Monday, October 13, 2014

United Methodist Institutions, 1784-1976


To Give the Key of Knowledge: United Methodists and Education, 1784-1976 includes a wealth of information and it is available as a .pdf file through ERIC.  The volume was published in 1976 by the National Commission on United Methodist Higher Education in Nashville, TN.  T. Michael Elliott, Diane Dillard, Renee Loeffler, and Kent M. Weeks were the authors.

The authors initially offered a historical sketch of Methodist involvement in higher education.  This is followed by chronological histories of institutions affiliated with the United Methodist Church.  There are also histories of institutions currently and formerly related to the Church and histories of institutions once related to the Methodist Church that were no longer operating at the time the book was written.

The appendix includes a timeline and several summary tables.  The merged data for colleges and universities follows:


Summary for the United Methodist Church (UMC)


1784 - 18281829 - 18601861 - 18991900 - 1976Totals
# Foundings:
Current UMC Colleges and Universities7578716167
Former UMC Colleges and Universities Currently Operating41820345
Former UMC Colleges and Universities Now Closed816914318338
# Closings
Current UMC Colleges and Universities- -- -- -- -- -
Former UMC Colleges and Universities Currently Operating- -- -- -- -- -
Former UMC Colleges and Universities Now Closed34320288336
# Disaffiliations
Current UMC Colleges and Universities- -- -- -- -- -
Former UMC Colleges and Universities Currently Operating0073037
Former UMC Colleges and Universities Now Closed05152040
# Mergers
Current UMC Colleges and Universities06154061
Former UMC Colleges and Universities Currently Operating01326
Former UMC Colleges and Universities Now Closed00112
# Remaining with UMC at End of Period
Current UMC Colleges and Universities759130170366
Former UMC Colleges and Universities Currently Operating42131056
Former UMC Colleges and Universities Now Closed5131710207