Monday, December 5, 2016

Utica School of Commerce will Close

WKTV in Utica, NY reports that the Utica School of Commerce is closing.  The for-profit institution was founded in 1896 and recently had enrollment of roughly 150 students.  

The institution was initially located on the third floor of the Oneida National Bank Building on the corner of Genesee and Bleecker Streets.  There were several changes in location over the years as programs evolved.  At present, there are two locations, one on Bleecker Street in Utica and another on Route 5 in Casatota, NY.

If you are interested in recent trends for closures, access College Closures since 2009 in the index at the right of any College History Garden page.  There are separate tabs for non-profit and for-profit closures.  Each tab includes basic information for each institution, i.e., Carnegie Classification, sector, accrediting agency, and the IPEDS unitid.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Globe Institute of Technology Closed

Globe Institute of Technology in New York City closed earlier this fall, effective September 15, 2016.

Globe was a private, for-profit institution.  The institution was founded in 1985.  On November 8, 1996, Globe received approval from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York as a two-year degree-granting institution.  Approval was then received to grant baccalaureate degrees on April 8, 2000.

If you are interested in recent trends for closures, access College Closures since 2009 in the index at the right of any College History Garden page.  There are separate tabs for non-profit and for-profit closures.  Each tab includes basic information for each institution, i.e., Carnegie Classification, sector, accrediting agency, and the IPEDS unitid.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Colorado Heights University will be Closing

The Denver Post reported today that Colorado Heights University will be closing.  The Denver Business Journal published an article yesterday, "University housed in historic Loretto Heights campus to close."  There is also a statement on the institution's web site with links to additional information.

The institution opened in 1989 as Teikyo Loretto Heights University on the campus of the former Loretto Heights College.  The institution changed its name to Colorado Heights University in 2009.  Roughly 130 students were enrolled in degree programs.  There were also several hundred international students participating in various English-as-a-second-language programs.

The Teikyo Universities Group, a Japanese foundation, affiliated with Teikyo University, has operated several other institutions in the United States:  
  • Salem Teikyo University (now Salem International University) in Salem, West Virginia.
  • Teikyo-Westmar University, later Westmar University, in Le Mars, Iowa, that closed in 1995.
  • Teikyo-Marycrest University, later, Marycrest International University, that closed in 2002, in Davenport, Iowa.
  • Teikyo Post University (now Post University) in Waterbury, Connecticut.
If you are interested in recent trends for closures, access College Closures since 2009 in the index at the right of any College History Garden page.  There are separate tabs for non-profit and for-profit closures.  Each tab includes basic information for each institution, i.e., Carnegie Classification, sector, accrediting agency, and the IPEDS unitid.

Merger and Name Change approved for two Vermont Colleges

WCAX reports in "New name official for Johnson and Lyndon State Colleges," that the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees approved the merger of Johnson State College and Lyndon State College by July 2018.  The merged institutions will be known as Northern Vermont University.  Johnson State College in Johnson, VT enrolls just over 1,500 students and Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, VT enrolls 1,266 students.  The two campuses in northern Vermont are separated by roughly 50 miles.

If you are interested in recent trends for closures or mergers, access College Closures since 2009 in the index at the right of any College History Garden page.  There are separate tabs for mergers or non-profit and for-profit closures.  Each tab includes basic information for each institution, i.e., Carnegie Classification, sector, accrediting agency, and the IPEDS unitid.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Providence College Celebrates Centennial

Meaghan Dodson, co-editor for The Cowl, student newspaper at Providence College reports on an updated history of the college that will be published to coincide with the institution's centennial in 2017.
The college also has an extensive set of web pages devoted to the institution's centennial.  You can find a history of the college, Providence College: From the Beginning, written by Dr. Donna T. McCaffrey.  McCaffrey's history was published in 1992.
The centennial pages also include a wonderful film, The Promise of Providence, co-produced by Mike Leonard and Mary Kay Wall.  Leonard is a Providence alum and served over 30 years as a correspondent for the NBC Today Show.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thomas More College Considers Changes

Kate Murphy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky has started a planning process involving a review of organizational structure and a possible name change.  Murphy's article, "Thomas More seeking university status," was posted November 16, 2016.

Thomas More College was founded as Villa Madonna College in 1921 by the Benedictine Sisters of Covington, KY to train Catholic school teachers and to provide college education for young women.  The Diocese of Covington assumed sponsorship of the institution in 1929.  Villa Madonna became co-ed after 1945 with the closing of St. Thomas More College, an affiliated college for men.  The institution moved to Crestview Hills, KY in 1968 and the name changed to Thomas More College.

The Northern Kentucky Tribune offered an interesting historical article focusing on early educational activities of Catholic religious orders in January 2016, "Our Rich History: St. Walburg Academy began,became Villa Madonna College . . . and more." 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Missouri College is Closing

Ashley Jost of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported today that Missouri College in Brentwood, MO is closing.  Missouri College was a for-profit institution with programs in the health professions and had been recently acquired by Heritage College.  Several news outlets are also reporting that Heritage closed today.

If you are interested in recent trends for closures, access College Closures since 2009 in the index at the right of any College History Garden page.  There are separate tabs for non-profit and for-profit closures.  Each tab includes basic information for each institution, i.e., Carnegie Classification, sector, accrediting agency, and the IPEDS unitid.