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

College Name    City    State    Start Date    End Date    Affiliation    Other Information    Source
Catholic Teachers College of New Mexico    Albuquerque    New Mexico    1940    1947    Sisters of St. Francis    predecessor to College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande    http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
College of Artesia    Artesia    New Mexico    
    1972    
    operated briefly as satellite college 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.
College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande    Albuquerque    New Mexico    1947    1965    Sisters of St. Francis    successor to St. Francis College and Catholic Teachers College of New Mexico, later University of Albuquerque    http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Franklin College    Albuquerque    New Mexico    
    1998    
    www.tgslc.org/tgslc/shoptalk/1998/st87/st87.pdf
Hobbs Baptist College    Hobbs    New Mexico    1956    
    Baptist    became New Mexico Baptist College in 1958 and then College of the Southwest in 1961; name changed to University of the Southwest in 2008    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
http://www.usw.edu/183312.ihtml
Las Cruces College    Las Cruces    New Mexico    1888    
    
    became New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1889    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Las Vegas College    Las Vegas    New Mexico    1877    1884    Jesuits    moved to Morrison, Colorado becoming College of the Sacred Heart    www.archden.org/noel/02000.htm
Metropolitan College    Albuquerque    New Mexico    
    2006    
    http://www.accsct.org/Content/StudentCorner/documents/MetropolitanCollege-Albuquerque-NM.pdf
Montezuma College    Montezuma    New Mexico    1922    1929    Baptist    building now on site of United World College, a college prep institution    www.rootsweb.com/~nmsanmig/san-mig-count.html
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
New Mexico Baptist College    Alamagordo    New Mexico    
    
    see entry for Hobbs Baptist College    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
New Mexico College of Agricultural & Mechanical Arts    Las Cruces    New Mexico    1888    
    state supported    name change to New Mexico State University of Agricultural, Engineering & Science in 1958; to New Mexico State University in 1960    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
New Mexico Normal College    Las Vegas    New Mexico    1893    
    state supported    became New Mexico Normal University in 1898 and New Mexico Highlands University in 1941    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Francis College    Albuquerque    New Mexico    1920    1947    Sisters of St. Francis    predecessor to Catholic Teachers College of New Mexico & College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande    http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Michael's College    Santa Fe    New Mexico    1874    
    Brothers of Christian Schools    first opened in 1859 with higher education program after 1874 under charter as the College of the Christian Brothers of New Mexico; college program dropped after World War I and St. Michael's continued as a preparatory school; reoped college program in the former Bruns Army Hospital in 1947; name changed to College of Sante Fe in 1966 and became co-ed; in 1980, expanded into Albequerque, assuming responsibility for programs of University of Albuquerque after it closed; Board of Trustees decided to close after 2009; acquired and operated by Laureate Education Inc.; name changed to Santa Fe University of Art and Design after August 30, 2010    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
http://www.csf.edu/about_csf/history
Southwestern Holiness College    La Lande    New Mexico    1908    1911    
    another school of the same name was planned at Elida, New Mexico;  these two "merged" under the same name in 1911 and then closed the following year    www.snu.edu
University of Albuquerque    Albuquerque    New Mexico    1966?    1986    Sisters of St. Francis    successor to College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande    http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.

    
    
    

    

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