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

College Name    City    State    Start Date    End Date    Affiliation    Other Information    Source
Adelpha College    Boonville    Missouri    
    
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~mocooper/Photos/S0000.htm
American Medical College    St. Louis    Missouri    1873    1911    
    founded by practitioners of "eclectic" medicine (Drs. George C. Pitzer, John W. Thrailkill, Jacob S. Merrell, Algert Merrell and W.V. Rutledge); first located at corner of Seventh and Olive Streets, later 407 South Jefferson; merged with Barnes Medical College in 1911; the following year name changed to National University of Arts and Sciences that closed in 1918    http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/find/PC059-00/
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 85.
American Medical College    St. Louis    Missouri    
    
    Patterson lists at 2830 Lafayette in 1917 Directory with James Moores Ball, MD, as Dean    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1917.
American School of Osteopathy    Kirksville    Missouri    1892    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Andrew Taylor Still College of Osteopathy and Surgery    Kirksville    Missouri    1922    
    
    Combined with American School of Osteopathy, June 1924. In January 1925 the combined schools adopted the name Kirksville Osteopathic College. In July 1926 the two colleges were consolidated under the corporate name Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery.    http://history.aoa-net.org/Education/collegehist.htm
Arcadia College    Arcadia    Missouri    1843    1877    Methodist Episcopal Church    founded by Rev. J.C. Berryman who sold the institution in 1858; closed in 1861 and buildings were used as hospital for Union soldiers.  Property reverted to Berryman in 1863 who returned for a few years and tried to restart the institution.  Went through several owners and in 1870 a four story brick building was erected (later burned in 1917).  Building acquired by Ursuline Sisters for Ursuline Academy/College with 1877 as date of estab.    http://www-english.tamu.edu/dept/lewis/
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 53.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Ash Grove College    Ash Grove    Missouri    1883    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Avalon College    Trenton    Missouri    1869    1899    United Brethren in Christ    began as academy in Avalon, MO, assumed college status in 1881 and relocated to Trenton, MO in 1890; merged with Lane University in Kansas in 1899    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Don W. Holter.  Fire on the Prairie:  Methodism in the History of Kansas.  1969.
Baird College    Clinton    Missouri    1890    1898    nonsectarian    college for women; Cummins gives founding date as 1885; reopened in 1902 as Clinton College for Young Ladies; buildings later acquired by Seventh Day Adventists; housed Clinton Theological Seminary (German Seminary) from 1910-1925; The Seminary also offered preparatory, normal and commercial courses.  Enrollment was 99 in 1910, 114 in 1911 and 141 in 1912.  Faculty grew from nine to eleven during the same period with J. F. Simon serving as president.    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
http://tacnet.missouri.org/history/clinton_schools.html#BairdCollege
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901.
Baptist College    Louisiana    Missouri    
    
    http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Baptist Female College    Columbia    Missouri    1833    
    Baptist    founded as Columbia Female Academy; became Baptist Female College in 1857, Stephens Female College in 1870, and finally, Stephens College in 1917    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Baptist Female College    Lexington    Missouri    1853    
    Baptist    founded as Lexington Female Seminary; Baptist assumed control two years later; Dr. E.S. Dulin was president until the Civil War (later served as president of William Jewell College); reopened after the war with Reverend Selph as president; A.F. Fleet served as president from 1873-79 (he later served on faculty of University of Missouri and in 1890 established Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, MO and in 1901 was in charge of Culver Military Institute, Indiana); John F. Lanneau (previously president of Alabama Central Female College (1873-79)) served as president in 1879-1887 (later serving as president of Pierce City College (MO) from 1887-90); he was followed by Flourney Menefee (later president of Washington Ladies College in Washington, DC), R.E. Binford (served one year), W.A. Wilson (later president of Baylor Female College, TX), W.H. Buck (from 1896-1898), and James A. Beauchamp.    Clark, James G.  History of William Jewell College. 1893.
Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 133.
Barnes Business College    St. Louis    Missouri    1881    
    
    911 Locust St.    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Barnes College of Nursing    St. Louis    Missouri    1914    
    
    merged with University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1994 to become Barnes College of Nursing at UM-St. Louis; the old Barnes College campus was closed the following year and courses moved to UMSL; in 2001 became Barnes College of Nursing and Health Studies at UM-St. Louis; in 2005 renamed the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Nursing and Health Studies    http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/nursing/
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
St. Louis Post Dispatch, November 14, 2004, p. D4.
Barnes Medical College    St. Louis    Missouri    1892    
    
    merged with American Medical College in 1911; name changed to National University of Arts and Sciences in 1912 and then closed in 1918    http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/find/PC059-00/
Bartlett Agricultural College    Dalton    Missouri    1909    
    
    dates to 1883 and the first black high school in Missouri, a boarding school for grades 9-12; brainchild of N.C.Bruce, who had studied under Booker T. Washington; laterDalton Vocational School began in 1931    Down Home Missouri.  Joel M. Vance, 2000.
Belin Memorial University    Chillicothe    Missouri    1956    1957    
    listed on Kansas City Public Library site as successor to Chillicothe Business College; Rev. Clyde Belin purchased the campus of CBC that had closed in 1952; noted as a "correspondence school" at www.hermitageoftantony.org/bio.htm; Belin was charged and found guilty of using the mail to defraud    Time, June 6, 1958
www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/a-e.htm
Beaumont Hospital Medical College    St. Louis    Missouri    1886    
    
    founded in old church on 16th & Walnut; after fire, moved to 2600 Pine St.; Patterson indicates merger with Marion-Sims Medical College in 1901    Conrad, ed.  Encyclopedia of History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 190.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905.
Bellevue Collegiate Institute    Caledonia    Missouri    1868    
    
    Willard Duncan Vandiver became president of BCI in 1880; he later served as president of the state normal school in Cape Girardeau and as a U.S. Congressman; Vandiver is given credit for the phrase, "I'm from Missouri, you'll have to show me."    http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/periodicals/ozarkswatch/ow504i.htm
Benton College of Law    St. Louis    Missouri    1896    
    
    located Franklin and Grand    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Bible College of Missouri    Columbia    Missouri    1897    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Bonne Femme College    south of Columbia    Missouri    1838    
    
    Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of Missouri History, vol. I.  1901. p. 326.
Boonville Female College    Boonville    Missouri    1864    
    Cumberland Presbyterian    
    http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Missouri.htm
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mocooper/Photos/S0000.htm
Brookfield College    Brookfield    Missouri    1888    1893    
    building later used as high school    www.rootsweb.com/~molinn/brkcoll.html
Brown's Business College    Kansas City    Missouri    1893    
    proprietary    founded by Pierre Soule Brown; 7 teachers and 550 students in 1900; 1114 Grand Ave.    Encyclopedia of Missouri History, vol. I.  1901. p. 406.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Brown's Business College    St. Louis    Missouri    1867    
    
    804 1/2 Pine Street    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914, and 1917.
Bryant's Business College    St. Joseph    Missouri    1864    
    proprietary    founded by Thomas J. Bryant    The Daily News' History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, 1899.
Bryant and Stratton Business College    St. Louis    Missouri    
    
    Century Building    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Buchanan College    Troy    Missouri    1894    
    nonsectarian    
    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210;
1904 edition at www.rootsweb.com/~molincol/history/lincoln1904.htm
Butler College    Butler    Missouri    1874    
    Presbyterian    founded as Butler Academy; first teacher was Presbyterian minister, E.V. Campbell; first degrees conferred in 1881 under presidency of James N. Naylor; five teachers and 85 pupils in 1900    Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 454.
Cape Girardeau Business College    Cape Girardeau    Missouri    1904    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Cardinal Glennon College    St. Louis    Missouri    1818    1987    Archdiocese of St. Louis    founded as St. Mary's Seminary, became Cardinal Glennon College in 1959;first accredited by NCA in 1960; Kenrick-Glennon Seminary since 1987    NCA web site
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
Cardinal Newman College    St. Louis    Missouri    
    1985    
    first accredited by NCA in 1982    NCA HLC web site
Carleton College    Farmington    Missouri    1854    1916    Methodist Episcopal South    chartered by State of Missouri in 1859 as Carleton Institute.  Initially located eight miles north of Farmington; occupied four-story building in Farmington in 1878 and became known as Carleton College.  Institution was co-educational.  Deeded to the St. Louis Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1885.    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210;
archives at www.umr.edu/~whmcinfo/shelf6/r133/info.html
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 492.
www.rootsweb.com/~mostfran/schools/higher_education_farmington.htm
Carlton College    Springfield    Missouri    1848    1861    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    school for women; operated at College Street and Main Avenue by Charles Carlton; after death of his wife, he moved to Texas and started another institution a few years later…see entry for Carlton College in Texas    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/CC/fca56.html
Carthage College    Carthage    Missouri    1886    1908    Presbyterian    founded under auspices of Ozark Presbytery with W.S. Knight as initial president; succeeded by J.G. Reaser, Dwight S. Hanna, Salem G. Pattison, H.S. Halleck, L.E. Robinson (resigned in January 1900 to accept position at Monmouth College) and W.S. Knight.  Knight served for six years until his death in November, 1905.  His wife and later his son, D.M. Knight continued to operate the institution for a couple of years before it closed.     Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 516.
Stringfield, E.E.  Presbyterianism in the Ozarks, 1834-1907.  1909.  pp. 81-83.
Central College    Fayette      Missouri    1854    
    Methodist Episcopal Church South    name changed to Central Methodist College in 1961 and to Central Methodist University in 2004; absorption of Howard-Payne College by Central College in 1922; followed by acquisition of assets from Central College for Women at Lexington, Scarritt-Morrisville College at Morrisville, and Marvin College at Fredericktown when these institutions were closed in 1924-25    http://www.centralmethodist.edu/
Central Business College    Kansas City    Missouri    1891    
    
    1222 Oak Street    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Central Business College    Sedalia    Missouri    1883    
    proprietary    founded by C.W. Robbins; 9 teachers and 200 pupils in 1900    Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 551.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Central Christian College    Albany    Missouri    1892    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/CC/fca56.html
Central College of Business    Kansas City    Missouri    1891    
    proprietary    founded by Willard Morris, H.E. Hazard and Frank Morris; 6 teachers and 400 students in 1900; 8th and Wyandotte    Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 552.
Central College of Osteopathy    Kansas City    Missouri    1903    1940    
    assets taken over by Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery; 729 Troost Ave.    http://history.aoa-net.org/Education/collegehist.htm
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917
Central Female College    Lexington    Missouri    1869    1924    Methodist Episcopal South    Patterson uses Central College for Women in 1914 and 1917; assets acquired by Central College, now Central Methodist College in Fayette; initially incorporated as Marvin Female Institute in honor of Bishop E.M. Marvin; Dr. William F. Camp, pastor of church in Lexington was president during first year; he was followed by Dr. J.O. Church (two years), Dr. W.T.J. Sullivan (four years), M.G. McIlhany (two years), Wesley G. Miller (one year), William F. Kerdolff, Jr. (nine years), A.A. Jones, and Zachariah M. Williams (president in 1900); the institution was initially located on South Street and then moved to the site of the old Masonic College and the Masons deeded their property to the newer institution    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
www.cmc.edu
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of History of Missouri. Vol. I. 1901. pp. 552-3.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Central Medical College    Saint Joseph    Missouri    1895    
    
    founded by portion of faculty from Northwestern Medical College when that institution closed; located at Ninth and Felix streets; later joined Ensworth Medical College    A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans.  William E. Connelley.  Revised edition, 1919.
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1919ks/l/lerewwg.html
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of Missouri History, vol. I. 1901. p. 555
Central Missouri State University    Warrensburg    Missouri    1871    
    public    founded as State Normal School for Second Normal District of Missouri; name changed to Central Missouri State Teachers College in 1919, to Central Missouri State College in 1946, to Central Missouri State University in 1972 and to the University of Central Missouri, effective Sept. 2006    http://www.ucmo.edu/
Central Wesleyan College    Warrenton    Missouri    1864    1941    Methodist Episcopal    initiated by German Methodist Conference; merged German College of Mount Pleasant, Iowa in 1909; inherited records of Ozark Wesleyan College (Carthage, Missouri) in 1932    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Chaminade College    Clayton    Missouri    1910    
    Society of Mary    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1917.
Chapel Hill College    Chapel Hill    Missouri    1849    1863    Cumberland Presbyterian    Chapel Hill Academy, 1840-1849; acquired by Missouri Synod of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1847; coeducational; C.G. McPherson was an early president; Robert D. Morrow president in 1853; 4 instructors and 100 students in 1855; destroyed by fire 3/26/83 during Civil War period and didn't re-open; notable alumni included John Sappington Marmaduke, Confederate general and later governor of Missouri    http://www.cumberland.org/HFCPC/schools/ChaHilMO.htm
Chillicothe Business College    Chillicothe    Missouri    1890    1952    proprietary    established as a normal school; strictly a business college after 1910; Carl E. Bailey, Gov. of Arkansas from 1937-41 attended CBC in 1915; the campus was purchased in 1956 by Rev. Clyde Belin for Belin University that was to be moved from St. Louis; this institution then closed in 1957 after Rev. Belin was found guilty of using the mails to defraud; see also entry for Springfield (MO) Business College    www.livingstoncountylibrary.org/History/County/Roofv1/1913chibus.htm
www.livingstoncountylibrary.org/History/County/1916LivCo.htm
Phillips, Paul N. A History of the Chillicothe Business College. Kirksville, MO: Northeast Missouri State Teachers College. 1948.
Time, June 6, 1959.
http://www.livingstoncountylibrary.org/History/Places/Schools/cbcphotos.htm
Christian Brothers College    Kansas City    Missouri    
    Catholic    414 W. 12th St.    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Christian Brothers College    St. Louis    Missouri    1851    
    Catholic    Williams indicates opened in 1850 & chartered in 1885.  The Order of Christian Brothers took charge of a parochial school in 1850 at the corner of Eighth & Walnut; moved to Eighth & Cerre and then in 1851 to 16th & Chestnut; in 1855 incorporated as Academy of the Christian Brothers & was the first institution of the order to operate at the collegiate level in the U.S.; in 1882 moved to property on Easton Avenue; there have been several addition moves since then and the institutions now operates as a college preparatory school    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 595.
Snow, Marshall S. Higher Education in Missouri. 1901.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Brothers_College_High_School
Christian Brothers College    St. Joseph    Missouri    1858    
    Catholic    Thirteenth and Henry streets; classes were suspended during the Civil War and the school reopened in 1867    The Daily News' History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, 1899.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Christian College    Columbia    Missouri    1851    
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    two year institution; founded as Christian Female College, the first college for women charted by a state legislature west of the Mississippi River; name changed to Christian College in 1929; name later changed to Columbia College after 1970    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Christian University    Canton    Missouri    1853    
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    name changed to Culver Stockton College in 1917    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
City College of Law and Finance    St. Louis    Missouri    
    
    Metropolitan Bldg.    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Clarksburg College    Clarksburg    Missouri    1876    1912    Baptist    public high school occupied the building after the closing until a fire    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Clinton College for Young Ladies    Clinton    Missouri    1902    1904    
    opened in buildings of Baird College    http://tacnet.missouri.org/history/clinton_schools.html#BairdCollege
Clinton Business College and Conservatory of Music    Clinton    Missouri    1903    
    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Clinton German Seminary    Clinton    Missouri    1910    
    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Clinton Normal Business College    Clinton    Missouri    1895    19??    
    commercial college resulting from merger of Clinton Business College and Smith's Business College; building later used by Holy Rosary Academy after 1912    http://tacnet.missouri.org/history/clinton_schools.html
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. p. 35.
College of Physicians and Surgeons    St. Joseph    Missouri    1879    
    
    located in former Christian Church bldg on Third and Robidoux streets; faculty included W.I. Heddens, Jacob Geiger, E.A. Donelan, J.W. Heddens and P.J. Kirschner; institution merged with St. Joseph Hospital Medical College after 1888 to become Ensworth Hospital Medical College    The Daily News' History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, 1899.
www.collphyphil.org/FIND_AID/hist/histlmh1.htm
College of Physicians and Surgeons    St. Louis    Missouri    1869    1871    
    founded by Louis Bauer; dissension among faculty led to closure; located on Locust Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Streets    Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. p. 46.
College of Saint Teresa    Kansas City    Missouri    1916    1962    Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet    academy started in 1867 and later became junior college for women; moved to new location and renamed Avila College in 1962    www.kclibrary.org/sc/post/schools/2000059.htm
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Columbia Baptist Female College    Columbia    Missouri    1856    
    Baptist    successor to Columbia Female Academy founded in 1833; renamed Stephens College around 1866    http://www.stephens.edu/
Columbia Commercial College    St. Louis    Missouri    1903    
    
    located corner of 9th & Locust    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Columbian Medical College    Kansas City    Missouri    1898    
    
    founded by J.L. Robinson, W.F. Morrow, P.C. Palmer, J.E. Moses, G.W. Lilley and J.H. Johnson    Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. p. 63.
Concordia College    Altenburg    Missouri    1839    
    Lutheran    after organization of Missouri Synod, moved to St. Louis in 1849; in 1863 the classical department was moved to Fort Wayne, IN and the Practical Theological Seminary was moved from Fort Wayne to St. Louis    Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. pp. 82-83.
Concordia College    Gravelton    Missouri    
    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Conservation College    Iberia    Missouri    
    
    possibly operated for a short time after closure of Iberia Junior College    www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/a-e.htm
Cooper College    Moundville    Missouri    1892    1911    
    
    www.lyndonirwin.com/cooper.htm
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905 and 1914
Cottey College    Nevada    Missouri    1884    
    
    founded as Vernon Seminary; name changed to Cottey College in 1886    http://www.cottey.edu/future-students/academic-programs/programs-of-study/cottey-catalog
Crossroads Business College    Joplin    Missouri    
    
    
    
Culpepper-Shannon College    Lebanon    Missouri    1899    1899    
    started as a "union" college supported by Baptists, Methodists, and Presbyterians; reorganized in 1843 as a Methodist institution;    www.system.missouri.edu/whmc/tl-edu.html
http://gen.culpepper.com/ss/p33293.htm
Daughters College of the Christian Church of Missouri    Fulton    Missouri    1899    1900    Christian Church    founded as Female Orphans School of the Christian Church in northwestern Missouri in 1870; changed name with move to Fulton; after 1900, William Woods College and in 1992 became William Woods University    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Fairchild, Myldred Fox.  Thru the Woods: William Woods from Orphan School to University. 1998.
DeSoto Business College    DeSoto    Missouri    1899    
    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Dexter Christian College    Dexter    Missouri    1902    
    Churches of Christ    title vested in Christian Convention of Missouri; Albert Buxton was president for a time, he'd previous served as president of Northwest Christian College and Add Ran Christian University    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/texts/jtbrown/coc/COC18655.HTM
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Draughon Business College    Springfield; Joplin, Independence, Kansas City, St. Louis    Missouri    
    1991    
    Pattrson gives 8th and Wyandotte as address in 1905 directory and 912 Grand as address in 1914 and 1917 directories; Olive and 10th in St. Louis in 1905 Directory and Washington and Broadway in 1914 and 1917 directories; Springfield listed in 1914 and 1917 directories    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Drury Bible College    Springfield    Missouri    1909    
    
    Hamlin.  In Faith and History: The Story of William Woods College. 1965.
Ebenezer College    Ebenezer    Missouri    1845    1909    
    begun as an academy and united in 1909 with Scarrit College     http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/moser/Greenepl.html
Eclectic Medical College    St. Louis    Missouri    1874    1883    
    http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Eclectic Medical University    Kansas City    Missouri    1898    
    
    established in the Nelson Building; Theodore Doyle, first president; successor of the Missouri Eclectic Medical College that graduated one class; 1400 Grand Ave.    Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. p. 347.
Elizabeth Aull Seminary    Lexington    Missouri    1859    1899    Presbyterian    
    Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
Ensworth Medical College    Saint Joseph    Missouri    1888    
    
    successor of St. Joseph Hospital Medical College (founded in 1876) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons (founded in 1879); two institutions were consolidated when Samuel Ensworth left an endowment of $100,000; possibly also known previously as Central Medical College; building at Seventh and Jule streets; Patterson gives 1872 for date established    A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans.  William E. Connelley.  Revised edition, 1919.
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1919ks/l/lerewwg.html
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. p. 380.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905.
Evangel College    Springfield    Missouri    1955    
    Assemblies of God    name changed to Evangel University in 1998    Brenner.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories, 2003.
Evangelical Lutheran College    Altenburg    Missouri    
    Lutheran    see entry for Concordia College    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Farmington College    Farmington    Missouri    1886    1900    Baptist    burned twice and finally closed in 1900; Conrad refers to institution as an academy under principalship of E.J. Jennings in 1900; building used as Baptist Sanitarium in 1903    Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 140 and vol. II, p. 417.
www.rootsweb.com/~mostfran/schools/higher_education_farmington.htm
Flat River Junior College    
    Missouri    1922    
    public    moved to new site in Leadington in 1969 and name changed to Mineral Area Community College     http://www.rootsweb.com/~mostfran/schools/frjc_mac.htm
Floral Hill College    Fulton    Missouri    1876    1878    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    merged with Christian College, Columbia, MO    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Parrish, William E. Westminster College: An Informal History, 1851-1999. 2000. p. 53.
Fontbonne College    St. Louis    Missouri    1923    
    Roman Catholic    name changed to Fontbonne University in 2002    Brenner.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories, 2003.
Forest Park College    St. Louis    Missouri    1861    1925    
    college for women; founded by Anna Sneed Cairns as Kirkwood Seminary; incorporated after move to St. Louis as Forest Park University; Conrad states it was the first university chartered solely for women in the United States    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. p. 485.
Fulton College    Fulton    Missouri    1851    
    Presbyterian    became Westminster College in 1853 with adoption of the institution by the Presbyterian Synod    Parrish, William E.  Westminster College: An Informal History, 1851-1999.  2000. pp. 6-7.
George Smith College    Sedalia    Missouri    1872    1925    Methodist    attended by Scott Joplin; In 1925, the George R. Smith College of Sedalia, Missouri, burned. In 1933, its interests were formally merged with the interests of Philander Smith through joint action of the Board of Education of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Trustees of the Southwest and Central West Annual Conferences, and the Trustees of Philander Smith College. The transaction was formally ratified in a joint executive session, May 23, 1933, and the merger celebration was held October 23 of the same year.    http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/haley/menu.html
http://www.philander.edu/ataglance/we_are.asp
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p.42.
German Evangelical Missouri College    Marthasville    Missouri    1850    
    
    moved to Wellston in 1883 and was renamed Eden Seminary    http://www.historicwebster.org/walk/walk3.pdf
Grand River Christian Union College    Edinburgh    Missouri    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Grand River College    Gallatin    Missouri    1850    
    Baptist    founded at Edinburg, later moved to Gallatin; W. Pope Yeaman served four years as president beginning in 1893; he was followed by J.H. Hatton;  John T. Williams served as president for a time.  He also served as President of Bethel College (MO), and Baptist Female College (Stephens).     http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html;
198.209.8.166/sheproom/moser/grundypl.html
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Clark, James G.  History of William Jewell College.  1893.
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p.140.
Hale College    Dexter    Missouri    1887    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Hale's College    Mill Spring    Missouri    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Hale's College    Piedmont    Missouri    1888    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Hannibal College    Hannibal    Missouri    1869    
    
    http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Hannibal Commercial College    Hannibal    Missouri    1893    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Hardin College    Mexico    Missouri    1858    1930    Missionary Baptist Church of Missouri    successor of Audrain County Female Seminary, renamed in 1873, named for Charles Henry Hardin, later Governor of Missouri; college for women; institution participated in founding of Phi Theta Kappa and was designated as Alpha Chapter; John W. Million, president in 1900, previous presidents were A.W. Terrill, Mrs. H.T. Baird and A.K. Yancy    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210;
Clark, James G.  History of William Jewell College.  1893;
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p.140 and vol. III, pp. 173-74;
http://www.rootsweb.com/~moaudrai/mexico3.htm
Harris Teachers College    St. Louis    Missouri    1857    
    Municipal    founded as St. Louis Normal School, became Harris Teachers College in 1910, merged with Stowe Teachers College in 1954 to become Harris-Stowe College; joined state system in 1979 as Harris-Stowe State College; name changed to Harris-Stowe State University in 2005    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Hayward's Business College    St. Louis    Missouri    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Hering Medical College    St. Louis    Missouri    1880    1882    
    absorbed by Homeopathic Medical College of Missouri    http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Hill's Business College    Sedalia    Missouri    1900    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Hipporratean College of Medicine    St. Louis    Missouri    1907    1910    
    organized as a night school; probably no graduates before closing    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/20thTimeline.htm
Holden College    Holden    Missouri    1881    
    Christian Church    three-story building; purchased in 1890 by Catholic order that operated school as St. Cecilia's Seminary    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 265.
Homeopathic College of Missouri    St. Louis    Missouri    1857    
    
    operated briefly then closed from 1860-64; predecessor of St. Louis College of Homeopathic Physicians and Surgeons that began in 1880    Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 283-84.
http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Homeopathic Medical College of St. Louis    St. Louis    Missouri    1873    1875    
    http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Howard-Payne Junior College    Fayette      Missouri    1844    1927    Methodist Episcopal South    successor to an academy founded in 1828 by Archibald Patterson; acquired by William T. Lucky in 1844 and was known for a time as Howard High School; chartered as Howard Female College in 1859; accumulated heavy debt and was purchased by Moses U. Payne in 1869 who deeded the property to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; name changed to Howard-Payne College in 1892; first accredited by NCA in 1923; college for women; merged with Central College after 1922, now Central Methodist College    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
NCA web site
Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. pp. 314-315.
Huff College    Kansas City    Missouri    
    
    920 Tracy and 320 W. 47th Streets    www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/a-e.htm
Humbolt Medical College    St. Louis    Missouri    1859    1869    
    organized as German Medical College; founded by Dr. Adam Hammer; graduated two classes prior to Civil War then closed; re-opened briefly in 1866    Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 325.
Humphreys College & Business Institute    Humphreys    Missouri    1884    1895    
    an initial building destroyed by fire in 1893; rebuilt but closed a few years later; George Asbury Smith, Supt. of schools in Kirksville, MO, (1879-81) and Trenton, MO, (1881-83) built and operated Humphreys College and Business Institute.  He also served at the same time as Supt. of Schools in Humphreys and as Sullivan Co. School Commissioner. He was later an instructor at Chillicothe Normal School, Supt. of schools in Chillicothe, MO, and a teacher at Maupins Business College in Chillicothe; he later returned to Humphreys and organized an improved high school    http://library.truman.edu/archives/alumni1924S.htm
Hygientic Medical College of Physicians and Surgeons    St. Louis    Missouri    1887    1893    
    founded by sisters-in-law Susanna and Mary Dodds    http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Iberia Junior College    Iberia    Missouri    1914    1951    
    operation of college taken over by Drury College in 1951; building apparently used by Conservation College for a couple of years.    web.umr.edu/~whmcinfo/shelf10/r231/info.html
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Independence Female College    Independence    Missouri    1871    1898    
    Michael M. Fisher, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Independence and president of IFC was called to be acting president of Westminster College in Fulton, MO in 1873; reorganized as Kansas City Ladies' College in 1884 in association with Presbyterian Church, North and South; ownership passed to George F. Ayres and the institution closed two years later    Parrish, William E.  Westminster College: An Informal History, 1851-1999.  2000. p. 45.
http://198.209.8.180/lochist/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 350 and 496.
Ingleside Female College    Palmyra    Missouri    
    
    possibly also operated in Hannibal    http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
http://www.rootsweb.com/~momarion/schoolpic2.htm
Jackson University of Business    Chillicothe    Missouri    1898    
    
    Patterson gives 1909 for start date    http://www.livingstoncountylibrary.org/History/County/Roofv1/1913jacuni.htm
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Jefferson City Junior College    Jefferson City    Missouri    
    1958    
    accredited 1934-38 and 1948-58 by NCA    NCA web site
Jefferson College    St. Louis    Missouri    1885    1944    YMCA    offered collegiate courses by 1910, changed name to Jefferson College in 1935; offered a bachelor of science in Day Cooperative College    
Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health    St. Louis    Missouri    1902    
    
    founded as Jewish Hospital School of Nursing; affiliated with University College of Washington University in 1992; Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health established in 1993; name changed to Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing and Allied Health at Washington University Medical Center in 2005; name changed to Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing in 2007    http://www.barnesjewishcollege.edu/bjconahcontent.asp?id=464
St. Louis Post Dispatch, November 14, 2004, p. D4.
Jones Commercial College    St. Louis    Missouri    
    
    N. Broadway    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Joplin Business College    Joplin    Missouri    1891    
    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Joplin College of Physicians and Surgeons    Joplin    Missouri    1880    1884    
    http://www.healthsci.utas.edu.au/nursing/histdocs/bruckmed.html
Joplin Junior College    Joplin    Missouri    1937    
    
    became Jasper County Junior College in 1964 and Missouri Southern State College in 1965    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
http://www.mssu.edu/
Junior College of Kansas City    Kansas City    Missouri    1918    
    public    founded as Kansas City Polytechnic Institute; name changed in 1921; merged with Lincoln Junior College in 1954; name changed to Metropolitan Junior College-Kansas City in 1965; name changed to Metropolitan Community Colleges in 1976; accredited as "individual" colleges from 1986 to 1990 [Longview Community College, Maple Woods Community College, Penn Valley Community College, and Pioneer Community College; accredited in 1996 as The Metropolitan Community Colleges; accredited in 2006 as Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City    http://mcckc.edu
Junior College of the Sacred Heart    St. Louis    Missouri    1872    
    Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus    founded as Convent of the Sacred Heart; later Maryville College of the Sacred Heart after 1927, name change to Maryville College in 1972; then Maryville University of Saint Louis in 1991; religious affiliation discontinued in 1972    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Kansas City Bible College    Kansas City    Missouri    1932    
    
    merged with Midwest Bible and Missionary College in 1961 to become Calvary Bible College    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
www.calvary.edu/seminary/sem_about/sem_about_body.html
Kansas City Business College    Kansas City    Missouri    1896    
    proprietary    locations in St. Joseph, Atchison, Lawrence and Kansas City; managed by Coonrad and Smith; Patterson gives 10th and Walnut in K.C. as address in 1905 and 1020 McGee St. as address in 1914 and 1917 directories    Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 493.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Kansas City College of Medicine and Surgery    Kansas City    Missouri    1916    
    
    Eclectic    Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
Kansas City College of Music    Kansas City    Missouri    
    
    925 E. 9th St.    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery    Kansas City    Missouri    1916    
    
    Name changed in 1970 to Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine and in 1980 to University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and to Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2004    Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
http://history.aoa-net.org/Education/collegehist.htm
Kansas City College of Pharmacy    Kansas City    Missouri    1885    1943    
    714 Wyandotte; merged with University of Missouri-Kansas City    www.umkc.edu/umkc/catalog/html/intro/0200.html
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Kansas City Dental College    Kansas City    Missouri    1881    
    
    initially the dental department of Kansas City Medical College; independent after 1890; Patterson gives address as 628 Washington in 1905, and as 10th and Troost in 1914 and 1917    Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 493.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Kansas City Homeopathic Medical College    Kansas City    Missouri    1888    
    
    located initially in the Schutte Building on Grand Avenue, near Twelfth Street; occupied a residence at 421 East Sixth Street for one one year, then located with Kansas City Homeopathic Hospital on West Seventh Street; in 1892 was in a building at 1020 East Tenth Street; merged with Kansas City University (KS) College of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgury to form Kansas City Hahnemann Medical College; Patterson gives 916 Troy for address in 1914 and 1917    Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 494.
Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Kansas City Hospital College      Kansas City    Missouri    1871    
    
    Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
Kansas City Hospital College of Medicine    Kansas City    Missouri    1882    1888    
    graduated forty-one men and twelve women before closing    Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 495.
Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
Kansas City Medical College    Kansas City    Missouri    1869    
    
    after 1870, joined with faculty of College of Physicians and Surgeons (also founded in late 1869); reverted to name of Kansas City Medical College after 1880 at corner of Washington and Seventh Streets; merged with University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1905    Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. pp. 497-99.
Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.  Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
Kansas City Musical College    Kansas City    Missouri    
    
    15th and Tracy    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Kansas City School of Law    Kansas City    Missouri    
    1938    
    merged with University of Missouri-Kansas City    www.umkc.edu/umkc/catalog/html/intro/0200.html
Kansas City University of Physicians and Surgeons    Kansas City    Missouri    1916    1943    
    729 Troost Avenue; closed by Missouri Stat Board of Health in 1943 for inadequate instruction, students were not able to take exams for practice in Missouri or most states; never recognized by AMA or the Association of American Medical Colleges    Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/f-l.htm
Kansas City Veterinary College    Kansas City    Missouri    1891    1918    
    1330 E. 15th St.    www.kclibrary.org/sc/post/schools/20000063.htm
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Keister College    Kansas City    Missouri    
    
    208 Altman Building, 11th and Walnut; designing, tailoring & dressmaking school    www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/f-l.htm
Kemper College    St. Louis    Missouri    1838    1845    Episcopal    medical department evolved into Missouri Medical College; purchased by County Court of St. Louis County, used as an infirmary after 1869; near Kingshighway & Arsenal St.    http://elane.stanford.edu/wilson/Text/4i.html
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 523.
http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Kemper Millitary School Junior College    Boonville    Missouri    1844    2002    
    known variously as the Boonville Boarding School, Male Collegiate Institute, Kemper Family School, Kemper & Taylor Institute, and the Kemper School; closed briefly from 1856-1861 when Frederick Kemper taught at Westminster College in Fulton; Following the death of Kemper in 1881, Thomas A. Johnston, a former student, was named as the president; in 1899 the name was changed to Kemper Military School; a junior college was added in 1923;    Kansas City Star, May 14, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kemper_Military_School
Kidder Junior College    Kidder    Missouri    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Kirksville Business College    Kirksville    Missouri    1903    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Lafayette College    Higginsville    Missouri    1884    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
LaGrange College    LaGrange    Missouri    1858    
    Baptist    founded as LaGrange Male & Female Seminary; name changed to LaGrange Male & Female College in 1860; first president was Joshua Flood Cook who served roughly thirty years; J.W. Muir became president in 1897; closed for a few years during the Civil War; in 1928, citizens of Hannibal, MO pledged money for establishment of Baptist College and the merged school opened in Hannibal, MO and took the name of Hannibal-LaGrange College; name changed to Hannibal LaGrange University in 2010    Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Moore, Kenneth R.  History of LaGrange College, vol. I.  2002.
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p.140.
Lamar College    Lamar    Missouri    1889    
    
    known initial as Missouri Polytechnic Institute for three years with leadership by James K. Hull; sold and acquired in 1897 by Lamar Educational Association     Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 580.
Lewis College    Glasgow    Missouri    1867    1891    Methodist Episcopal Church    supported by the family of tobacco merchant Benjamin W. Lewis; local artist Cornelia A. Kuemmel taught at the college    http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/history/holcombe/moch11.html;
http://www.glasgowmo.com/library/index
Lexington College for Young Women    Lexington    Missouri    1855    
    Baptist    Patterson uses Lexington College for Young Ladies in 1914 and 1917    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Liberty Ladies College    Liberty    Missouri    1890    
    
    college for women; American Mozart Conservatory    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210;
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Lincoln and Lee University    Kansas City    Missouri    
    Methodist    worked together with University of Kansas City; considered predecessor to University of Missouri-Kansas City    www.umkc.edu/umkc/catalog/html/intro/0200.html
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Lincoln College    Greenwood    Missouri    
    1884    United Presbyterian    started after the Civil War by Rev. Randal Ross, ex-army chaplain; the Synod met at Greenwood in 1870, was offered the college, and accepted; there was not much evidence of support from the church, though it didn't relinquish it's claim and after closure and litigation, the property sold for $1,000.  The proceeds of $861 were given to the endowment of Sterling College in Kansas in 1904.  Amitonian Academy operated for a time following closure of Lincoln and was linked to Amity College in Iowa.    http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Tom and Christine Buchanan.  Sterling College: Co-worker with God.  1987.
Lincoln Institute    Jefferson City    Missouri    1866    
    state supported    name changed to Lincoln University in 1921    Brenner.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories, 2003.
Lincoln Junior Colege    Kansas City    Missouri    1936    1954    public    
    Aaron, Marvin Ray.  The Higher Education of African Americans in Kansas City, Missouri: A History of Lincoln Junior College, 1936-1954.  Ph.D. dissertation. 1999.
Lindenwood    Saint Charles    Missouri    1827    
    
    name changed to Lindenwood Female College in 1853, to Lindenwood College in 1970, and to Lindenwood University in 1997    Brenner.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories, 2003.
Loretto College    St. Louis    Missouri    1915    
    Sisters of Loretto    later Webster College in 1925, Webster University after 1983; religious affiliation ended in 1967    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
Louis Touton Junior College    Kansas City    Missouri    
    
    
McCune College    Louisiana    Missouri    1867    1895    Baptist    first opened under the name of the Baptist College around 1864-1865, but went under quickly and was sold to Old School Presbyterians in 1867.  The school was then renamed Pardee college and the first session began on Sept. 10, 1867.  Pardee college operated until 1881 when it was sold once again sold back to the Baptists and renamed McCune College.  McCune college operated until 1895 when it was sold for a private residence.  The building still stands, though changed through the years, as a private residence.    
Magic City Business College    Moberly    Missouri    
    
    Patterson's Directory of Colleges and Schools, 1914 and 1917
Marillac College    Saint Louis    Missouri    1955    1975    Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul    womens college; campus bought by University of Missouri-St. Louis; first accredited by NCA in 1960; NCA gives 1974 as date of closing    NCA web site
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Marion College    Philadelphia    Missouri    1833    1844    
    originally proposed as communal college with a manual labor concept of students assigned a number of acres of land; set up with an "upper" college in Philadelphia and two "lower" or preparatory schools at East Ely and West Ely; land provided by Thomas Muldrow; buildings were erected and William S. Potts, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in St. Louis was president; college suffered from Old School/New School controversy over slavery and finally from the financial panic of 1837-39    Blandin.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909
Lamkin, Charles F.  A Great Small College: Narrative History of Westminster College.  1946.
Marion-Sims-Beaumont College of Medicine    St. Louis    Missouri    1890    1903    
    located at intersection of Grand and Caroline Avenues; merged with University of St. Louis    www.slu.edu/colleges/med/history/
www.slu.edu/sluhistory/scene10.html
http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Marionville College    Marionville    Missouri    1872    1922    Methodist Episcopal    later moved to Carthage, MO as Ozark Wesleyan; institutions later merged with Central  Wesleyan College    http://library.truman.edu/manuscripts/centralwesleyan.htm
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Marmaduke Military Academy    Sweet Springs    Missouri    1893    1906    
    occupied a former hotel built by the Marmaduke brothers with accomodations for 400 guests; the military academy disbanded when the building burned    http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/moser/salinepl.html
Marvin College    Fredericktown    Missouri    1895    1924    Methodist Episcopal Church South    assets acquired by Central College, now Central Methodist University in Fayette    www.cmc.edu
www.rootsweb.com/~momadiso/marvin_college.html
Masonic College    Lexington    Missouri    1847    1861    
    first Masonic college in U.S.; Graduates included Governor John S.
Marmaduke, Senator Stephen F. Boyle, and Stephen B. Elkins, a Congressman from New Mexico; closed for two years during the Civil War; After the war, the Grand Lodge transferred the property to the State of Missouri which briefly converted it into a military school. In 1871 the property was transferred back to the Grand Lodge-which immediately donated the building to the M.E. Church South, on condition that the church operate a female college and provide free tuition for a limited number of daughters of deceased Masons, see entry for Central Female College; building later restored and used by Lexington College for Women; building burned in 1932    Clark, James G. History of William Jewell College. 1893.
http://www.dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/98001544.pdf
Masonic College    Marion County    Missouri    1844    
    
    near Philadelphia, MO; moved to Lexington, MO sometime after 1846    www.rootsweb.com/~momarion/masonic.htm
Maupin's Commercial College    Chillicothe    Missouri    1889    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
McGee College    College Mound    Missouri    1853    1874    Cumberland Presbyterian    original institution later operated at Pauline Holiness College and later operated by Methodists as McGee College; college suspended operation during the Civil War, reopening in 1866    www.snu.edu
http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Missouri.htm
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. II. 1901. p. 46.
McGee College    College Mound    Missouri    1889    1896    Methodist    
    www.snu.edu
McGee Holiness College    College Mound    Missouri    1896    1922    Church of God    Patterson gives Clarence as location in 1914 and 1917    www.snu.edu
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Medical College of Kansas City    Kansas City    Missouri    1872    
    
    Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
Medico Chirurgical College    Kansas City    Missouri    1893    1905    
    914-918 Independence Ave.; merged with Kansas City Medical College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Kansas City, KS, to form University of Kansas School of Medicine    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Mercantile College and Writing Institute    Kirksville    Missouri    1881    1897    proprietary    founded and operated by William J. Smith until sold briefly to J.N. Dewell in 1894; Smith resumed management a year later and operated until closed; 210 E Washington until Frank M Harrington purchased the building in 1894 and remodeled it as the Harrington Theatre    http://library.truman.edu/manuscripts/K1-Kirksville_93Album/Mercantile_College.htm

Violette, E.M.  The History of Adair County. 1911. pp. 394-396.
Mercy Junior College    St. Louis    Missouri    
    1971    Sisters of Mercy    merged with Maryville College; was previously conducted by St. John's Hospital    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
http://maryville.edu/alumni/sbcontent/connections/history/story.htm
Metropolitan College of Law    St. Louis    Missouri    1894    
    
    located in Washington Bank Building 1905 directory and the Odeon Theater Building in 1914 and 1917 directories    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Midwest Bible and Missionary College    Kansas City    Missouri    1938    
    
    founded in Salina, KS; later moved to St. Louis, MO and in 1961 merged with Kansas City Bible College to become Calvary Bible College    www.calvary.edu/seminary/sem_about/sem_about_body.html
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary    Kansas City    Missouri    1957    
    
    
Missouri Bible College    Columbia    Missouri    1896    
    Christian    
    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Missouri Christian College    Camden Point    Missouri    1869    
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    Burke lists Camden Point College, "a military and female acadmy chartered in 1856 by the Disciples"; Patterson gives 1848 for start date    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Missouri College of Law    St. Louis    Missouri    
    
    consolidated with Metropolitan College of Law    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Missouri College of Medicine and Science    St. Louis    Missouri    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Missouri College of Pharmacy and Chemistry    Kansas City    Missouri    
    
    2001 Troost Avenue    www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/m-r.htm
Missouri Female College    Boonville    Missouri    1862    
    Cumberland Presbyterian    
    http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Missouri.htm
Missouri Holiness College    Des Arc    Missouri    1906    1919    
    name later used by institution at Clarence, Missoui following merger with Holiness Collegiate Institute    www.snu.edu
Missouri Holiness College    Clarence    Missouri    1906    1922    
    initially Holiness Collegiate Institute until merger with institution from Des Arc; closed following fire    www.snu.edu
Missouri Junior College    Saint Joseph    Missouri    
    
Missouri Medical College    St. Louis    Missouri    1845    1899    
    created after closure of Kemper College from Kemper College Medical Department that was founded and led by Joseph N. McDowell; also known as McDowell's College; McDowell became a surgeon with the Confederacy during the Civil War and the medical college building was occupied by the Union forces and used as a barracks and later as the notorious Gratiot Street Prison; McDowell returned to St. Louis following the war and began rebuilding the college; Missouri Medical College merged with St. Louis Medical College to form St. Louis-Missouri Medical College that later merged with Washington University    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Missouri Shorthand College    St. Louis    Missouri    
    
    912 W. Garrison Ave.    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Missouri Southern State College    Joplin    Missouri    1937    
    state supported    Missouri Southern State University, effective August 2003; see also Joplin Junior College    http://www.mssu.edu/
Missouri Wesleyan College    Cameron    Missouri    1887    1930    Methodist Episcopal    first accredited by NCA in 1919; accreditation withdrawn in 1926; merged with Baker University, Baldwin City, KS in 1930    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
NCA web site.
Don W. Holter.  Fire on the Prairie:  Methodism in the History of Kansas.  1969.
Moberly Commercial College    Moberly    Missouri    1908    
    
    Patterson's Directory of Colleges and Schools, 1914 and 1917
Monett Junior College    Monett    Missouri    
    
Moothart Commercial College    Bonne Terre    Missouri    1909    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Moothart Commercial College    Farmington    Missouri    1905    
    
    www.rootsweb.com/~mostfran/schools/higher_education_farmington.htm
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Morrisville College    Morrisville    Missouri    1872    
    Methodist Episcopal South    see also entry for Scarritt-Morrisville College    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Mound City Business College    St. Louis    Missouri    1900    
    
    1401 Washington Ave.    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Mount Pleasant College    Huntsville    Missouri    1857    1882    Baptist    William Thompson served as President 1855-57 before becoming President of William Jewell College; succeeded by William R. Rothwell who was previously President (from 1856-57) of Baptist College (Stephens) in Columbia; William M. Treloar (later U.S. Representative in the 56th Congress) was an instructor from 1872-75;    www.system.missouri.edu/whmc/tl-edu.html
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Clark, James G.  History of William Jewell College. 1893.
http://www.huntsvillefirstbaptist.org/collegehistory.html
Mount St. Clements College    DeSoto    Missouri    1900    
    Roman Catholic    Patterson refers to St. Clement's College in 1914 and 1917.    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Music and Art College    St. Louis    Missouri    
    
    
National Business College    Kansas City    Missouri    1885    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
National Business College    Webb City    Missouri    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
National College for Christian Workers    Kansas City    Missouri    1899    1964    Methodist Episcopal    records transferred to Scarritt College when closed; campus now home to St. Paul's School of Theology    http://www.scarrittbennett.org/about/history.aspx
National University of Arts and Sciences    St. Louis    Missouri    1912    1918    
    successor to Barnes University; name changed in 1912; undergraduate college established in 1913;    http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/find/PC059-00/
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Nevada Business College    Nevada    Missouri    1897    
    
    Patterson gives 1897 for start in 1905 directory and 1888 for start in 1914 and 1917 directories    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Nevada Christian University    Nevada    Missouri    1889    
    Methodist Episcopal    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
New St. Louis Business College    St. Louis    Missouri    
    
    800 Pine    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
North Missouri Normal School and Commercial College    Kirksville    Missouri    1867    
    state supported    became First District Normal School in 1870, Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1919, Northeast Missouri State College in 1978, Northeast Missouri State University in 1972, now Truman State University    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Northwest Missouri College    Albany    Missouri    1893    1922    Methodist Episcopal South    merged with Central College, now Central Methodist College    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Northwest Missouri Community College    Saint Joseph    Missouri    1879?    1995    
    first accredited by NCA in 1980; accreditation ceased 5/95    NCA web site
Northwest Missouri State Teachers College    Maryville    Missouri    1905    
    state supported    founded as Fifth District Normal School; name changed to Northwest Missouri State Teachers College in 1919, to Northwest Missouri State College in 1949, and to Northwest Missouri State University in 1972    Bremmer. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Northwestern College    Saint Joseph    Missouri    
    
    A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans.  William E. Connelley.  Revised edition, 1919.
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1919ks/l/lerewwg.html
Northwestern Medical College    Saint Joseph    Missouri    1881    1895    
    founding physicians included F.A. Simmons, S.F. Carpenter, J.P. Chesney and J.T. Berghoff; initially housed on second story of court house that later burned; later located at Eighth and Sylvanie streets; after closing, a portion of faculty taught at Central Medical College    Encyclopedia of History of Missouri. Vol. I. 1901. p. 555.
The Daily News' History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, 1899.
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Notre Dame College    Saint Louis    Missouri    1896    1977    Sisters of Notre Dame    womens college; campus bought by University of
Missouri-St. Louis first accredited by NCA in 1960    Closed College Consortium  http://closedcollege.bizland.com
NCA web site
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Oaklawn College    Novelty    Missouri    1876    
    
    founded by W.N. Doyle    Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 1.
Odessa College    Odessa    Missouri    1883    
    nonsectarian    
    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210;
www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/mcdonold/42-49.htm
Otterville College    Otterville    Missouri    1885    1908    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Our Lady of the Ozarks College    Carthage    Missouri    1944    1966    Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate    purchased former property used by Ozark Wesleyan College for back taxes; operated as a high school and junior college seminary until 1966.  From 1966, only high school seminarians attended the school as the junior college moved to Lewis University, IL.  The last class graduated in 1971.    http://www.omiusa.org/Monthly%20News%202004/July%202004/OLO%20Reunion.htm
Ozark Business College    Farmington    Missouri    
    
    www.rootsweb.com/~mostfran/schools/higher_education_farmington.htm
Ozark College    Greenfield    Missouri    1882    1902    Cumberland Presbyterian    founded as Ozark Seminary by W.J. Hawkins; two-story building was erected by Ozark Presbytery with R.L. Vannice as president; absorbed by Missouri Valley College at closing    http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Missouri.htm
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p.41.
http://www.dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/86001396.pdf
Ozark Wesleyan College    Carthage    Missouri    1925    1932    
    records transferred to Central Wesleyan College, Warrenton, Missouri    http://library.truman.edu/manuscripts/cwc_contents.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carthage,_Missouri
Palmer College    Albany    Missouri    1889    
    Christian Church    founded in LeGrand, Iowa as Le Grand Christian College; name changed after gift from H.A. Palmer; moved to Albany, MO in 1912;     Charles M. Correll.  A Century of Congregationalism in Kansas:  1854-1954.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914.
http://www.legrand.lib.ia.us/community/schools/schoolshistory/
Pardee College    Louisiana    Missouri    
    Presbyterian    see entry for McCune College    
Park College    Parkville    Missouri    1875    
    Presbyterian    name changed to Park University in 2000    Bremmer. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Pauline Holiness College    College Mound    Missouri    1883    1888    
    located on vacated campus of McGee College; later renamed McGee Holiness College    www.snu.edu
Pearson's National College of Millinery    Kansas City    Missouri    
    
    offered to teach by mail the art of hat design and making    www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/m-r.htm
Perkins and Herpel Mercantile College    St. Louis    Missouri    
    
    located in Lincoln Trust Building    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Peoples College and World League of Christian Faith    Kansas City    Missouri    
    
    15 Westover Arcade Building, 31st and Troost    www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/m-r.htm
People's University    University City    Missouri    
    
    www.umsl.edu/services/library/womenstudies/capitol.htm
Pierce City College    Pierce City    Missouri    1878    
    Baptist    led by C.S. Sheffield in 1880; brick three-story building; John F. Lanneau served as President from 1887-90.  He had previously served as President of Alabama Central Female College (1873-79), Baptist Female College (Lexington, MO from 1879-??); in 1898 there five teachers and 103 students;    Clark, James G.  History of William Jewell College.  1893.
www.georgetowncollege.edu
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 134.
Pike College    Bowling Green    Missouri    1882    
    nonsectarian    
    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, 1917.
Platt's Commercial College    St. Joseph    Missouri    1896    
    
    business college, also with department of telegraphy; average of 125 students    Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 155.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Plattsburg College    Plattsburgh    Missouri    1855    
    
    initially operated by John Ellis until 1897 when it was acquired by the local German Baptist Brethren Church; Solomon Zook Sharp who served as founding president of Ashland College and later, McPherson College, became president of Plattsburg College in 1897 and served for three years before resigning following disagreement with members of the local church who opposed operation of the college     Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
http://celebrate.ashland.edu/presidents.asp?presID=2
www.mcusa-archives.org/personalpage/solomonsharpchronology.html
Pleasant Ridge Male and Female College    Platte County    Missouri    b1884    a1910    
    founded by Jesse and Brice Vineyards    Hamlin.  In Faith and History: The Story of William Woods College. 1965.
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 148.
Poplar Bluff Business College    Poplar Bluff    Missouri    1904    
    
    Patterson gives 1904 for start date in 1905 directory and 1912 as start date in 1914 and 1917 directories    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914 and 1917.
Presbyterian College    Independence    Missouri    
    
    www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/noland.htm
Pritchett College    Glasgow    Missouri    1866    1926    
    founded as Pritchett School Institute with C.W. Pritchett first president; name changed to Pritchett College in 1897; Morrison Observatory funded by $100,000 gift by Berenice Morrison, it was the best equipped observatory in the Mississippi Valley; Charles C. Hemenway was sixth president; other presidents were Oliver Root, R. Thompson Bond, J.H. Pritchett, J.S. Kendall; graduates included Henry S. Pritchett, superintendent of U.S. coast and geodetic survey and later, president of M.I.T. and A.B. Cockerill, manager of the Cherokee Zink Company    archives in Western Historical Manuscripts Collections
www.system.missouri.edu/whmc/tl-edu.html
http://www.glasgow.k12.mo.us/Historyschool.html
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p.237.
Queen City Business College    Springfield    Missouri    1889    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Rockhurst College    Kansas City    Missouri    1914    
    Society of Jesus    now Rockhurst University    http://www.rockhurst.edu/
Richmond College    Richmond    Missouri    1856    
    Cumerland Presbyterian    
    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
http://www.karenbushquilts.com/HISTORY/education.htm
Rockport College    Rockport    Missouri    1880    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Rude Brothers Business College    Carthage    Missouri    1908    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Ruskin College    Trenton    Missouri    1900    1903    
    Owen, Helen. Ruskin College, 1900-1903. Kirksville, MO: Northeast Missouri State Teachers College. 1971.
www.umsystem.edu/whmc/tl-edu.html
St. Charles College    St. Charles    Missouri    1836    
    Methodist Episcopal Church, South    Snow states it was the first Protestant college west of the Mississippi River; John F. Fielding was first president; prospered until Civil War when it closed, re-opening after the war with William H. Anderson as president;    www.system.missouri.edu/whmc/tl-edu.html
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 422.
Snow, Marshall S. Higher Education in Missouri. 1901.
St. Charles Military College    St. Charles    Missouri    1832    
    
    Patterson's Directory of Colleges and Schools, 1914  

    
    
St. Joseph Business University    St. Joseph    Missouri    1879    
    
    occupies rooms in Y.M.C.A. building; average of 300 students    Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 442.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Saint Joseph College    St. Joseph    Missouri    
    
    http://198.209.8.180/lochist/history/holcombe/moch11.html
St. Joseph Commercial College    St. Joseph    Missouri    1859    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
St. Joseph Female College    St. Joseph    Missouri    1877    1881    Baptist    opened by Rev. E. S. Dulin in the Patee house    The Daily News' History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, 1899.
Saint Joseph's College    Edina    Missouri    1883    
    Catholic    
    Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 442.
Saint Joseph's College    Lamar    Missouri    
    Benedictine Sisters    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917
Saint Joseph's College    Springfield    Missouri    1892    1897    Catholic    founded by Charles Heer; later property was used for parochial school    Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 442.
Saint Joseph Hospital Medical College    St. Joseph    Missouri    1867    
    
    located on Second street; faculty included C.F. Knight, Joseph D. Smith, J.M.D. France, Thomas H. Doyle, J.M. Richmond, C. J. Siemens and A.V. Banes; institution merged with College of Physicians and Surgeons after 1888 to become Ensworth Hospital Medical College    The Daily News' History of Buchanan County and St. Joseph, 1899.
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Saint Joseph Junior College    St. Joseph    Missouri    1915    
    public    became Missouri Western College in 1969, Missouri Western State College in 1977, and Missouri Western State University in 2005    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Joseph Veterinary College     St. Joseph    Missouri    1908    1947    
    www.system.missouri.edu/whmc/tl-edu.html
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Saint Joseph's College    Kirkwood    Missouri    
    
    www.redemptorists-denver.org/archives/transcripts.html
Saint Louis Baptist College    St. Louis    Missouri    1957    
    Baptist    became Missouri Baptist College in 1963    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Louis College    St. Louis    Missouri    1818    
    Roman Catholic    founded as Saint Louis Academy; name changed to Saint Louis College in 1820, to Saint Louis University in 1832    Bremmer. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Saint Louis College of Homeopathic Physicians and Surgeons    St. Louis    Missouri    1869    
    
    suspended operations in 1871; revived in 1880; absorbed by Homeopathic Medical College of Missouri in 1882    http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Saint Louis College of Pharmacy    St. Louis    Missouri    1867    
    
    struggled for first few years; in 1892 dedicated a building on south side of Lucas Place near Twenty-first Street; ninty-nine students in senior class during 1897-98 academic year;     Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. pp. 102-06.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Saint Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons    St. Louis    Missouri    1879    
    
    erected a building on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Gamble Street    Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 457.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
St. Louis Commercial College    St. Louis    Missouri    
    
    located at Franklin and Grand in 1905 directory and at 5176 Easton Ave. in 1917 directory    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905 and 1917
Saint Louis Conservatory of Music    St. Louis    Missouri    1974    1989    
    part of St. Louis Conservatory of Music and Schools for the Arts (CASA); formed from a merger between two older schools (one was St. Louis Institute of Music); operated a preparatory division which continued after the collegiate division closed; the St. Louis Symphony took control and changed the name to Community Music School; after a few years control passed to Webster University    
Saint Louis Dental College    St. Louis    Missouri    1895    1908    
    acquired by St. Louis University    www.slu.edu/sluhistory/scene10.html
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914, and 1917
Saint Louis Hahnemann Medical College    St. Louis    Missouri    1873    1874    
    one graduating class of four students    http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Saint Louis Medical College    St. Louis    Missouri    1842    
    
    founded as the Medical Department of St. Louis University; separated in 1855; joins Missouri Dental College in 1866; in 1892 merged with Washington University and the dental college became the Dental Department of Washington University; the medical college became the Medical Department of Washington University after 1900    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 394.
http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Saint Louis Seminary    Jennings    Missouri    1871    
    
    college for women    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Saint Mary's College of O'Fallon    O'Fallon    Missouri    1929    1988    Sisters of the Most Precious Blood    first accredited by NCA in 1962    NCA web site
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Saint Mary's Seminary College;
Saint Mary's of the Barrens    Perryville    Missouri    1818    1985    founded by Vincentian missionaries    first institution of higher education in Missouri and possibly the first west of the Mississippi River; seminary closed in 1863 and students moved to  Philadelphia; reopened in 1888; first accredited by NCA in 1967; Songe state name changed to St. Vincent's Seminary in 1862 with move to St. Louis and to Mary Immaculate Seminary in 1939 after move to Germantown, PA    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
NCA web site; www.amm.org
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Paul's College    Concordia    Missouri    1884    1986    Missouri Synod Lutheran    first accredited by NCA in 1968; continues as a secondary school    NCA web site
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Saint Paul's College    Palmyra    Missouri    1853    1889    Episcopal    Burke states that school may've opened as early as 1841    http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Saint Vincent's College    Cape Girardeau    Missouri    1843    1910    Lazarist Fathers    outgrowth of St. Mary's Seminary founded near Perryville in 1819; when St. Vincent's was founded, St. Mary's became a preparatory school; in 1866 fire destroyed some of the building of St. Mary's and the school was moved to Cape Girardeau and absorbed by St. Vincent's; prior to the Civil War most students came from the south, roughly 50% from Louisiana each year, after the war in 1866-67 only three students were from Louisiana; in 1893 the theology department moved to St. Louis and was renamed Kenrick Theological Seminary; the classical and commercial departments remained on the campus in Cape Girardeau; became a college-prep high school until closing in 1979; served as an evangelization center until 1989; purchased by Southeast Missouri State University in 1998 and coverted into a performing arts center    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210.
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. pp. 473-74
Snow, Marshall S. Higher Education in Missouri. 1901.
http://semissourian.rustcom.net/story/1098978.html
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Scarritt College    Neosho    Missouri    1878    1909    Methodist Episcopal Church, South    began as Neosho Seminary; D. M. Conway as president; in 1880 it was known as Neosho Collegiate Institute with Lewis Wills as president; name changed to Scarritt College in 1882 in recognition of gift from Dr. Scarritt of Kansas City; attended by Will Rogers in late 1890's before his transfer to Kemper Military School in Boonville; John Brown served as president in early 1900's and later founded Southwester Collegiate Institute, later John E. Brown College in Arkansas    http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/moser/Greenepl.html
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 498.
Scarritt-Morrisville College    Morrisville    Missouri    1909    1924    Methodist Episcopal Church, South    see entry for Scarritt College and for Morrisville College; merged with Central College, now Central Methodist College    www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/TT/kbt15.html
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Sedalia University    Sedalia    Missouri    1882    1883    
    outgrowth of Sedalia Seminary (founded in 1876 by J.B. Van Patten) and the Missouri Central Normal School and Collegiate Institute (founded by E. R. Booth); these two institutions merged in 1877; absorbed the Queen City Seminary; then merged into Sedalia University under patronage of the Presbyterian Church    Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 558.
Shelby College    Lafayette County    Missouri    1851    
    
    founded by Joseph Orville Shelby; located between Waverly and Alma; didn't survive beyond the Civil War    http://www.waverlyarts.org/jo_shelby.htm
Smith Business College    Clinton    Missouri    1893    1895    
    renamed Clinton Normal Business College in 1895    http://tacnet.missouri.org/history/clinton_schools.html#BairdCollege
Southeast Missouri Christian College    DeSoto    Missouri    1895    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Southeast Missouri State Teachers College    Cape Girardeau    Missouri    1873    
    state supported    founded as Third District Normal School of Southeast Missouri; name changed to Southeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1919, to Southeast Missouri State College in 1945, to Southeast Missouri State University in 1973    Bremmer. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Southwest Baptist College    Bolivar    Missouri    1878    
    Baptist    founded as a coed liberal arts college in 1878, in Lebanon, MO; moved the very next year to Bolivar, MO where it continues; from 1905-1910, operated as Southwest Baptist Academy of William Jewell College; a fire destroyed the main academic building in 1910; operated as a junior college with classes resuming in 1913; accredited by NCA to offer 4-yr degrees after 1965; on December 17, 1980, the Secretary of State of Missouri signed the amended pro forma decree that changed the name to Southwest Baptist University     www.sbuniv.edu
http://www.sbuniv.edu/library/uarchive/timeln1.htm
Southwest Missouri State University    Springfield    Missouri    1905    
    state supported    founded as Missouri State Normal School of the Fourth District, name changed to Southwest Missouri State Teachers College in 1919, to Southwest Missouri State College in 1945, and to Southwest Missouri State University in 1972; legislature approved change to Missouri State University, effective August 2005    http://www.missouristate.edu/
Southwestern Business College    Poplar Bluff    Missouri    1915    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1917
Southwestern Business College    St. Louis    Missouri    1882    
    
    513 Walnut St.    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Southwestern Christian College    Billings    Missouri    1874    
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Spalding's Commercial College    Kansas City    Missouri    1865    
    proprietary    founded by James F. Spalding; listed at 3208 Troost on Kansas City Public Library site; Harry S. Truman enrolled after graduating from high school in 1901; Truman Library web site lists location as "east wing of New York Life Building, Patterson gives 814-818 Delaware Street address in 1905 and 10th and Oak Streets in 1914 and 1917    www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/s-z.htm
www.trumanlibrary.org/places/kc12.htm
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 31.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Springfield College    Springfield    Missouri    1873    
    Congregational    name changed to Drury College within six months following gift of $25,000 from S.F. Drury of Olivet, Michigan; not to be confused with a proprietary school called Springfield College that is now owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc.; Drury absorbed Iberia Junior College in 1951; name changed to Drury University in 2001    http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/periodicals/ozarksath/ow202d.htm
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Snow, Marshall S. Higher Education in Missouri. 1901.
Springfield Normal School and Business College    Springfield    Missouri    1894    
    proprietary    operated by Allen Moore of Chillicothe after 1898, he also operated similar institutions in Chillicothe and Stanberry; sixteen teachers and 170 students in 1900; two three-story buildings; initially founded by John A. Taylor, who continued as manager    Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 51.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Stewartsville College    Stewartsville    Missouri    1863    1887    Cumberland Presbyterian    
    http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Missouri.htm
Stowe Teachers College    St. Louis    Missouri    
    Municipal    merged with Harris Teachers College in 1954    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Synodical College    Fulton    Missouri    1842    1928    Presbyterian    successor institution of Fulton Female Academy opened by William W. Robertson; under auspices of Presbyterian Church after 1871; first president of the college was T.O. Rogers in 1873; he was succeeded by W.W. Hill for three years and then by B.H. Charles from 1877-88; H.C. Evans was president until 1893; John W. Primrose for three years and then Thomas Peyton Walton (previously president of Elizabeth Aull Seminary at Lexington, MO)     Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901. p. 342.
Parrish, William E. Westminster College: An Informal History, 1851-1999. 2000.  pp. 51, 165.
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. pp. 147-8.
Tarkio College    Tarkio    Missouri    1883    1992    United Presbyterian    
    Williams, Walter.  The State of Missouri.  1901.  pp. 197-210;
http://www.tarkioalumni.org/
Thayer College    Kidder    Missouri    1870    1874    
    operated until at least 1900 as Kidder Institute    http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
http://members.tripod.com/kingscrossfarm/interviews/beginning_of_thayer_college.htm
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. III. 1901. p. 534.
University of Kansas City    Kansas City    Missouri    1929    
    
    merged with Kansas City School of Law in 1938, Western Dental College in 1941, Kansas City College of Pharmacy in 1943, and the Conservatory of Music of Kansas City in 1963; name changed to University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1963;     Bremmer. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Union College of Weston    Weston    Missouri    
    
    
    Hamlin.  In Faith and History: The Story of William Woods College. 1965.
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. V. 1901. p. 149.
University Medical College    Kansas City    Missouri    1881    1911    private    opened at 12th & McGee, later moved to 10th & Campbell in 1888; Jabaz N. Jackson was founder and one time president of AMA; 326 students and 117 graduates in 1899-1900 academic year; Burlingame indicates institution was founded as Kansas City University (not to be confused with Kansas City University that operated for many years in Kansas City, Kansas); the name was changed in 1888 to University Medical College; Burlingame also gives closing date of 1913; Patterson gives address as 913 E. 10th St. in 1905 and 1208 Wyandotte in 1914    www.kclibrary.org/sc/post/schools/20000050.htm
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. pp. 273-75.
Burlingame, Marilyn.  A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools. 2005.
Available at www.umkc.edu/whmckc/scrapbook/articles/kcmedicalschools.pdf
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905 and 1914
University Veterinary College    Kansas City    Missouri    
    
    1902 E. 19th St.    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
University of Missouri School of Mines & Metallurgy    Rolla    Missouri    1870    
    state supported    name changed to University of Missouri at Rolla in 1964 and to University of Missouri-Rolla in 1968; the Board of Curators approved a new name, Missouri University of Science and Technology, that will take effect January 1, 2008    http://www.umr.edu/
Ursuline Academy    Arcadia    Missouri    1878    1892    Ursuline Sisters    acquired property of defunct Arcadia College    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Conrad, ed.  Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 53.
Visitation Junior College    St. Louis    Missouri    
    1928    Visitation Nuns    
    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Walther College    St. Louis    Missouri    1889    
    Lutheran    initial classes held in old high school on Barry Street; in 1890 moved to new building betwwn Chouteau Avenue and Hickory Street and Eighth and St. Paul Streets; first president A.C. Burgdorf;    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
http://archives.luther.edu/records_groups/rg10.html
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. pp. 320-21.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905.
Warrensburg Business College    Warrensburg    Missouri    1903    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905 and 1914
Washington University    St. Louis    Missouri    1853    
    
    founded as Eliot Seminary; name changed to Washington Institute in Saint Louis in 1854, to Washington University in 1857, and to Washington University in St. Louis in 1976    Bremmer. The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Weaubleau Christian College    Weaubleau    Missouri    1867    1914    Christian    founded as Weaubleau Christian Institute, name changed in 1893; Trustees of the school were William R. Davies, J. P. Ware, T. J. Tucker, W. E. Crouch, T. Durnell, I. Wiggins, John Monroe, Joseph Whitaker, and S. W. Whitaker.  The faculty included J. Whitaker (President), W. D. Webber, Mrs. Lulu (Wilson) Whitaker, S. W. Whitaker, Martin C. Schricker, and J. B. Orr.  Located on a three-acre campus convenient to a branch of the St. Louis and San Francisco (“Frisco) Railroad, the school offered Bachelor of Science (“scientific course”) and Bachelor of Accounts (“commercial course”) degrees, plus a “Master’s Degree” after three years’ experience after graduation.
John Whitaker continued as president until his retirement.  His son, C. S. Whitaker, took over in the autumn of 1906.  Dr. Fredrick Cooper, D. D. minister and graduate of Kansas Christian College in the spring of 1906, assumed the presidency in August, 1907 when C.S. Whitaker was called to supply Union Christian College at Merom, Indiana. Dr. Cooper continued with the church and college work until August 1913, when he was called to Palmer College at Albany, Missouri as dean and College pastor.  Mr. Whitaker took over and held school at least one year, 1913-1914. After standing idle for a time, or until about 1917-1918, the college building was then used for a four year high school.    http://web.mst.edu/~whmcinfo/shelf40/r993/info.html
http://www.mogenweb.org/hickory/album/WCCChurch.htm
Webb City College    Webb City    Missouri    1894    1906    Baptist    J.F. Cook president from 1894 to 1899, succeeded Milford Riggs; in 1900 there were twelve instructors and 135 students, 60 percent were women; outgrowth of Nelson Collegiate Institute    www.georgetowncollege.edu
Conard, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. I. 1901. p. 140and vol. VI, pp. 418-19.
West Plains College    West Plains    Missouri    1870    
    
    Patterson gives 1890 for start date in 1914 and 1917 directories    Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 449.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Western Baptist College    Macon    Missouri    
    
    moved to Kansas City, MO where it became Western Baptist Seminary    http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/haley/menu.html
Western Bible and Literary College    Odessa    Missouri    1905    1916    Churches of Christ    J.N. Armstrong was one of the founders who also later served as president of Harper College, Cordell Christian College, and Harding College    Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
Cummins, D. Duane. The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
http://www.therestorationmovement.com/armstrong.htm
Western College    LaBelle    Missouri    1880    1900    
    founded as Western Academy    Harding, Alfred Dwain. Western College, a Chapter in Northeast Missouri's Educational History. Kirksville, MO: Northeast Missouri State Teachers College. 1960.
Western College    Macon    Missouri    1890    
    
    Patterson only Lists Blees Military Academy for Macon in 1905; lists Western Collegiate and Industrial Institute in 1914 and 1917 and indicates Baptist affiliation    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
http://www.reformedreader.org/history/pius/chapter09.htm
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917
Western College of Chiropractic    Kansas City    Missouri    
    
    1855 Independence Avenue    www.kclibrary.org/sc/scdescriptions/sc8/schools/s-z.htm
Western Dental College    Kansas City    Missouri    1890    1941    
    founded by D. J. McMillen and other dentists; first located at 12 West Tenth Street for six years; later moved to 716 Delaware Street; 208 enrolled in 1899-1900; Patterson gives location as 11th and Locust Sts.; merged with University of Missouri-Kansas City    www.umkc.edu/umkc/catalog/html/intro/0200.html
www.kclibrary.org/sc/post/schools/20000148.htm
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 444.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Western Eclectic College of Medicine and Surgery    Kansas City    Missouri    
    
    
    http://wwwcrl.uchicago.edu/collcat/collcatW.htm
Western Veterinary College    Kansas City    Missouri    1897    
    
    1121 Holmes St.    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Will Mayfield College    Marble Hill    Missouri    1885    1934    
    founded by William Henderson Mayfield and Dr. H. J. Smith as Mayfield-Smith Academy at Smithville (now Sedgewickville) in Bollinger County, Missouri, in 1878.  In 1880 the school was moved to the county seat at Marble Hill, and in 1885 the first building was completed.  In 1903 the name of the school was changed to Will Mayfield College in honor of William Henderson Mayfield’s son, Will, who was a graduate of the Academy and who had died the previous year at the age of 20.  Governed by the St. Francois Association of Baptist Churches, the College offered four years of preparatory school and two years of junior college work.  The College closed its doors permanently in 1934 for financial reasons.    http://www.willmayfield.org/
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917
Woman's Medical College of Kansas City    Kansas City    Missouri    1894    
    
    organized by T. J. Beattie, J. Block, C.A. Dannaker and R.S. Sloan; thirty students and 19 graduates in 1900; 917 Forest St.    www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 502.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Woman's Medical College of St. Louis    St. Louis    Missouri    1883    1884    
    companion institution of Homeopathic Medical College of Missouri    http://becker.wustl.edu/ARB/Exhibits/mowihsp/stlwu/19thTimeline.htm
Woman's Medical College of St. Louis    St. Louis    Missouri    1889    1892    
    grew out of the Rachel Obstetrical School directed by W. H. Mayfield and Garland Hunt; headed by G.W. Broome    Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 502.
Woman's Medical College of St. Louis    St. Louis    Missouri    1893    1896    
    occupied the old St. Louis University building on the corner of Sixteenth and Pine Streets; graduated twenty-five students during it's existence    Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 502.
Woodland College    Independence    Missouri    1869    
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    grew out of Independence high school founded by M.W. Miller in 1857; W.A. and W. Buckner bought the property in 1869; in in 1871 combined with Independence high school    http://198.209.8.166/sheproom/history/holcombe/moch11.html
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Conrad, ed. Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, vol. VI. 1901. p. 514.                 
Wright's College and Private High School    St. Louis    Missouri    1882    
    
    513 Walnut St.    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905
Wyaconda College    Kahoka    Missouri    
    
    
    Moore, Kenneth R.  History of LaGrange College, Vol. I.  2002.

    
    
    
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