Barrington College

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Not to be confused with Barrington University.
Barrington College
Former names
Bethel Bible Training School, Dudley Bible Institute, Providence Bible Institute
Active 1900–1985
Type Private
Affiliation Evangelical Christian
President David G. Horner
Location Barrington, RI, USA
41°45′36″N 71°19′57″W / 41.760132°N 71.332394°W / 41.760132; -71.332394Coordinates: 41°45′36″N 71°19′57″W / 41.760132°N 71.332394°W / 41.760132; -71.332394
Campus Suburban
Colors Blue and Gold
Mascot The Warriors
Website Barrington College Facebook page

Barrington College was a four-year Christian liberal arts college located in Barrington, Rhode Island. It is no longer in operation.

History[edit]

Barrington College was founded in 1900 as the Bethel Bible Training School in Spencer, Massachusetts. It was relocated to Dudley, Massachusetts in 1923 and renamed the Dudley Bible Institute. It was then moved to Capitol Hill in Providence, Rhode Island in 1950 and renamed the Providence Bible Institute, as well as having purchased Belton Court, a 150-acre (0.61 km2) estate in Barrington in that same year. In 1960, the Providence campus was sold[1] and the college was renamed to Barrington College. Financially struggling to continue operation after 85 years, the College merged with Gordon College, in Wenham, Massachusetts, another liberal arts Christian school in 1985.

Legacy[edit]

The Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon is named in honor of Barrington College. The campus was sold and was the site of Zion Bible College, until Zion moved to Haverhill, Massachusetts 2008.

Notable people[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Barrington College - Gordon College". Gordon College. Gordon College. Archived from the original on 29 June 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  2. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1981-1982,' Biographical Sketch of Douglas Kane, pg. 169