Friday, March 1, 2024

Roxbury Community College 50th Anniversary

 
Roxbury Community College is marking the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1973. The institution is located in Boston, MA and currently enrolls 1,214 students.

You can visit the Roxbury website for more information.

Notre Dame College Announces Closure

Notre Dame College located in South Euclid, OH announced this week that it will close at the end of the current spring semester. The institution was founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame and initially operated an academy after 1878. The collegiate program was initiated in 1922 and Notre Dame moved to South Euclid, OH in 1928. Enrollment was last reported to IPEDS as 1,444 students (1,329 undergraduate).

Visit the Notre Dame College website for more details on the closing.

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

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Eastern Kentucky University Celebrates Sesquicentennial


Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY is preparing to celebrate the sesquicentennial of its founding. You can read more in "Celebrating 150 Years of Teaching on The Campus Beautiful."

EKU is located on the campus of the former Central University was founded on September 22, 1874.  "The first campus facility, the University Building, was constructed the same year. Central University merged with Centre College in 1901, leaving behind the eight buildings that made up the campus. After the Centre College merger was completed, the Kentucky General Assembly established the Eastern Kentucky State Normal School."

The name changed to Eastern Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College in 1922; to Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College in 1930; to Eastern Kentucky State College in 1948; then to Eastern Kentucky University in 1966.


Thursday, February 8, 2024

Jamestown Business College will no longer enroll new Students

Administrators of Jamestown Business College announced this week that the institution will no longer enroll students. 

Jamestown Business College was located in Jamestown, NY and it was first opened in 1886 by E.J. Coburn.

You can read more in two articles by Eric Tichy of the Jamestown Post-Journal, "Founded In 1886, Jamestown Business College Plans Closure" from February 2, 2024 and "Jamestown Business College Traces Roots To City’s Earliest Days" published February 3, 2024.


Pictured is the former Gokey Building in Jamestown that once housed Jamestown Business College. The building was destroyed in a March 1910 fire.

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

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

The College of Mount Saint Vincent becomes the University of Mount Saint Vincent


 The College of Mount Saint Vincent is now the University of Mount Saint Vincent. The institution located on Riverdale Avenue in the Bronx, New York enrolls just over 2,800 students

Mount Saint Vincent was founded as the Academy of Mount Saint Vincent in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul of New York. The Academy was located with the Motherhouse at McGowan’s Pass at the northeast corner of what is now Central Park. The campus moved to Riverdale, N.Y. overlooking the Hudson River in 1859. The institutional charter was amended in 1911 to change the  name to the College of Mount Saint Vincent

Sunday, December 10, 2023

College of Saint Rose Announces it will be Closing

The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY announced that it will be closing at the end of the current 2023-24 academic year, 

 Saint Rose was founded in 1920 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Graduate programs were added after 1949 and the institution became coeducational after 1969.

You can read more about financial difficulties in "Documents detail fiscal strain at Saint Rose," published by the Albany Times Union with reporting by Larry Rulison on December 6, 2023.

The college maintains an extensive digital archive that is available through the institutional website and through New York Heritage.org.


Sunday, November 5, 2023