Sunday, March 26, 2017

Whatcom Community College celebrates 50th Anniversary of Founding

 
Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  The institution was founded in 1967 and reported enrollment of 4,391 students.  Kyle Mittan of the Bellingham Herald reports on an exhibit at the Whatcom Museum that will be showcasing the college history this spring.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sierra Valley College will close this week in Fresno, CA

Matt Mendes reports in "Fresno private college will close its doors," for KSEE-24 and KGPE-47 television stations that Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting will be closing at the end of this week.  The institution was founded in 1973.  Mendes indicates there are more than 40 students and the institution last reported enrollment of 79 students to IPEDS.

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.

Trumbull Business College will Close

Trumbull Business College, a two-year, private for-profit institution in Warren, OH announced earlier this month that it will be closing at the end of March.  Trumbull was founded in 1972 and last reported enrollment of 159 students to IPEDS.  
David Dye reported on the announcement in an article for the Warren Tribune Chronicle, "Business College to Close."  
WKBN television also offered a report by Chelsea Simeon, "Trumbull Business College to close at end of March."

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.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Augsburg College will become Augsburg University

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on March 2, 2017 that Augsburg College will become a university with the beginning of the upcoming fall semester.

The Augsburg web site offers a page devoted to the university name change that includes links to FAQs and other relevant information.

Augsburg enrolls 3,458 students with 2,474 in undergraduate programs.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Tarkio College Reopening: Interviews with Key People

KBIA 91.3 FM offers an excellent 28 minute audio segment, "Tarkio College Reborn," that aired February 28, 2017 as an episode in KBIA's Thinking Out Loud series.  Reporter Trevor Harris interviewed a number of people from the Tarkio, MO community to describe the impact of Tarkio's closure in 1992 and the nature of the institution they are planning to open for the 2017 fall semester.

Previous College History Garden posts on Tarkio College may also be of interest:

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Morgan State University Celebrates Sesquicentennial

Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD is celebrating the sesquicentennial of its founding in 1867.  The institution was initially known as Centenary Biblical Institute and the name changed to Morgan College in 1890.  It then became part of the state system of higher education as Morgan State College in 1939 and changed its name to Morgan State University in 1975.
Sesquicentennial web pages include A Brief History of Morgan State University written by Dwain C. Pruitt and Burney J. Hollis.  There is also a timeline, and information on celebratory events.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Presidency University Kolkata Celebrates Bicentennial

The Tribune published from Chandigarh in India reported February 25, 2017 on the bicentennial celebration of Presidency University Kolkata.  "200 years of a legacy," offers a brief historical sketch beginning with the founding in 1817 for education of Hindu young people.