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

College Name    City    State    Start Date    End Date    Affiliation    Other Information    Source
Barrington College    Barrington    Rhode Island    1900    1985    
    founded in Spencer, MA in 1900; moved to Dudley, MA after WW I; relocated to Providence, RI in 1929; renamed Providence Bible Institute; in 1950 opened Barrington campus, sold Providence campus in 1960 and changed name to Barrington College; merged with Gordon College in 1985; Barrington site sold and now operates as Zion Bible Institute
Brenner, Morgon G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Bryant College    Smithfield    Rhode Island    1863    
    founded as Bryant and Stratton National Business College; in 1916, Harry Loeb Jacobs buys the college and merges it with the Rhode Island Commercial School, granting bachelor of commercial science and bachelor of accounting degrees; in 1949, becomes non-profit institution; in 1971, moves from Providence, RI to Smithfield, RI; in 2004, name change to Bryant University;
Mount Saint Joseph College    Wakefield    Rhode Island    
    1975    Sisters of the Holy Cross and Passion    founded for the education of Sisters, probably never enrolled lay students    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Pembroke College    Providence    Rhode Island    1928    1954    
    Merged with Brown University and no longer had separate degrees or faculty after 1954.    Harwarth, Maline, and DeBra.  Women's Colleges in the United States.
Rhode Island College    Providence    Rhode Island    1764    
    became Brown University in 1804    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
Rhode Island Junior College    
    opened its doors in temporary quarters in Providence on September 24, 1964; Knight campus in Warwick opened September 1972; name change to Community College of Rhode Island in June 1980;
Seminary of Our Lady of Providence    Warwick    Rhode Island    1939    1975    



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