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

College Name    City    State    Start Date    End Date    Affiliation    Other Information    Source
Bellevue College    Bellevue    Nebraska    1883    1918    Presbyterian    in 1892, the name was changed to the University of Omaha with Bellevue College continuing as the department of arts & letters; Omaha Medical College affiliated for a few years after 1890; this University of Omaha was not the same as th Municipal University of Omaha founded in 1909; Bellevue Vocational School opened on the site in 1934; records acquired by Hastings College    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Bellevue College    Bellevue    Nebraska    1966    
    
    name change to Bellevue University in 1994    http://www.bellevue.edu/about/history.aspx
Blair College of Nebraska    Omaha    Nebraska    1967    
    proprietary    in 1976 name changed to Omaha College of Health Careers    www.omahacollege.com/history.html
Boyles College    Omaha    Nebraska    
    
    listed as predecessor institution by Nebraska College of Business    http://www.ncbedu.com/
Brownville College    Nemaha County    Nebraska    1858    1860    
    organized in December, 1858, with Rev. T. W. Tipton, President; the Medical Department of the college was organized at the same time, and a course of lectures delivered to a class of twenty five.    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
http://www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/andreas/nemaha/nemaha-p6.html
Central Theological Seminary    Fremont    Nebraska    1949    1967    
    
    
Cotner University    Bethany Heights suburb of Lincoln    Nebraska    1889    1933    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    founded as Christian University; name changed Cotner in honor of Samuel Cotner who donated a tract of land; a medical college was established in 1890 and later moved to Omaha and in 1913 was separated; in 1899 the Lincoln Dental College was established and later separated    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Custer College    Broken Bow    Nebraska    1909    
    
    
    
Dana College        Blair    Nebraska    1884    2010    Danish United Synod Lutheran    Initially a preparatory institution; Dana School began awarding associates degrees by the 1910s; in the 1930s gained accreditation and began awarding bachelors degrees; Dana, Trinity Seminary, and the United Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church [renamed the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1944] shared the same campus until 1956; Trinity later moved to the campus of Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.  In early 2010, faced with reduced funding resources and an annual deficit, Dana College, under President Janet Phillips, looked to sell to a for-profit entity;  In May 2010 the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association denied accreditation to the potential new owners, causing their funding to be withdrawn; the Dana board of trustees then decided to close the school immediately;  nearby Midland University, also associated with the ELC, absorbed many of the Dana students, faculty and coaches.      2009 Dana College Catalog, http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/07/12/dana
Omaha World Herald and Fremont Tribune
A Place Called Dana, by Peter L. Petersen (1984)
A Season in the GPAC, by B Lynn Fouts (2006)
Duchesne College of the Sacred Heart    Omaha    Nebraska    1881    1968    Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus    accredited by NCA as a junior college in 1937; accredited as a senior college in 1939
www.panesu.org/subject/markers/Duchesne-Academy    http://closedcollege.bizland.com
NCA web site
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Fairbury College    Fairbury    Nebraska    
    
    
Fairfield College    Fairfield    Nebraska    1884    1898    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    several attempts were made to unite with Cotner University    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Fontenelle College    
    Nebraska    
    
    Doane College, established in 1872, is successor institution    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Fremont College & Business Institute    Fremont    Nebraska    1900    1919    
    merged with Midland College, now Midland Lutheran College    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Fremont Normal School & Business College    Fremont    Nebraska    1884    1889    
    in 1919 the physical plant was purchased by Midland College, Atchinson, KS and Midland was relocated    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
Gates College    Neligh    Nebraska    1882    1898    Congegational    
    http://www.thecoo.edu/admin/hr/policies/history.html
www.rootsweb.com/~nerewour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwwhistd.html#colleges
Grand Island College    Grand Island    Nebraska    1892    1931    Baptist    merged with Sioux Falls College    http://www.thecoo.edu/admin/hr/policies/history.html
www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Grand Island College    
    Nebraska    
    2000    
    The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 14, 2002
Hebron College    Hebron    Nebraska    1911    
    
    later merged with Wartburg College    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/co/Thayer.htm
www.wartburg.edu/admissions/fastfacts.html
Hiram Scott College    Scottsbluff    Nebraska    
    1971    
    operated briefly as satellite college of Parsons College, IA    http://closedcollege.bizland.com;
NCA web site; www.hiramscott.com
Koerner, James D.  The Parsons College Bubble.  1970.
Immaculate Conception College    Hastings    Nebraska    
    
    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/Blue_Book/1920/pages/bb200488.htm
John F. Kennedy College    Wahoo    Nebraska    1965    1975    
    appraisal, title report, map, photos at
www.crosswinds.net/~twidlar/jfk/index.htm    www.kennedycollege.com
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
John J. Pershing College    Beatrice    Nebraska    
    1971    
    founded as satellite colelge of Parsons College, IA    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Koerner, James D.  The Parsons College Bubble. 1970.
Lincoln Business College    Lincoln    Nebraska    
    
    
Lincoln School of Commerce    Lincoln    Nebraska    
    
    operated as part of Quest Education, renamed Hamilton College - Lincoln in 1998; Quest acquired by Kaplan in 2000 and became part of Kaplan University in 2007    
Luther Junior College    Wahoo    Nebraska    1909    1961    Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod    Luther Academy (1883-1909); Luther Junior College joined Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska following formation of the Lutheran Church in America     Midland Lutheran College Archive at Luther Library web site;
www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
Solberg.  Lutheran Higher Education in North America.  1985.
Mallalieu University    Bartley    Nebraska    1886    1888    Methodist    merged with Nebraska Central College and York College (not the current York College) to form Nebraska Wesleyan University    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Merici College    
    Nebraska    
    1930's    Ursuline Nuns    
    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Midland College    Fremont    Nebraska    1919    1962    
    established at Atchison, Kansas, by the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church on September 15, 1887; moved to Fremont, Nebraska in 1919 to property of the former Fremont Normal School and Business College; merged in 1962 with Luther Junior College from Wahoo, Nebraska becoming Midland Lutheran College; name change to Midland University in October 2010    Midland Lutheran College Archive at Luther Library web site
Mount Vernon College    Peru    Nebraska    1866    1867    
    also known as Peru Seminary & College; offered to Methodists, but not accepted; then offered to state and opened as normal school; predecessor to Peru State College    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
www.state.ne.us/NEpostsecondaryed/PSCHistory.htm
www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/SCHofNE/pages/schn0147.htm#School,%20Perue
Nebraska Central College    Central City    Nebraska    1886    1890    Methodist    successor to private academy first opened in Osceola and later Fullerton; operated by Northern Nebraska Central Conference until closed; merged with Malalieu University and York College (not the current York College) to form Nebraska Wesleyan University    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
Nebraska Central College    Central City    Nebraska    1898    
    Friends    purchased campus of former Methodist institution    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
Nebraska College    Nebraska City    Nebraska    1861    1885    Episcopal    acquired property of Otoe College in 1872    http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/otoe/otoe-p5.html
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Nebraska College of Business    Omaha    Nebraska    
    
    ownership by Quest Education Corporation; renamed Hamilton College - Omaha in 1998; Quest was acquired by Kaplin in 2000; operating as part of Kaplan University after 2007    
Nebraska State Normal School and Teachers College    Wayne    Nebraska    1891    
    state supported    founded as Nebraska Normal College;Wayne State College after 1963    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Nebraska University    Fontanelle    Nebraska    1858    1874    Congregational    opened for one term in 1858 then closed for six years, reopening in 1864; renamed Fontanelle College during last few years; considered by some to be a predecessor of Doane College    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Nettleton Business College    Omaha    Nebraska    
    
    listed as predecessor institution by Nebraska College of Business    http://www.ncbedu.com/
Norfolk College    Norfolk    Nebraska    
    1898    
    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
Omaha Baptist Bible College    Omaha    Nebraska    1921    
    Association of Regular Baptist Churches    founded as Omaha Bible Institute, became Omaha Baptist Bible College in 1960; adopted name of Faith Baptist Bible College (now Ankeny, IA) in 1967    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Omaha Business College    Omaha    Nebraska    
    
    
Omaha College of Pharmacy    Omaha    Nebraska    
    1905    
    merged with Creighton University    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Omaha Medical College    Omaha    Nebraska    1880    
    proprietary    initially begun as Nebraska School of Medicine, Preparatory in October, 1880  offering a twenty week course of study; incorporated as Omaha Medical College in 1881 with original building located on southwest corner of Mason and Eleventh Streets adjoining St. Joseph Hospital; from 1884-1887 affiliated with Methodist Episcopal College of Nebraska at York and served as medical department of the college; affiliated in 1890 with University of Omaha; agreement reached in July 1902 with University of Nebraska to become the College of Medicine;     Hetzner, Bernice M.  "The Development of the Omaha Medical College, 1869-1902."
Otoe University    Nebraska City    Nebraska    1859    1871    Presbyterian    property sold to Nebraska College    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
www.kancoll.org/books/andreas_ne/otoe/otoe-p5.html
Platte College    Platte    Nebraska    1969    
    public    now Central Community College    http://www.ci.columbus.ne.us/century.htm
Saint John Vianney Seminary    Elkhorn    Nebraska    
    1969    
    
Saint Ursula's Junior College    York    Nebraska    
    
    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/Blue_Book/1920/pages/bb200488.htm
Servite College    Omaha    Nebraska    
    Servants of Mary    founded for the education of Sisters, probably never enrolled lay students    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Spalding College    Spalding    Nebraska    1908    1918    3rd Order Regular of Saint Francis    
    http://userweb.esu10.k12.ne.us/~spldacad/hbook98.html#anchor1553145
http://www.franciscanfriarstor.com/theorder/stf_sacredheart.htm
University of Omaha    Omaha    Nebraska    1908    
    
    became Municipal University of Omaha in 1931 and then University of Nebraska Omaha after joining the state system in 1968    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Western Theological Seminary    Fremont    Nebraska    1919    1949    
    founded in Atchinson, Kansas in 1893    Midland Lutheran College Archive at Luther Library site
York Business College    York    Nebraska    1901    1916    proprietary    purchased by York College ; moved to campus in 1925    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/Hist_York/hycp051.htm
http://library.york.edu/archives/PDF YCHistory/brief history of YC.pdf
York College    York    Nebraska    1880    1888    Methodist    medical college located in Omaha; library and museum transferred to Nebraska Wesleyan; buildings and grounds purchased by Ursuline Order for use as an academy; not to be confused with the current York College that is still operating and affiliated with the Churches of Christ    www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/who1940/hist/wwnhistd.html#colleges
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
York College    York    Nebraska    1890    1954    United Brethren    In 1946, a merger with the Evangelical Church resulted in control passing to the newly-formed Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) Church. In 1954, that body decided to transfer its support to another EUB institution, Westmar University in LeMars, Iowa, at the end of the summer term, July 1, 1954. Control was transferred to members of the churches of Christ in 1956.  The new administration reopened York College in the fall of 1956.    http://www.york.edu/campus_info/Index.htm
http://library.york.edu/archives/PDF%20YCHistory/CHAPTER3.PDF

    
    
    

    

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