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

College Name    City    State    Start Date    End Date    Affiliation    Other Information    Source
Altus College    Altus    Oklahoma    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
American Christian College    Tulsa    Oklahoma    1971    1978    
    founded by Billy James Hargis; students looking for transcripts can contact Dr. David Noebel, www.summit.org  918-836-5501    Ringenberg, William C.  The Christian College: A History of Protestant Higher Education in America. 1984.
Ardery College    Guthrie    Oklahoma    1901    
    
    Patterson gives location as Oklahoma City in 1914 directory    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v028/v028p063.pdf
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917
Bartlesville Wesleyan College    Bartlesville    Oklahoma    1959    
    Wesleyan Church    founded in 1959 after merger of Colorado Springs Bible College, Pilgrim Bible College and Holiness Evangelistic Institute; initially named Central Pilgrim College; renamed Bartlesville Wesleyan College in 1968 following merger of Pilgrim Holiness Church and Wesleyan Methodist Church; merged with Miltonvale Wesleyan College in 1972; renamed Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 2001    http://okwu.edu/alumni/antecedents/antecedenthome.php
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Benedictine Heights College    Tulsa    Oklahoma    1955    1962    Benedictine Sisters    
    www.tulsaosb.org/alumni.htm
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Benedictine Heights College/Catholic College of Oklahoma for Women    Guthrie    Oklahoma    1916    1955    Benedictine Sisters    
    www.tulsaosb.org/alumni.htm
Beulah Heights College    Beulah Heights    Oklahoma    1905    1909    
    transferred to Church of the Nazarene and relocated to Bethany as Oklahoma Holiness College    www.snu.edu
Bookertee Agricultural and Mechanical College    Bookertee    Oklahoma    1919    
    
    founded by J.C. Leftwich, who dided in 1923    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/C/CO026.html
Bristow Junior College    Bristow    Oklahoma    1928    1951    public    founded by Bristow Public Schools while E. H. Black served as Superintendent; closed briefly during WW II from 1942-1946; over 800 students attended at some point    "A Strong and Sturdy Vessel:  A History of Bristow Junior College" by Letha Caudle, in The Chronicles of Oklahoma, Vol. LXXXIII, Number 2, Summer, 2005, pp.  218-231.
http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Brown's Practical Business College    Tulsa    Oklahoma    1913    
    
    located at 510 South Main Street    www.rootsweb.com/~arpolk/okbrown.htm
Cameron State School of Agriculture    Lawton    Oklahoma    1908    
    state supported    name changed to Cameron State Agricultural College in 1927, to Cameron College in 1971, and to Cameron University in 1975    http://www.cameron.edu/
Capital City Business College    Guthrie    Oklahoma    1893    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Capital City Junior College    Oklahoma City    Oklahoma    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Carey College    Oklahoma City    Oklahoma    1911    1911    
    
Central Christian College    Bartlesville    Oklahoma    1950    1959    Church of Christ    predecessor to Oklahoma Christian College, Cordell, OK, and later,Oklahoma City, OK    www2.oc.edu/vision/stories_autumn99/50th/50th.html
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Central State Normal School    Edmond    Oklahoma    1890    
    state supported    founded as The Normal School of the Territory of Oklahoma; name changed to Central State Normal School in 1907, to Central State Teachers College in 1919, to Central State College in 1939, to Central State University in 1971, and to the University of Central Oklahoma in 1990    http://www.ucok.edu/about_uco.htm
Central Pilgrim College    Bartlesville    Oklahoma    1959    
    Wesleyan Church    result of series of mergers which included Colorado Springs Bible College, Pilgrim Bible College, and Western Pilgrim College; the name Bartlesville Wesleyan College was adoped in 1968 after merger of Pilgrim Holiness Church and Wesleyan Church; in August 2001 became Oklahoma Wesleyan University    http://okwu.edu/alumni/antecedents/antecedenthome.php
Claver College    Guthrie    Oklahoma    1931    1945    Catholic    only African American Catholic college west of Mississippi River;    www.tulsaosb.org/alumni.htm
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/C/CO026.html
Colored Agricultural and Normal University    Langston    Oklahoma    1897    
    state supported    became Langston University in 1941    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978
Conners State School of Agriculture    Warner    Oklahoma    1908    
    state supported    now Conners State College    
Cordell Christian College    Cordell    Oklahoma    1907    1931    Disciples of Christ    
    Young, M. Norvel. A History of Colleges Established and Controlled by Members of the Churches of Christ. 1949.
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
Cummins, D. Duane. The Disciples Colleges: A History. 1987.
Creek-Seminole College    Boley    Oklahoma    1906    
    
    founded by J.C. Leftwich; after building burned in 1916, moved to Clearview and reopened as Creek-Seminole Agricultural College; Leftwich sold the institution to the Baptist Church in 1919; a year later, moved to Okmulgee and renamed Southwest Creek and Seminole Baptist College    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/C/CO026.html
Droughan Business College    Muskogee    Oklahoma    b 1906    1965    proprietary    3rd St. & W. Okmulgee listed as address 1906 through 1915; address listed at the Sayre Bldg, (s.w. corner of 4th & Okmulgee) through 1925; in 1930 listed at 2nd floor Fite-Rowsey Bldg. (101-107 N.2nd & 208 1/2 W. Okmulgee) corner lot; in 1930 listed at 2nd & W. Okmulgee; then through 1965 listed at 305 W. Okmulgee     http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v029/v029p200.pdf
Muskogee City Directories
Droughan Business College    Oklahoma City    Oklahoma    1900    
    proprietary    Grand and Harvey Streets listed as address in Patterson's 1914 and 1917 directories    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v028/v028p063.pdf
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Droughan Business College    Tahlequah    Oklahoma    
    1913    proprietary    acquired by Lee O. Brown and name changed to Brown Business College in 1912; moved to Tulsa the following year    www.rootsweb.com/~arpolk/okbrown.htm
Durant Presbyterian College    Durant    Oklahoma    1846    
    Presbyterian    founded as Calvin Institute; name change to Durant Presbyterian College in 1900; name later changed to Oklahoma Presbyterian College in 1910    www.austin.edu/Abell/Srvpoco/manscrpt.html
www.choctaw-web.com/schools.htm
East Central State Normal School    Ada    Oklahoma    1909    
    state supported    name changed to East Central State Teachers College in 1919, to East Central State College in 1939, to East Central Oklahoma State University in 1974, and to East Central University in 1985    http://www.ecok.edu/
Eastern University Preparatory School    Claremore    Oklahoma    1909    
    state supported    Eastern University Preparatory School closed in 1917;  restarted as the Oklahoma Military Academy (OMA) in 1919 and from 1923 to 1971 it offered secondary and collegiate education; In 1971, the name changed to Claremore Junior College and to Rogers State College in 1982; in 1996, Rogers State College and the University Center at Tulsa (UCAT) merged to form Rogers University, with campuses in Claremore and Tulsa; in 1998, Rogers State College became a member of the OU Board of Regents, and was renamed Rogers State University with permission to seek accreditation as a four year, bachelor degree granting university    www.rsu.edu/about/history
El Meta Bond College    Minco    Oklahoma    1889    
    
    Thirtieth commencement program had inscription, "Founded at Silver City, Indian Territory, September 8th, 1899, closed-Minco, Okla., May 28, 1920"; Cummins has listed as El Neta Christian College with 1896 for date of founding    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v017/v017p184.html
El Reno College    El Reno    Oklahoma    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Epworth College of Medicine    Oklahoma City    Oklahoma    
    1910    
    merged with University of Oklahoma School of Medicine    http://www.ou.edu/provost/ir/Factbook_2002/02_1_04.htm
Epworth University    Oklahoma City    Oklahoma    1904    1919    Methodist Episcopal Church    now Oklahoma City University; see also entry for Methodist University of Oklahoma    www.rootsweb.com/~oklcgs/epworth.html
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905.
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/O/OK032.html
Flaming Rainbow University    Stillwater    Oklahoma    
    1992    
    first accredited by NCA in 1985    
Flipper-Key-Davis University    Tullahassee    Oklahoma    1914    1935    African Methodist Episcopal     
    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/J/JU005.html
Foster Business College    Bartlesville    Oklahoma    1910    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Hargrove College    Ardmore    Oklahoma    1895    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914.
Henry Kendall College    Muskogee    Oklahoma    1894    
    
    moved to Tulsa in 1907 and adopted name of University of Tulsa in 1920    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Hill's Business College    Oklahoma City    Oklahoma    1905    
    
    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v028/v028p063.pdf
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917
Holy Family College    Langston    Oklahoma    1892    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Indian University    Muskogee    Oklahoma    1880    
    Baptist    begun at Cherokee Baptist Mission at Tahlequah; moved to Muskogee in 1885; renamed Bacone Indian University after its founder and first president, later changed to Bacone College    www.bacone.edu
Indianola College    Wynne Wood    Oklahoma    
    Cumberland Presbyterian    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Kingfisher College    Kingfisher    Oklahoma    1895    1927    Congregational Church    records transferred to University of Oklahoma; Davison has closure in 1922;    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&co=84
http://www.rootsweb.com/~okkingfi/kfp5.html
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v028/v028p063.pdf
Lawton Business College    Lawton    Oklahoma    1902    
    
    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v028/v028p063.pdf
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905, 1914, and 1917.
Methodist University of Oklahoma    Guthrie    Oklahoma    1911    1919    Methodist Episcopal Church    Epworth College from 1910-1919; later Epworth University joined with Fort Worth University, TX to form Methodist University of Oklahoma in 1911 and was located for a time in old territorial capitol building in Guthrie; moved in 1919 becaming Oklahoma City College and later, Oklahoma City University in 1924    www.rootsweb.com/~oklcgs/epworth.html
www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/FF/kbf6.html
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/O/OK032.html
Midwest Christian College    Oklahoma City    Oklahoma    
    1985    
    consolidated with Ozark Bible College in Joplin, MO under the name Ozark Christian College    www.occ.edu/aboutocc/history.htm
Monte Cassino Junior College    Tulsa    Oklahoma    1931    1945    Benedictine Sisters    
    www.tulsaosb.org/alumni.htm
Murray State School of Agriculture    Tishomingo    Oklahoma    1908    
    state supported    now Murray State College    
Northeastern School of Mines    Miami    Oklahoma    1919    
    state supported    name changed to Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College in 1924 and to Northeastern Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College after 1939    http://www.neo.edu/
Northeastern State Normal School    Tahlequah    Oklahoma    1909    
    state supported    established as Cherokee National Female Seminary in 1851; state assumed control in 1909; name changed to Northeastern State Teachers College in 1919, to Northeastern State College in 1939, to Northeastern Oklahoma State University in 1974, and to Northeastern State University in 1985    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeastern_State_University
Northwestern Territorial Normal School    Alva    Oklahoma    1897    
    state supported    name changed to Northwestern Normal School in 1904, to Northwestern State Normal School in 1907, to Northwestern State Teachers College in 1919, to Northwestern State College in 1939, and to Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1974    http://www.nwosu.edu/pubrel/history.htm
Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College    Stillwater    Oklahoma    1890    
    state supported    changed to Oklahoma State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences in 1957. Technical branches were established in Okmulgee
in 1946 and in Oklahoma City in 1961. In 1990 these two technical
branches were renamed OSU-Okmulgee and OSU-Oklahoma
City. OSU-Tulsa was formed from a consortium of universities that
were originally established in 1982. In July of 1988, the Oklahoma
College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (in Tulsa) became the
College of Osteopathic Medicine of OSU. In 2001, it became part
of the OSU Center for Health Sciences which also has an affiliation
with its primary teaching hospital, the OSU Medical Center    http://www.okstate.edu/registrar/Catalogs/Catalog.html
Oklahoma Baptist College    Blackwell    Oklahoma    1889    1913    Baptist    
    http://catalog.okbu.edu/content.php?catoid=16&navoid=214
Oklahoma Baptist College for Girls    Sapulpa    Oklahoma    
    Baptist    offered two-year teaching degrees    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/C/CO026.html
Oklahoma Christian College    Cordell    Oklahoma    1950    
    
    successor to Central Christian College, Bartlesville, OK; later Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Oklahoma Christian University    Enid    Oklahoma    1907    
    Disciples of Christ    later name changed to Phillips University in 1913; not to be confused with Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City    www.phillips.edu/puhist.htm
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Oklahoma City Business College    Oklahoma City    Oklahoma    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1905.
Oklahoma City College    Oklahoma City    Oklahoma    1919    
    Methodist      the Methodist University of Oklahoma Board of Trustees voted to close the Guthrie campus and establish a new institution; on September 15, 1919, Oklahoma City College opened for classes at Twelfth and Walnut streets; in 1920 the university trustees purchased twenty-two acres of land for the new school at Northwest Twenty-third and Blackwelder streets; name change to Oklahoma City University in 1924;     http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/O/OK032.html
Oklahoma City College of Law    Oklahoma City    Oklahoma    
    
    opened in YMCA building on NW Second Street; purchased by Oklahoma City University in 1952; moved to OCU campus in 1956    http://www.journalrecord.com/article.cfm?recid=96583
Oklahoma City Southwestern College    Bethany    Oklahoma    
    
    the name changed to Southwestern College of Christian Ministries in 1981 and to Southwestern Christian University in 2001    www.swcu.edu
www.ncahlc.org
Oklahoma College for Women    Chickasha    Oklahoma    1908    
    state supported    founded as Industrial Institute and College; became Oklahoma College for Women in 1916, Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts in 1965, and University of Sciences and Arts of Oklahoma in 1974    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Oklahoma College for Young Ladies    Oklahoma City    Oklahoma    1907    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Oklahoma Holiness College    Bethany    Oklahoma    1909    1918    
    later Oklahoma Nazarene College in 1918; merged with Texas Holiness University in 1920 with name changed to Bethany-Peniel College; then other colleges merged Bethany-Central Holiness College in 1929, Arkansas Holiness College in 1931, and Bresee College in 1940.  In 1955 became Bethany Nazarene College, and now Southern Nazarene University.  SNU considers the founding date of Texas Holiness (1899) as it's own.    http://snu.edu/?p={42F09E01-0937-423D-B1A9-18183A4B3A4A}
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
Oklahoma Junior College    Oklahoma City    Oklahoma    
    1995    
    began in Tulsa as the Oklahoma School of Accountancy, Law and Finance in 1919.  In 1949 the college became known as the Oklahoma School of Business, Accounting, Law and Finance and, in 1952, was accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Private Business Schools. In November, 1982, the school was renamed Oklahoma Junior College of Business and Technology of Tulsa.  The Association of Independent Colleges and Schools granted junior college status to the institution in July, 1984, and the Oklahoma Board of Regents for Higher Education authorized associate degree granting authority in applied sciences. In January, 1985, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Institutions of Higher Education granted initial candidacy to the college.
In April, 1985, Oklahoma Junior College of Business and Technology of Tulsa opened a branch campus in Oklahoma City, and it was known as Oklahoma Junior College of Business and Technology of Oklahoma City.   In 1989, the Oklahoma City campus was officially designated Oklahoma Junior College.  The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) granted full branch accreditation to the Oklahoma City campus in April 1986. In April 1987, the Oklahoma City campus established itself as independent of the Tulsa campus.  The Oklahoma Regents of Higher Education approved the college for the granting of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in June of 1987.  In August 1989, the ACICS granted free-standing status to the college.
The Tulsa school closed in January 1993 and the Oklahoma City school closed in October 1995.
first accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools in 1985    http://admissions.ou.edu/oklajrcollege.html
Oklahoma Methodist College    Muskogee    Oklahoma    1912    
    Methodist Episcopal Church    Patterson's gives name of Oklahoma Woman's College in 1917 directory    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Oklahoma Presbyterian College for Girls    Durant    Oklahoma    1896    
    Presbyterian    founded as Calvin Institute; name change to Durant Presbyterian College in 1900; name change to Oklahoma Presbyterian College in 1910    www.austin.edu/Abell/Srvpoco/manscrpt.html
www.choctaw-web.com/schools.htm
Oklahoma School of Mines and Metallurgy    Wilburton    Oklahoma    1908    
    state supported    now Eastern Oklahoma State College    
Oklahoma Wesleyan College    Oklahoma City    Oklahoma    1903    
    Methodist Episcopal Church    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914 and 1917.
Okmulgee Junior College    Okmulgee    Oklahoma    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Panhandle State School of Agriculture    Goodwell    Oklahoma    1909    
    state supported    name change to Panhandle Agricultural & Mechanical College in 1921, to Oklahoma Panhandle State College of Agricultural & Applied Sciences in 1967, and to Oklahoma Panhandle State University in 1974    
Phillips University    Enid    Oklahoma    1907    1998    Disciples of Christ    first accredited by NCA in 1919; first named Oklahoma Christian University, changed to Phillips in 1913.    NCA web site; November 15, 1989, June 21, 1996, April 10, 1998,
August 14, 1998 Chronicle of Higher Education;
www.phillips.edu; www.puafa.org
Sacred Heart College    Sacred Heart Mission    Oklahoma    1883    
    
    relocated to Shawnee, OK and renamed Saint Gregory College in 1916    www.sgc.edu
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories. 2003.
St. Agnes College    Ardmore    Oklahoma    
    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914.
Sango Baptist College    Muskogee    Oklahoma    
    1908    Baptist    J.C. Leftwich became president in 1904; Rev. P.R. Neil accepted the presidency in 1905    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/C/CO026.html
Sayre Junior College    Sayre    Oklahoma    1938    
    
    founded under legislative authorization which permitted public high schools to add a 13th and 14th year of study to their curricula. In 1940, the college name was changed to Oklahoma Western Junior College; however, the orginal name was soon adopted again, and in May 1940 the first degree were conferred; closed during the WWII, but reopened in 1946. In 1956, Sayre Junior College moved from facilities occupied jointly with Sayre High School into separate facilities; in July 1987 by act of the Oklahoma legislature, Sayre Junior College was merged with Southwestern Oklahoma State University    http://www.swosu.edu/sayre/history.htm
Selvidge Business College    Ardmore    Oklahoma    1904    
    
    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v028/v028p063.pdf
Southeastern Normal School    Durant    Oklahoma    1909    
    state supported    name changed to Southeastern Teachers College in 1920, to Southeastern State College in 1939, to Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1974    http://www.sosu.edu/
Southwest Baptist College    Hastings    Oklahoma    1903    
    
    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v028/v028p063.pdf
Patterson's College and School Directory, 1914.
Southwest Baptist College    Mangum    Oklahoma    
    1914    
    
Southwestern Bible College    Oklahoma City    Oklahoma    1946    
    International Pentacostal Holiness Church    name change in 1981 to Southwestern College of Christian Ministries, Bethany, OK; changed to Southwestern Christian University in 2001    www.sccm.edu/college/history.html
Southwestern Normal School    Weatherford    Oklahoma    1901    
    state supported    name changed to Southwestern State Teachers College in 1920, to Southwestern State College of Diversified Occupations in 1939, to Southwestern Institute of Technology in 1941, to Southwestern State College in 1949, and to Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1974    http://www.swosu.edu/administration/president/history.asp
Standard Correspondence Bible College    Enid    Oklahoma    1907    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Tulsa Business College    Tulsa    Oklahoma    1903    
    
    Tulsa Business College Steno's won the first of 3 consecutive US AAU national championships in the 1930's    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v028/v028p063.pdf
http://womensbasketballonline.com/history/timeline.pdf
Western Baptist College    Mangum    Oklahoma    1903    
    Baptist    
    Patterson's College and School Directory, 1917

    
    
    

    

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