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

College Name    City    State    Start Date    End Date    Affiliation    Other Information    Source
Arcadia Male and Female College    Arcadia    Louisiana    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Baton Rouge College    Baton Rouge    Louisiana    1849    1856    Catholic    Burke states that may've been St. Peter's and St. Paul's College; New Advent site refers to College of St. Paul    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
www.newadvent.org/cathen/11005b.htm
Baton Rouge College    Baton Rouge    Louisiana    
    proprietary    www.ed-oha.org/cases/1995-147sp.html    
Bell City College    Bell City    Louisiana    
    1919    
    www.snu.edu
Brescia College    
    Louisiana    
    1953    Ursuline Nuns    previously Ursuline College    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Coleman College    Gibsland    Louisiana    1888    
    Baptist    
    http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/hicks/hicks.html
College of Baton Rouge    Baton Rouge    Louisiana    1820    
    
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hindorff/college_president.htm
College of Louisiana    Jackson     Louisiana    1826    1844    Methodist    vacant campus occupied by Centenary College; Burke states that Methodists had taken over Mississippi College and brought it to the campus of the former College of Louisiana; Centenary remainded at Jackson until 1908 when it moved to Shreveport    www.crt.state.la.us/crt/parks/centen/centenary.htm
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hindorff/college_president.htm
College of Orleans    New Orleans    Louisiana    1811    1825    state supported    established on Ursuline St.; Louisiana's first college; failed after withdrawal of state support; Burke gives date of founding as 1807    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
College of Rapides    Rapides Parrish    Louisiana    1819    
    
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hindorff/college_president.htm
College of the Immaculate Conception    New Orleans    Louisiana    1852    1911    Jesuits    Burke provides starting date of 1840's; Brenner provides 1849; merged with Loyola College    www.loyno.edu/thomashall/Last150.html
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
College of the Sacred Heart    Grand Coteau    Louisiana    1939    1956    Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus    previously Grand Coteau College; Academy of the Sacred Heart established in 1821; college courses added after 1939; enrollment peaked at 100 female students in 1950 and dropped to 42 in 1956; academy continued operation after college program discontinued    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
Bradshaw, Jim.  "Students tried to save Sacred Heart College," in The Sunday Advertiser, February 4, 2007, www.theadvertiser.com.
Commonwealth College    New Llano    Louisiana    1923    
    
    moved to Mena, AR in 1924    see entry for Commonwealth College, AR
DeLisle College    
    Louisiana    
    Congregation of Sisters of the Holy Family    founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Delta Junior College    Houma    Louisiana    1989    1995    
    Louisiana Board of Regents Office of Proprietary Schools Program
Dodd College    Shreveport    Louisiana    1927    1942    Baptist    junior college for women    www.enlou.com/time/year1927.htm
Franklin College    Opelousa    Louisiana    1840's    1850's    
    Burke states that probably never operated as a college    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Grand Coteau College    Grand Coteau    Louisiana    
    
    later, College of the Sacred Heart    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Gulf Coast Christian College    Plaquemine    Louisiana    
    
    
Hammond Junior College    Hammond    Louisiana    1925    
    state supported    became Southeastern Louisiana College in 1928    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Homer College    Clairborne Parrish    Louisiana    1850    
    Methodist    
    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Jefferson College    Convent    Louisiana    1838    
    
    Burke states that institution was initially nondenominational with state aid and was located at St. James before moving to Baringiers and then closing in mid-1840's due to a fire; after fire, operated as a Catholic academy and college; now operated as Manresa Retreat Center    www.stjamesparish.com/local/history/stjameshistory/stjameshistory.htm
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Jefferson Davis College    Minden    Louisiana    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Keatchie Female College    Keatchie    Louisiana    1857    1912    Baptist    Keatchie College was founded in 1857 as the Baptist Union Female College or Keatchie Female College by the Grand Cane Association of Baptist Churches. Eventually it became the coeducational Keatchie Male and Female Colllege. In 1899 the Louisiana Southern Baptist Convention assumed management of the college, and the name was changed to Louisiana Female College; closed sometime after 1917.  On Louisiana College web site Keatchie College is listed as predecessor institution.    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/desoto/misc/schools/messeng.txt
www.rootsweb.com/~ladesoto/kfc.htm
ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/desoto/misc/schools/college.txt
Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Lake Charles College    Lake Charles    Louisiana    1890    
    
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/calcasieu/schools/earlysch.txt
Lake Charles Junior College    Lake Charles    Louisiana    1939    
    state supported    founded as a division of Louisiana State University; became John McNeese Junior College in 1940, McNeese State College in 1950, and McNeese State University in 1970    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Lampton College    Alexandria    Louisiana    1912    
    African Methodist Episcopal    outgrowth of a school started at Delhi, La., in 1890, by Bishop Grant, Revs. J. Joins, J. W. Rankin, P. W. Williams and J. H. Martin, Handy Walton and L. H. Harris. The first teacher at Delhi was Prof. William Jennifer. There was one building and 20 acres of land. In 1907 this building was destroyed by fire and the school was practically abandoned. With the coming of Bishop Lampton the school was revived at Alexandria and called Lampton College. Prof. P. W. Rogers was made president. Bishop Conner, from 1912 to 1916, did much to develop it, erecting two frame buildings. The presidents have been Revs. P. W. Rogers, J. G. Monroe, M. M. Ponton, S. L. Green and J. R. Campbell, the present president. There were 210 students and 7 teachers. The departments are primary, intermediate, industrial and collegiate. Rev. A. H. Mitchell is one of the most distinguished graduates. The property, including eight acres, is valued at $11,000. (Wright)    http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/wright/wright.html
Leland University    New Orleans    Louisiana    1870    
    Baptist    founded by Holbrook Chamberlain in the basement of Tulane Avenue Baptist Church; then located on St. Charles Avenue on about ten acres of land; moved to Baker, LA after 1915 hurricane; on Baker web page dates given as 1923-1960    http://nutrias.org/~nopl/exhibits/bhm2000/notin.htm
http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/hicks/ill30.html
http://www.cityofbakerla.org/commu.htm
http://www.bakerchamber.com/about.htm
Louisiana College    Jackson     Louisiana    1830    1840's    Catholic    
    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Louisiana Holiness College    Hudson    Louisiana    1906    1912    
    
Louisiana State Normal College    Natchitoches    Louisiana    1884    
    state supported    name change to Northwestern State College of Louisiana in 1944; to Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 1970    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Louisiana Tech University    Ruston    Louisiana    1894    
    state supported    founded as the Industrial Institue and College of Louisiana; name change in 1898 to Louisiana Industrial Institute; name change to Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1921 and to Louisiana Tech University in 1971    http://www.latech.edu/
Mansfield Female College    Mansfield    Louisiana    1852    1930    Methodist    
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~ladesoto/college.htm
Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
Medical College of University of Louisiana    New Orleans    Louisiana    1834    
    state supported    merged with University of Louisiana in 1847; adopted name of Tulane University of Louisiana in 1884 after reverting to private control; merged with H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College for Women in 1988    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Most Holy Sacrament College    
    Louisiana    
    Congregation of Sisters of the Most Holy Sacrament    founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Mount Carmel Junior College    
    Louisiana    
    Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel    founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Mount Lebanon University    Mount Lebanon    Louisiana    1860    1906    Baptist    possibly moved to Pineville, LA; listed as predecessor institution on Louisiana College web site.    Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Mount Zion Male & Female College    Wheeling    Louisiana    
    Methodist Protestant    
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/winn/schools/college.txt
New Orleans College of Pharmacy    New Orleans    Louisiana    
    1919    
    merged with Loyola University    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
New Orleans University    New Orleans    Louisiana    1869    
    Methodist Episcopal Church    founded as Union Normal School; in 1889 opened a medical department, including a schools of pharmacy and nursing; medical department was named Flint Medical College and the affiliated hospital was Sarah Goodridge Hospital and Nurse Training School; the medical college was discontinued in 1911 with the hospital and nursing school continuing under the name of Flint-Goodridge Hospital; merged in 1920 with Straight College to form Dillard University    http://www.dillard.edu/about_d/history.htm
Ouachita Parish Junior College    Monroe    Louisiana    1931    
    state supported    established as part of the Ouachita Parish School System; became Northeast Center of Louisiana State University in 1934, Northeast Junior College of Louisiana State University in 1939, Northeast Louisiana State College in 1950 and Northeast Louisiana University in 1970; became The University of Louisiana at Monroe in August 1998    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Our Lady of the Holy Cross College    New Orleans    Louisiana    1916    
    Marianites of Holy Cross    initially known as Holy Cross Normal to train teachers for the Academy of Holy Angels and other schools operated by the Sisters; granted authority to offer bachelors degrees in 1938 and name changed to The Colllege Department of the Academy of Holy Angles; moved to a new location in 1960 name changed to Our Lady of Holy Cross College    http://www.olhcc.edu/x516.xml
Poydras College    Point Coupee    Louisiana    1829    1861    Catholic    re-opened in 1873 as a Catholic girl's school    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/louisiana/poy.htm
Saint Charles College    Grand Coteau    Louisiana    1838    
    Jesuits    college no long accepts lay students after 1922; juniorate program transferred to Spring Hill College in 1967 and later to Loyola University in New Orleans; continues to operate as retreat center    http://members.aol.com/jespirtcen/history.htm
Saint Joseph Junior College    St. Benedict    Louisiana    
    Sisters of Saint Joseph    founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Saint Mary's Dominican College    New Orleans    Louisiana    1860    1984    Dominican Sisters, Congregation of Saint Mary    founded as Saint Mary's Dominican Academy, became Saint Mary's Dominican College in 1910    www.stmarysdominican.org/about/timeline.asp
dominican-sisters.net/stmarys/people/doskey-b.htm
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Silliman College    Clinton    Louisiana    1852    
    Presbyterian    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
Soule College    New Orleans    Louisiana    1856    
    
    founded by Col. George Soule; Buckner House (Soule College) at 1410 Jackson Avenue;    http://nutrias.org/~nopl/mss/mssrecs4.htm
Southern University    
    Louisiana    1880    
    state supported    founded for education of blacks    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.
Straight University    New Orleans    Louisiana    1869    
    Congregational    operated a law department from 1874 to 1886; merged with New Orleans University in 1930 to form Dillard University    article on 25th anniversary as part of Cornell University's "Making of
American" site http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/
moa-cgi?notisid=ABK5794-0050-127; also, http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/haley/menu.html and http://www.dillard.edu/about_d/history.htm
University of Southwestern Louisiana    Lafayette    Louisiana    1900    
    state supported    founded at Southwestern Industrial Institute; name changed to University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1960 and to University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1999    http://www.louisiana.edu/AboutUs/History/General.shtml
World Evangelism Bible College & Seminary    Baton Rouge    Louisiana    1984    
    
    

    
    
    

    

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