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

College Name    City    State    Start Date    End Date    Affiliation    Other Information    Source
Alliant University    Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco    California    1969    
    
    founded in 1969 as California School of Professional Psychology; merged in 2001 with United States International University to form Alliant International University    December 15, 2000 Chronicle of Higher Education
Alma College    Los Gatos    California    1934    1969    Society of Jesus    relocated to Berkeley and adopted new name, The Jesuit School of Theology    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Ambassador College    Pasadena    California    1947    1997    Worldwide Church of God    
    January 24, 1997 Chronicle of Higher Education;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambassador_College
American College of Applied Arts    Los Angeles    California    1970    
    for-profit    also operated campuses in Atlanta, London and Dubai; sold to EduTrek Internation in mid-1990's and name changed to American InterContinental University; sold in 2000 to Career Educational Corporation    January 13, 2006, The Chronicle of Higher Education
American College of Neuro-ophthalmology and Ocular Myology    Los Angeles    California    1909    
    
    adopted name of West Coast University in 1936    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Antioch University    San Francisco    California    
    1989    
    
Arlington College    Riverside    California    1954    1968    Association of Churches of God in Southern California    merged with Azusa Pacific College    www.apu.edu/about/history/
Balboa Law College    San Diego    California    1924    
    
    later Balboa University, then California Western University, later U.S. International University    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Beulah College    Upland    California    1920    
    Brethren in Christ    Christian C. Burkholder (1865-1931) organized a Brethren in Christ congregation at Upland, Calif. He was the architect and its builder. He was the prime mover in the organization of Beulah College and was the only president. later, Upland College    Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO) located at http://www.gameo.org/
Brawley Junior College    Brawley    California    1924    1947    
    www.imperial.cc.ca.us/administration/accreditation/contents/descriptiveback.htm
British-American University    Santa Ana    California    1998    2006    
    founded by Roger Agajanian; operated law school    
California Baptist State Normal School    Los Angeles    California    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
California Christian College    Los Angeles    California    1920    
    Christian Church    founded as California School of Christianity at Wilshire Cristian Church; moved to Vermont Ave. location in 1921 and in 1923 became California Christian College; in 1934 became Chapman College that later relocated to Orange, CA after 1954    www1.chapman.edu/library/archives/chrono
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
California Christian University    Los Angeles    California    1940's    
    
    successor to City Temple Institute; California Christian University opened in 1957 and closed in the 1990's; program focus primarily on degrees in
divinity and nursing, one of first to offer BS in Medicine     
California College of Medicine    Irvine    California    
    1967    
    merged with University of California-Irvine    http://www.ucihs.uci.edu/com/index.html?top.html&menu.html&com02.htm
California College of Osteopathy    San Francisco    California    1898    1912    
    consolidated with American School of Osteopathy    http://history.aoa-net.org/Education/collegehist.htm
California Concordia College    Oakland    California    1906    1973    
    academic records moved to Concordia University, Irvine; see www.cui.edu for information    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
California Literary & Bible College    Kings County    California    1908    
    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
California State University-Hayward    Hayward    California    1957    
    
    renamed Cal State East Bay in 2005; previously, State College for Alameda County, Alameda County State College, California State College at Hayward; in 1972 became California State University, Hayward, and in January 2005 CSU East Bay    Los Angeles Times, January 27, 2005
California Wesleyan College    Stockton    California    1851    
    Methodist Episcopal Church    became University of the Pacific in 1852, then the College of the Pacific in 1911 and readopted the University of the Pacific name in 1961    Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
California Western University    San Diego    California    1952    
    
    founded with assumption of charter of Balboa University; name changed to U.S. International University in 1966; merged with Mauna Olu College of Maui, Paia, Hawaii in 1972    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Central Junior College    El Centro    California    1922    
    
    name change to Imperial Valley College in 1951    www.imperial.cc.ca.us/administration/accreditation/contents/descriptiveback.htm
Christ College    Irvine    California    1976    
    Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod    name changed to Concordia University after 1993    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
http://www.cui.edu/
Christian Brothers College    Sacramento    California    1876    1924    Christian Brothers    founded as Saint Patrick Institute at 12th & K Streets; known as Sacramento Institute from 1879-1904 and as Christian Brothers College from 1904-1924; continued as Christian Brothers School until 1964 at 21st & Broadway    http://www.delasalle.org/new/history-of-the-district.shtml
Christian College    Santa Rosa    California    1872    
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Christian Heritage College    San Diego    California    1970    
    Southern Baptist    name changed to San Diego Christian College in 2005    http://www.sdcc.edu/
Coalinga College    Coalinga    California    
    
    now West Hill Community College?    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatC.htm
College of California    Oakland    California    1853    
    
    founded as Contra Costa Academy; merged with Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College in 1868 creating the University of California    www.berkeley.edu/about/history;
sunsite.berkeley.edu/CalHistory/brief-history.html
College of Medical Evangelists    Loma Linda    California    1909    
    
    now Loma Linda University Medical Center    www.llu.edu/llu/handbook/hist.htm
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons    Los Angeles    California    1914    
    
    see entry for Pacific College of Osteopathy; predecessor of University of California, Irvine College of Medicine    http://www.lib.uci.edu/libraries/collections/special/bibcom.html
College of Our Lady of Mercy    Auburn    California    
    Sisters of Mercy    founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
College of Our Lady of Mercy    Burlingame    California    
    Sisters of Mercy    founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
College of our Lady of Refuge of Sinners    Solvang    California    1844    1846    Catholic    Santa Ines Mission was the nineteenth mission founded in the state in 1804; named for Saint Agnes who was killed in Rome for her beliefs; served as temporary quarters for the college, the first institution of higher education in California; later moved near Santa Ynez as Guadelupe College, where it stayed open until 1883; initially Franciscan and then led by Christian Brothers    http://www.missionsofcalifornia.org/missions/mission19.html
http://www.archivalcenter.org/Biblioteca/biblio.html
http://www.delasalle.org/new/history-of-the-district.shtml
College of Physicians and Surgeons    San Francisco    California    1897    1918    
    dental department continued to operate and ultimately affiliated with the University of the Pacific in 1967    http://www.dental.uop.edu/aboutuop/buildings.htm
College of Saint Augustine    Benicia    California    1867    1889    Episcopal    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
College of Saint Catherine    
    California    
    Sisters of Saint Joseph    
    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
College of the Sacred Heart    Menlo Park    California    1898    
    Religious of the Sacred Heart    established as Sacred Heart Academy, became College of the Sacred Heart in 1921, San Francisco College for Women in 1930; relocated in San Francisco in 1930, adopted name of Lone Mountain College in 1970    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Cooper Medical College    San Francisco    California    1882    1912    
    consolidated with Stanford University    http://elane.stanford.edu/wilson/index.html
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Covenant College    Pasadena    California    1955    1956    
    moved to St. Louis and then to Lookout Mountain, TN in 1964    www.covenant.edu/undergrad/legacy/
Cumberland College    Sonoma    California    1859    
    Cumberland Presbyterian    known as Sonoma College prior to 1860; management assumed by W.N. Cunningham soon after founding; operated for a decade or more with property later used by public schools as a high school    www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/schools/Evans.htm
Burke, Collin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Deets Pacific Bible College    Los Angeles    California    1906    1910    
    successor to Pacific Bible College; predecessor to Nazarene University    http://www.ptloma.edu/UniversityInformation/HistoricalStmt.htm
D-Q University    Davis    California    1971    2005    
    Read, Brock.  "California's only Tribal College Shuts its Doors," 3/4/05 and Pulley, John L.  "D-Q University, a 2-Year Tribal College in California, Loses Accreditation," 1/24/05 in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Eldorado College    Oceanside    California    1906    1973    
    Wikipedia article indicates that institution operated from 1961 to 1997 with Escandido as initial location.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldorado_College
Glad Tidings Bible Institute    San Francisco    California    1919    
    Assemblies of God    founded as the training school for Glad Tidings Temple, pastored by Robert and Mary Craig;  provided leadership preparation for the Northern California and Nevada District of the Assemblies of God; moved to site in the Santa Cruz mountains in 1950 and became a four-year degree granting college in 1955, changing its name to Bethany Bible College; accreditation received from the American Association of Bible Colleges in 1959 and regional accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 1966;  name change in 1990 to Bethany College and in 2005 to Bethany University of the Assemblies of God; Bethany held the distinction of being the oldest accredited Assemblies of God University in the world prior to closure at the end of the 2010-11 academic year;    Bethany University Catalog 2010-2011
Grant Technical College    Sacramento    California    
    
    Del Paso Heights, CA given as location on U of Chicago site    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Hahnemann Medical College of the Pacific    San Francisco    California    1884    1936    
    merged with University of California Medical School    http://www.homeoint.org/history/king/3-06.htm
Heald Business College    Oakland    California    1906    1999    
    Heald College continues in existance with 11 campuses    http://www.heald.edu/corporate/about_heald.asp
Healdsburg College    Healdsburg    California    1882    
    
    adopted name of Pacific Union College in 1906, moved to Angwin, CA in 1909    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Hesperian College    Woodland    California    1861    1895    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    became Berkeley Bible Seminary in 1896, California School of Christianity in 1921 and California Christian College in 1923; in 1934 renamed Chapman College    www.chapman.edu/pubrel/chapman_info.html
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Highland College    Pasadena    California    
    1974    
    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Holmby College    Los Angeles    California    
    
    
Holy Family Junior College    Fremont    California    1952    1987    
    
Homeopathic Medical College of the Pacific    
    California    1881    1939    
    www.wholehealthnow.com/homeopathy_pro/homeopathy_1875_1899.html
Immaculate Heart College    Los Angeles    California    1916    1982    Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary    bilingual program, including funding, transferred to Loyola Marymount University    O'Neill and Barnett.  Colleges and Corporate Change.  Conference-University Press, 1980.
Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immaculate_Heart_College
Indian Valley College    Novato    California    
    
    operating now as campus of College of Marin    
InterAmerican College    National City    California    1997    
    
    name change in 2010 to United States University    www.usuniversity.edu
Junior College of Menlo Park    
    California    
    
    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
Kelsey-Jenney College    San Diego    California    1888    2002    
    filed for bankruptcy protection and closed    "Kelsey-Jenney College Shuts Its Doors," Chronicle of Higher Education, 7/5/2002
Lake College    Redding    California    2005    2009    proprietary    closed April 3, 2009; reopened by Brightstar Education Group of Denver, CO as a branch of the Institute of Technology under agreement with federal Dept of Education and the Accrediting commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT);    http://www.redding.com/news/2009/apr/04/denver-firm-takes-over-reddings-troubled-lake/
Lone Mountain College    San Francisco    California    1898    1978    
    taken over by University of San Francisco; The Lone Mountain Campus of the University was formerly San Francisco College for Women. Acquired by the University in 1978, this campus houses the College of Professional studies, the Center for the Pacific Rim and the Ricci Institute, the Pacific Rim Conference Center, classrooms, various offices, and residence hall rooms for 200 students. Other administrative offices at Lone Mountain include the Offices of the President and the Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs, Legal Affairs, and University Advancement.    O'Neill and Barnett.  Colleges and Corporate Change.  Conference-University Press, 1980.
Lordsburg College    Lordsburg    California    1891    
    Church of the Brethren    in 1917 the town changed it's name to LaVerne and the college did likewise; merged with San Fernando Valley College of Law in 1983    Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States. 1996.
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Los Angeles Adult Evening College    Los Angeles    California    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Los Angeles Baptist College    Newhall    California    1927    
    
    founded as Los Angeles Baptist Theological Seminary; name change to Los Angeles Baptist College in 1959; now The Master's College after 1985    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatL.htm
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Los Angeles Business College    Los Angeles    California    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatL.htm
Los Angeles College of Optometry    Los Angeles    California    1904    
    
    founded as Medical School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, became Los Angeles School of Optometry in 1922 and Los Angeles College of Optometry in 1950; moved to Fullerton, CA and renamed Southern California College of Optometry    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Los Angeles College of Osteopathy    Los Angeles    California    
    
    see entry for Pacific College of Osteopathy    http://www.lib.uci.edu/libraries/collections/special/bibcom.html
Los Angeles Pacific College    Los Angeles    California    1903    1965    Free Methodist    merged with Azusa College to Azusa Pacific College    www.apu.edu/about/history/
Los Angeles Private Junior College    Los Angeles    California    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Los Nietos College Institute    Los Angeles    California    1868    1897    Methodist    closed in 1879, reopened in 1894 for three more years    http://thepaperink.com/1993/93tt0813.htm
Lux College    San Francisco    California    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/collcat/collcatL.htm
http://www.mirandalux.org/archives.html
Maclay College of Theology    San Fernando    California    1885    
    
    became affiliated with University of Southern California in 1922; became Southern California School of Theology in 1956 after becoming independent and moving to Claremont    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Marymount Junior College    Westwood    California    1933    1973    religious of Sacred Heart of Mary    began granting baccalaureate degrees in 1948; new campus on Palos Verdes penninsula in 1960; in 1868 moved to estchester campus of Loyola University; in 1973 merged with Loyola University to form Loyola Marymount    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
www.lmu.edu/pages/120.asp
McGeorge College of Law    Sacramento    California    1921    
    
    in 1966 became part of University of Pacific    www.sacbee.com/static/archive/news/projects/people_of_century/century_special/timeline1.html
www.uop.edu/hr/handbook/WelcomeToPacific.html
Mount Alverno College    Redwood City    California    
    Sisters of Saint Francis of Penance and Christian Charity    founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
Napa Junior College    Napa    California    1942    
    state supported    renamed Napa College in 1962 and Napa Valley College in 1982    http://www.nvc.cc.ca.us/dsps/catalog/introduction.html
Nazarene University    Pasadena    California    1910    1917    
    successor to Deets Pacific Bible College; predecessor to Pasadena University    http://www.ptloma.edu/UniversityInformation/HistoricalStmt.htm
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
New Catholic University    San Diego    California    2006    
    Catholic    name changed in 2007 to John Paul the Great Catholic University    http://www.jpcatholic.com/NCUNews/Jun2005.php
New College of California    San Francisco    California    1971    2008    
    founded in the San Francisco Bay Area by former Gonzaga University President, Father John Leary; the  main campus was housed in several buildings in the Mission District in San Francisco; programs included Humanities BA, Poetics, Writing and Consciousness, Media Studies, Graduate Psychology, Experimental Performance Institute, School of Law, Culture Ecology and Sustainability, a Science Institute held classes at the Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, California;    http://www.newcollege.edu/default.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_College_of_California
Northern California College of Chiropractic    Hayward    California    1978    
    
    moved to Palo Alto and then to Sunnyvale; became Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1980    http://www.palmer.edu/PFCH/PCCWHistory.htm
Northrop University    Inglewood    California    1942    1993    
    private coeducational college offering B.S. degree in engineering
and technology    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_University
Oceanside Carlsbad College    Oceanside    California    1934    
    
    now MiraCosta College    http://www.miracosta.cc.ca.us/aboutmcc.htm
Orange County State College    Fullerton    California    1957    
    state supported    name changed to Orange State College in 1962, to California State College at Fullerton in 1964 and to California State University, Fullerton in 1972    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Pacific Bible College    Los Angeles    California    1902    1906    Church of the Nazarene    name changed to Deets Pacific Bible College    http://www.ptloma.edu/UniversityInformation/HistoricalStmt.htm
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Pacific Bible College    Huntington Park    California    1899    
    
    operated as Training School for Christian Workers until 1939 when name changed to Pacific Bible College; moved to site in Azusa and name changed to Azusa College    www.apu.edu/about/history/
Pacific Business College    San Francisco    California    
    
    320 Post Street?    
Pacific Christian College    Fullerton    California    1928    
    
    founded as Pacific Bible Seminary; name changed to Pacific Christian College in 1962 and to Hope International University in 1997    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Pacific Coast University    Los Angeles    California    1927    
    
    graduate programs in business and divinity and undergraduate programs closed during Great Depression; PCU Law School continues in Long Beach, CA    www.pculaw.com/history.php
Pacific College    Fresno    California    
    
    now Fresno Pacific University    http://www.fresno.edu/
Pacific College of Osteopathy    Anaheim    California    1896    
    
    founded as Pacific Sanitarium and School of Osteopathy; relocated in 1902 to Pasadena; in 1903 became Pacific College of Osteopathy and in 1905 offered classes at the Los Angeles College of Osteopathy; in 1914 merged with LACO to become College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons; in 1961 name changed to California College of Medicine; in 1967 moved and became University of California, Irvine College of Medicine    http://www.lib.uci.edu/libraries/collections/special/bibcom.html
Pacific Female College    Oakland    California    
    
    http://www.union.edu/N/DS/s.php?s=1534
Pacific Graduate School of Psychology    Palo Alto    California    1975    
    
    name change to Palo Alto University in 2009; offer eight degree-granting programs, all related to psychology. Many are partnerships with other universities, such as a joint J.D./Ph.D. in Psychology and Law with Golden Gate University and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with Stanford. It added a B.S. in Psychology and Social Action in 2006 in conjunction with De Anza College, and this year it will enroll its first students in a B.S. in Business Psychology, offered in cooperation with Foothill College.    www.paloaltou.edu
Pacific Methodist College    Santa Rosa    California    1861    1900    Methodist    
    Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Pacific Methodist College    Vacaville    California    
    
    http://www.orst.edu/Dept/archives/archive/mss/finley.html
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/print/FF/ffi21.html
Burke, Colin B. American Collegiate Populations. 1982.
Pasadena College    Pasadena    California    1924    1973    Church of the Nazarene    successor to Pasadena University; predecessor to Point Loma College, later becoming Point Loma Nazarene University    http://www.ptloma.edu/UniversityInformation/HistoricalStmt.htm
Hunt and Carper, eds.  Religious Higher Education in the United States.  1996.
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Pasadena Playhouse College
     of the Theatre Arts    Pasadena    California    1926    1971    
    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Pasadena University    Pasadena    California    1917    1924    Church of the Nazarene    successor to Nazarene University; predecessor to Pasadena College    http://www.ptloma.edu/UniversityInformation/HistoricalStmt.htm
Phillips Junior College    Van Nuys    California    
    1996    
    http://www.tgslc.org/tgslc/shoptalk/2002/st180/st180
Pierce Christian College    College City    California    1874    
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    charter transferred to Berkeley Bible Seminary in 1894    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
www.chapan.edu/library/archives/chrono
Pilarica College    
    California    
    Sisters of Notre Dame    founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
Pilgrim Bible College    Pasadena    California    1917    1959    Pilgrim Holiness    merged with Colorado Springs Bible College and Wesern Pilgrim College to form Central Pilgrim College in Bartlesville, OK    www.bwc.edu/info/history.html
Placer College    Auburn    California    
    
    now Sierra College    www.sierracollege.edu
Polytechnic Business College    Oakland    California    
    
    
Polytechnic College of Engineering    Oakland    California    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Presentation College    Los Gatos    California    1958    1971    Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary    founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students; affiliated with University of San Francisco; site was the former Montezuma Mountain School for Boys; now operates as a retreat center    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
www.prescenter.org/HISTORY_OF_PRESENTATION_RETREAT_CENTER.htm
Queen of Holy Rosary College    Fremont    California    
    Sisters of Saint Dominic    founded for education of Sisters, probably never admitted lay students; listed as closed by Schier and Russent.  However, college website accessed 5/03 at http://www.msjdominicans.org/college.html    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
Russell College    Burlingame    California    
    1983    
    successor to College of Our Lady of Mercy, Berlingame; Songe gives closing date as 1974    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America.  2002.
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Sacred Heart College    San Francisco    California    1874    1929    Christian Brothers    initially located on Eddy & Larkin Streets and later at Ellis & Franklin Streets; continues today as Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory    http://www.delasalle.org/new/history-of-the-district.shtml
Salinas Junior College    Salinas    California    1920    
    
    name change to Harnell College in 1948    http://www.hartnell.edu/
Saint Albert's College    Oakland    California    1851    
    
    now Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology    www.dspt.edu/AboutUS/AboutUs.html
Saint Ignatius College    San Francisco    California    1860    
    Jesuit    after 1930 name changed to University of San Francisco     http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Leahy, William P.  Adapting to America: Catholics, Jesuits, and Higher Education in the Twentieth Century.  1991.
http://www.usfca.edu/acadserv/catalog/usf_history.html
Saint Joseph's College    Santa Clara    California    1924    1992    Archdiocese of San Francisco    Gaffy states closure in 1992; Songe states name changed to Saint Patrick's College in 1968    Gaffey.  Men of Meno.  1992
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Saint Joseph's College    Rohnerville    California    1871    1877    Congregation of the Precious Blood    reopened briefly again 1894-1897    www.sunnyfortuna.com/history/rohnerville/college.htm
Saint Joseph's College    Orange     California    
    
    http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=10
Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
Saint Vincent's College    Los Angeles    California    1865    1911    Vincentian Fathers    became Los Angeles College in 1911; control assumed by Society of Jesus; name returned to Saint Vincent's College in 1917, Loyola College of Los Angeles in 1919, Loyola University of Los Angeles in 1930; became affiliated with Marymount College in 1968 and adopted name of Loyola Marymount University in 1973 after merger    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
www.lmu.edu/pages/120.asp
San Diego College for Women    San Diego    California    1950    1972    Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus    merged with University of San Diego    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego_College_for_Women
San Fernando Valley College of Law    
    California    
    
    merged with University of La Verne in 1983    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
San Francisco College for Women    San Francisco    California    1930    1970    
    successor to College of the Sacred Heart and predecesor to Lone Mountain College    Schier and Russett.  Catholic Women's Colleges in America. 2002
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
San Francisco Labor College    San Francisco    California    
    
    http://djvued.libs.uga.edu/text/co22txt.txt
San Joaquin Valley College    Woodbridge    California    1878    
    United Brethren in Christ    
    Larson, Dale.  A History of York College.  Ph.D. Dissertation, 1966.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  http://library.york.edu/archives/yc_history-larsen.htm
San Jose Bible College    San Jose    California    1939    
    
    later San Jose Christian College; relocated to Rocklin, CA in 2004 and changed name to William Jessup University    http://www.jessup.edu/about
San Luis Rey College    San Luis Rey    California    1929    1969    
    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Santa Clara College    Santa Clara    California    1851    
    Jesuit    name change to University of Santa Clara in 1912    http://www.scu.edu/
Santa Maria Junior College    Santa Maria    California    1920    
    public    founded as part of public school district; in 1954 the Santa Maria Junior College, now G. Allan Hancock Community College, purchased 40 acres of the Allan Hancock airport site. Some original buildings from the airport are still in use as part of the college.    http://www.smmof.org/history.htm
Santa Rosa Young Ladies College    Santa Rosa    California    
    
    http://www.orst.edu/Dept/archives/archive/mss/finley.html
Sawyer College    San Jose    California    
    1999    
    http://www.tgslc.org/tgslc/shoptalk/1998/st87/st87
Simon Greanleaf School of Law    Anaheim    California    1980    1998    
    located at 3855 E. la Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA; merged with Trinity International University    
Snyder Business College    Santa Barbara    California    
    
    acquired by Bryant & Stratton College in 1980 and later closed    www.bryantstratton.edu
Sonoma College    Sonoma    California    
    
    see entry for Cumberland College    www.cumberland.org/HFCPC/schools/SonomaCollegeCA.htm
South Bay State College    Palos Verdes    California    1960    
    state supported    chartered as part of the California State College system; renamed California State College, Palos Verdes; land purchased in Dominguez Hills in 1965 and name changed to California State College, Dominguez Hills in 1966; name change in 1977 to California State University, Dominguez Hills    http://www.insidesocal.com/history/2010/03/early-days-at-california-state-university-dominguez-hills.html
Southern California College    Cosa Mesa    California    1920    
    Assemblies of God    founded as a Bible training institute in Los Angeles in 1920; moved to Cosa Mesa in 1950; name changed to Vanguard University of Southern California on July 1, 1999    http://www.vanguard.edu/alumni/index.cfm?doc_id=24
Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Southern California Junior College    Riverside    California    1922    
    
    founded as La Sierra Academy; name change to Southern California Junior College in 1928; name change to La Sierra College in 1943;  merge with Loma Linda University from 1967-1990; name change to La Sierra University in 1991    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Southern Pacific College    Downey    California    1877    
    Christian College (Disciples of Christ)    200 students and three story building; leveled by fire in 1880 and did not re-open; Cummins gives Downing, CA as location    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
http://thepaperink.com/1993/93tt0813.htm
State College for Alameda County    Hayward    California    1957    
    state supported    name change to Alameda County State College in 1961, to California State College at Hayword in 1963 and to California State University, Hayward in 1972    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Stockton Business College, Normal School & Telegraphic Institute    Stockton    California    1875    
    
    name changed to Humphreys College in 1947    Brenner, Morgan G.  The Encyclopedia of College & University Name Histories.  2003.
Tahoe College    Tahoe Paradise    California    
    1971    
    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Throop University    Pasadena    California    1891    
    
    founded as Throop Polytechnic Institute in 1891, became Throop College of Technology in 1912 and California Institute of Technology in 1920    http://archives.caltech.edu/whats_old.html
Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges: A Dictionary of Name Changes. 1978.
Toland Medical College    San Francisco    California    1864    
    
    became a department of the University of California in 1873; University of California, San Francisco after 1970    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Touro University    Cypress    California    1998    
    proprietary    founded as an extension of Touro College, NY; name change to TUI University; sold to Summit Partners of Boston, MA; name change to Trident University in 2011    http://www.tuiu.edu/
Trinity College    San Francisco    California    
    1994    
    www.tgslc.org/tgslc/shoptalk/2002/st172/st172
United States International University    San Diego    California    1952    
    
    merged in 2001 with Alliant University to form Alliant International University    
Upland College    Upland    California    1920    1965    Brethren in Christ    successor to Beulah College, founded in 1920; merged with Messiah College; Ernest L. Boyer served as academic dean for four years    http://www.messiah.edu/siderinstitute/bicchurch.shtml;
www.mhsc.ca
University of Judaism    Bel Air    California    1941    
    Jewish    Familian campus in Bel Air and Brandeis-Bardin campus in Simi Valley follwoing merger with Brandeis Bardin Institute in 2007; name change to American Jewish University in 2007    http://www.ajula.edu/Content/ContentUnit.asp?CID=141&u=525&t=0
Visalia College    Visalia    California    1926    
    
    now the College of the Sequoias    www.cos.edu
Washington College of Science and Industry    Irvington    California    1872    
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)    
    Cummins, D. Duane.  The Disciples Colleges: A History.  1987.
Watterson College    Pasadena    California    1915    1995    proprietary    
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watterson_college
West Coast Christian College    Fresno    California    
    1992    
    
West Coast University    Los Angeles    California    1909    1997    
    institution expanded and acquired WASC accreditation in 1960's; an engineering school attended by many working engineers and technicians in the aerospace industry was added, along with a business school; it was located at 440 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, Cal. 90020; the faculty tended to include working professionals and the curriculum was geared toward practical application for employment in DoD and aerospace firms; the building is now identified with a sign saying "Dunkking Royal University of Oriental Medicine."; closed in 1997 with last commencement in June; not to be confused with the former American Career College that acquired the name and now operates as West Coast University    The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 14, 2002
Western Baptist Bible College    Oakland & El Cerrito    California    1935    
    Baptist    founded as Phoenix Bible Institute in Arizona; relocated to California in 1946; relocated to Salem, Oregon in 1969    www.corban.edu
Western Bible College    Santa Barbara    California    1937    
    
    established as Bible Missionary Institute, became Western Bible College in 1939 and Westmont College in 1940    Songe, Alice H.  American Universities and Colleges:  A Dictionary of Name Changes.  1978.
Western Career College    Sacramento    California    1967    
    proprietary    acquired by DeVry and operated by U.S. Education, a wholly owned subsidiary; and after June, 2010, along with the former Apollo College (AZ), will be renamed Carrington College; Western Career College locations included Antioch, Citrus Heights, Emeeryville, Pleasant Hill, San Jose, San Leandro, Stockton, and Pamona    http://www.westerncollege.edu/
Western Pilgrim College    El Monte    California    1932    1959    Pilgrim Holiness    merged with Colorado Springs Bible College and Pilgrim Bible College to form Central Pilgrim College in Bartlesville, OK    www.bwc.edu/info/history.html
Western States College of Engineering    Inglewood    California    
    1985    
    
World College West    Marin County    California    1973    1992    
    founded by Dr. Richard Gray as an undergraduate college that integrated world-study with a work-study liberal arts program; operated program sites in Mexico, Nepal, China, and Russia;    Cappel, Constance.  Utopian Colleges.  New York:  Peter Lang Publishing. 1999.
www.worldcollegewest.org
http://www.presidiomba.org/history/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_College_West
Y.M.C.A. Evening College    San Francisco    California    1881    
    
    founded as Y.M.C.A. Night School; formed Law School in 1910; became Golden Gate College in 1923    www.ymca.net/about/cont/history.htm

    
    
    

    

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