in 1909    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Joseph College    Teutopolis    Illinois    1860    1978    Franciscans    moved in 1927 to Westmont, IL    www.thefriars.org/history.html
Saint Joseph College of Nursing    
    Illinois    
    1998    
    listed as merged with University of St. Francis    1998 Data Book on Illinois Higher Education
Saint Procopous College    Lisle    Illinois    1887    
    Benedictine Fathers    Illinois Benedictine College in 1971 and now Benedictine University    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Stanislaus College    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?cdn:1:./temp/~ammem_9xaK::
Saint Teresa College    Decatur    Illinois    1929    
    
    www.archives.nd.edu/findaids/ead/xml/ins.xml
Saint Viator College    Bourbonnais    Illinois    
    Catholic    campus acquired by Olivet Nazarene College in 1939 following a fire    Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Saint Vincent's College    Chicago    Illinois    1898    
    Catholic    name changed to DePaul University in 1907    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Sangamon State University    Springfield    Illinois    1969    
    state supported    joined with University of Illinois in July 1995 to become University of Illinois-Springfield    www.uis.edu
Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine    Chicago    Illinois    1912    2002    
    will become professional school of Finch University of Health Sciences    Chronicle of Higher Education, 9/14/01
Shurtleff College    Alton    Illinois    1827    1960    Baptist    evolved from Rock Spring Academy    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Southern Illinois Christian College    Alma    Illinois    1896    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Southern Illinois College    Carbondale    Illinois    1866    1869    Churches of Christ    property sold to city of Carbondale and served as foundation for Southern Illinois Normal University    www.ag.uiuc.edu/~mcmillan/Restlit/States/Illinois/collsout.htm
www.iltrails.org/jackson/c13.htm
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Southern Illinois College    Enfield    Illinois    1880    late 1890's    Cumberland Presbyterian    Alma mater of United States senators William E. Borah, Idaho and Wesley L. Jones, Washington. This educational institution was chartered in 1873. From the 1890's until 1935 it was a public school. It was purchased for use as a community center by the Kiwanis Club and Enfield Citizens in 1967.    www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Evans.htm;
www.prairienet.org/ishs/markers/285.htm
http://scribers.midwest.net/cbconly/enf2.htm
Sparks College    Shelbyville    Illinois    1908    
    
    
    listed on Closed College Consortium web site; however, Sparks maintains a web site at www.sparks.org
Summers College of Commerce    East St. Louis    Illinois    
    
    
    
Tolentine College    Olympia Fields    Illinois    
    1973    
    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Union College    Virginia    Illinois    
    
    http://www.cumberland.org/HFCPC/schools/Illinois.htm
University of Saint Mary's of the Lake    Mundelein    Illinois    1846    
    Sisters of Mercy    
    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
www.newadvent.org/cathen/03653a.htm
University of the City of Navoo    Navoo    Illinois    1841    1846    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints    
    Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
Western Normal College    Bushnell    Illinois    
    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Westfield College    Westfield    Illinois    1861    1914    United Brethren in Christ    founded as a seminary in 1861 and incorporated as a college in 1865; coeducational from the beginning; peak enrollment in 1909 was 160; college building destroyed by fire in 1917    www.gcah.org/ead/gcah1454.htm
www.historyillinois.org/frames/markers/347.htm
Williams & Vashti    Aledo    Illinois    
    1917    
    
Winston Churchill College    Pontiac    Illinois    
    1971    
    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Woodrow Wilson Junior College    Chicago    Illinois    1935    
    public    began at 6800 South Stewart Street as one of threep colleges in the Junior College System of the City of Chicago operated by the Chicago Board of Education; on July 1, 1966, the Board of Trustees of Community College District No. 508, County of Cook and State of Illinois, became operative under the 1966 Illinois Public Community College Act transferring control from the Chicago Board of Education to the Illinois State System of Community College Districts;  now part of the City Colleges of Chicago system; in July 1969, the name to Kennedy-King College in honor of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.; Dawson Technical Institute and Washburne Culinary Arts Program have become units of institution; moved to new campus at 63rd & Halstad in summer 2007    http://kennedyking.ccc.edu/about_history.asp
Woman's Medical College of Chicago    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    later the Woman's Medical School of Northwestern University    
Y.M.C.A. College    Chicago    Illinois    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10

    
    
    
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