List of university and college name changes in the United States

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Here follows a list of renamings of universities and colleges in the United States.


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Adams State University Adams State College 2012[1]
University of Advancing Technology CAD Institute; University of Advancing Computer Technology 1996, 2002
Adventist University of Health Sciences Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences 2012[2]
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University State Normal School and University for the Education of the Colored Teachers and Students (1873–1878); State Normal and Industrial School (1878–1885); State Normal and Industrial School of Huntsville (1885–1896) The State Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes (1896–1919); State Agricultural and Mechanical Institute for Negroes (1919–1948); Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College (1948–1949); Alabama A&M College (1949–1969) 1969
University of Alabama University of the State of Alabama
Alabama State University Lincoln Normal School of Marion; State Teachers College; Alabama State College for Negroes; Alabama State College 1969
Alaska Pacific University Alaska Methodist University
Albany State University Georgia Normal and Agricultural College, Albany State College 1917, 1932[3]
Alcorn State University Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College 1974
Alliant International University California Western
Amridge University Southern Christian University; Alabama Christian School of Religion; Regions University
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary 2012[4]
Anderson University (Indiana) Anderson Bible Training School; Anderson College and Theological Seminary; Anderson College 1988
Anderson University (South Carolina) Johnson Female Seminary 1848; Anderson College 2006
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin 2012[5]
Appalachian State University Appalachian State Teachers College; Appalachian Training School for Teachers; Appalachian State Normal School; Watauga Academy 1967
Apollo College American Institute of Health Technology 2005[6]
Arcadia University Beaver College 2001
Arizona Christian University Southwestern Conservative Baptist Bible College 2011[7]
Arizona State University Tempe Normal School 1958
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock Junior College; Little Rock University 1957, 1969
University of Arkansas at Monticello Fourth District Agricultural School; Arkansas Agricultural & Mechanical College 1925, 1971
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Fort Smith Junior College; Westark Junior College; Westark Community College; Westark College 1966, 1972, 1998, 2000
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Arkansas AM&N College; Branch Normal College 1972
University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Gateway Technical College
University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Red River Technical-Vocational School; Red River Technical College 1991, 1998
University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Petit Jean Vocationa-Technical School; Petit Jean Technical College 1991, 2001
Arkansas Tech University Second District Agricultural School; Arkansas Polytechnic College 1925, 1976
Arkansas Tech University Ozark campus Arkansas Valley Vocational Technical School; Arkansas Valley Technical Institute 1991, 2003
Armstrong State University Armstrong College of Savannah; Armstrong State College; Armstrong Atlantic State University 2014
Art Institute of Las Vegas Denver Automotive and Diesel College
Asbury University Asbury College 2010
The Athenaeum of Ohio St. Francis Xavier Seminary; Mount St. Mary's of the West
Athens State University Athens Female Academy; Athens Female Institute; Athens College; Athens State College 1998
Auburn University East Alabama Male College; Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama; Alabama Polytechnic Institute; 1960
Augusta Technical College Augusta Technical Institute 2000
Augusta University Augusta College(1828), Augusta State University (1996), Georgia Regents University (2012) 2015[8]


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Babson College Babson Institute 1969
Baldwin Wallace University Baldwin Institute (1845), Baldwin University (1855), Baldwin-Wallace College (1913) 2012[9]
Bellevue College Bellevue Community College 2009[10]
Bemidji State University Bemidji State College
Benedictine University St. Procopius College (1887), Illinois Benedictine College (1971) 1996
Benedictine University at Springfield Springfield Junior College, Springfield College in Illinois (1929) 2009[11]
Bethune-Cookman University Bethune-Cookman College 2007[12]
Biola University Bible Institute of Los Angeles 1981
Black River Technical College Black River Vocational Technical School
Bowie State University Maryland State Normal School No. 3; Maryland Normal and Industrial School at Bowie for the Training of Colored Youths 1988
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green State Normal School (1914–1929); Bowling Green State Normal College (1929–1935) 1935
Bradley University Bradley Polytechnic Institute 1946
Brescia University Brescia College 1998
Brigham Young University Brigham Young Academy 1903
Brigham Young University Hawaii Church College of Hawaii 1972
Brigham Young University Idaho Bannock Stake Academy (1888–1898); Fremont Stake Academy (1898–1903); Ricks Academy (1903–1917); Ricks Normal College (1917–1923); Ricks College (1923–2001) 2001
Broward College Broward Community College 2008
Brown Mackie College Michiana College 2004[13]
Brown University College in the English Colony of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations; College of Rhode Island


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Cabrini University Cabrini College 2016[14]
Cairn University Philadelphia Bible Institute, Philadelphia College of Bible, Philadelphia Biblical University 1958,2001,2012[15]
University of California, Davis Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture 1959
University of California, Los Angeles Southern Branch of the University of California 1927
California College of the Arts California College of Arts and Crafts
California State University, East Bay Almeda County State College; Almeda University; California State College at Hayward; California State University, Hayward 2007
California State University, Fresno Fresno State Normal School 1972
California State University, Long Beach Los Angeles-Orange County State College; Long Beach State College; California State College at Long Beach; California State College, Long Beach 1972
California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles State College 1964
California State University Maritime Academy The California Maritime Academy 2015
California State University, Northridge San Fernando Valley State College 1972
California University of Pennsylvania California State Teachers College, Southwestern Normal School 1983
Campbellsville University Russell Creek Academy; Campbellsville Junior College; Campbellsville College 1996
Cankdeska Cikana Community College Little Hoop Community College 2005[16]
Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Institute of Technology 1967
Case Western Reserve University Case Institute of Technology
Western Reserve University
Cecil College Cecil Community College 2007
Centenary University Centenary College 2016
University of Central Arkansas State College of Arkansas; Arkansas State Teachers College; Arkansas State Normal School 1975
Central Baptist College Central College 1962
University of Central Florida Florida Technological University 1978[17]
Central Georgia Technical College Macon Technical College 2000[18]
Central Michigan University Central State Normal School
University of Central Missouri Central Missouri State University 2006
University of Central Oklahoma Oklahoma Territorial Normal School; Central State Normal School; Central State College (Okla.) 1991
Central Washington University Washington State Normal School; Central Washington College of Education; Central Washington State College 1977
Charleston Southern University Baptist (South Carolina) 1991
Chancellor University Dyke College, David N. Myers College 1995, 2008[19]
Chester College of New England White Pines College 2002
University of Charleston Morris Harvey College 1979
Christopher Newport University Christopher Newport College 1992
University of Cincinnati McMiken University 1870
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina South Carolina Military Academy, The Citadel Academy 1910
Cleveland State University Fenn College, The Cleveland State University 1964
Coleman University Coleman College 2008[20]
Colgate University Baptist Education Society; Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution; Madison University 1890
CollegeAmerica Northern Arizona College of Health Careers
College of Coastal Georgia Coastal Georgia Community College 2008
College of Idaho Albertson College of Idaho (used from 1991 until October 2007) 2007
Collins College Al Collins Graphic Design School 2001
Colorado Heights University Teikyo Loretto Heights University 2009[21]
Colorado Mesa University Mesa State College 2011[22]
Colorado State University Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical College 1957
Colorado State University–Pueblo Southern Colorado Junior College, Pueblo Junior College, Southern Colorado State College, University of Southern Colorado 1937, 1961, 1975, 2003
Columbia International University Columbia Bible College; Columbia Bible College and Seminary 1994
Columbia University King's College; Columbia College 1896
Columbus State University Columbus College 1996
Concordia College Alabama Lutheran Academy & College 1980
Concordia University, Irvine Christ College, Irvine 1993
Concordia University Chicago Concordia University, River Forest; Concordia Teachers' College (1992) 2006
Cossatot Community College Cossatot Vocational-Technical School; Cossatot Technical College 1991, 2001
Corban University Phoenix Bible Institute (1935-1946); Western Baptist Bible College (1946-1973); Western Baptist College (1973-2005); Corban College (2005-2010) 2010
Crown College (Minnesota) St. Paul Bible College 1992
Crown College (Tacoma) Crown School of Hair Design 1994
University of the Cumberlands Cumberland College 2005


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Daymar College Owensboro Business College 2001
Dakota State University Madison Normal School; Eastern State Normal School; Dakota Normal School; Dakota State Normal School; General Beadle State College; Dakota State College 1989
Daytona State College Daytona Beach College 2008
Delaware Valley University National Farm School;National Agricultural College;Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture;Delaware Valley College 1948,1960,1989,2014[23]
DeSales University Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales 2001[24]
Diné College Navajo Community College 1997
University of Detroit Mercy University of Detroit and Mercy College of Detroit 1990
University of the District of Columbia D.C. Teachers College merged with Federal City College 1977
Dominican University Rosary College 1997
Dominican University of California Dominican College
Drexel University Drexel Institute of Technology (1936–1970); Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry (1891–1936) 1970
Duke University Trinity College (North Carolina) 1924
Dunlap-Stone University International Import-Export Institute 2008


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Eastern Arizona College St. Joseph Stake Academy; Gila College; Eastern Arizona Junior College
Eastern Florida State College Brevard Community College, Brevard Junior College 2013
Eastern Illinois University Eastern Illinois State Normal School 1957
Eastern Kentucky University Central University (1874–1906), Eastern Kentucky State Normal School (1906–1922), Eastern Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College (1922–1930), Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College (1930–1948), Eastern Kentucky State College (1948–1966) 1966
Eastern Michigan University Eastern Michigan College; Michigan State Normal College; Michigan State Normal School 1959
Eastern Washington University Benjamin J. Cheney Academy; State Normal School; Eastern Washington College of Education; Eastern Washington State College 1877
East Tennessee State University East Tennessee State Normal School
Elon University Elon College 2001
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University Embry-Riddle School of Aviation; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute
Emporia State University Kansas State Normal College; Kansas State Teachers College; Emporia Kansas State College 1977
University of Evansville Moores Hill Male and Female Collegiate Institute; Moores Hill College; Evansville College 1967
Everest Institute[25] Duffs Business Institute
Everest University Florida Metropolitan University 2008
Excelsior College Regents College of the University of the State of New York 2001


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
FDU-Florham FDU-Madison
Fairmont State University Fairmont State Normal School 2004
Faulkner University Montgomery Bible School; Alabama Christian College 1985
Fitchburg State University State Normal School in Fitchburg (1894-1932); State Teachers College at Fitchburg (1932-1960); State College at Fitchburg (1960-1965); Fitchburg State College (1965-2010) 2010[26]
Florida Career College Florida Computer and Business School
Florida SouthWestern State College Edison Community College (1972); Edison State College 2014[27]
Florida State University Florida State College for Women 1947
Fort Hays State University Fort Hays Kansas State College 1977
Framingham State University Normal School (1839-1845); State Normal School (1845–1932); State Teacher's College at Framingham (1932–1960); State College at Framingham (1960–1968); Framingham State College (1968–2010) 2010
Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce College 2007


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Gage Academy of Art Seattle Academy of Art 2006
GateWay Community College Maricopa Technical College 1987
George Fox University Pacific College (1891-1949); George Fox College (1949-1996) 1949; 1996[28]
George Mason University University College; George Mason College of the University of Virginia
Georgetown University Georgetown College 1814
Georgia Piedmont Technical College DeKalb Technical College 2011[29]
Georgia Southern University First District A&M; Georgia Normal School; South Georgia Teachers College; Georgia Teachers College; 1924; 1929; 1939; 1959
Globe University Globe College 2007
Griggs University The Fireside Correspondence School; Home Study Institute


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Hampton University Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute/Hampton Institute 1930/84
Harding University Harding College
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Harrisburg Polytechnic Institute 2003[30]
Henderson State University Arkadelphia Methodist College (1890–1904), Henderson College (1904–1911), Henderson-Brown College (1911–1929), Henderson State Teachers College (1929–1967), Henderson State College (1967–1975) 1975
Hendrix College Central Institute (1876–1881), Central Collegiate Institute (1881–1889), Hendrix College (1889–1929), Hendrix-Henderson College (1929–1931), Trinity College (1931) 1931
Henry Ford College Henry Ford Community College 2014[31]
Heritage University Heritage College
Heritage Christian University International Bible College 2001
Hodges University International College 2007[32]
Hollins University Valley Union Seminary (1842–1855), Hollins Institute (1855–1911), Hollins College (1911–1998) 1998
University of Houston Houston Junior College (1927–1934);
University of Houston–University Park (1983–1991)[33][34]
University of Houston–Clear Lake University of Houston at Clear Lake City (1971–1983) 1983
University of Houston–Downtown University of Houston–Downtown College (1974–1983) 1983
Humboldt State University Humboldt State Normal College, Humboldt State Teacher's College and Junior College, Humboldt State College, California State University, Humboldt 1913,21,35,72,74
Huntingdon College Tuskegee Female College (1854–1872), Alabama Conference Female College (1872–1910), Woman's College of Alabama (1910–1934) 1934
Husson University Husson College 2008[35]


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
The College of Idaho Albertson College of Idaho (1991–2007); The College of Idaho (1891–1991) 2007
Iḷisaġvik College North Slope Higher Education Center; Arctic Sivunmun Iḷisaġvik College
Illinois Benedictine College St. Procopius College 1971
University of Illinois at Chicago Ill.-Chicago Circle 1982
Illinois Institute of Technology Armour Institute of Technology 1940
Illinois State University Illinois St. Normal and Illinois Normal 1968
Immaculata University Villa Maria College;Immaculata College 1929,2002[36]
Indiana Institute of Technology Indiana Technical College 1963
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana Normal School;Indiana State Teachers College; Indiana State College 1920,1959,1965[37]
Indiana Wesleyan University Marion College 1988
Iowa State University Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts 1959
Ivy Tech Community College Indiana Vocational Technical College 1995 Ivy Tech State College 2005
University of Indianapolis Indiana Central 1986
University of Iowa State University of Iowa 1964


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville State Teachers College; Jacksonville State College 1957,1967
James Madison University State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg (until 1924), State Teachers College at Harrisonburg (1924 to 1938), Madison College (1938 to 1976) 1976
University of Jamestown Jamestown College 2013[38]
John Brown University John E. Brown College
John Carroll University St. Ignatius College 1923
John Paul the Great Catholic University The New Catholic University 2005[39]
Johnson C. Smith University Biddle University 1924
Johnson University The School of the Evangelists (1895-1909); Johnson Bible College 2011[40]
Judson College Judson Female Institute
Juilliard School Institute of Musical Art; Juilliard School of Music


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Kansas State University Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science (Kansas State Agricultural College) 1959 (1931)[41]
Kaplan Business Institute ICM School of Business and Medical Careers
Kaplan College Hamilton College
Kaplan College Heritage College
Kaplan College (Indiana) Sawyer College
Kalamazoo College Michigan and Huron Institute 1855
Kean University Newark Normal School; New Jersey State Normal School at Newark; Newark State College 1997
Kent State University Ohio State Normal College at Kent; Kent State Normal School; Kent State Normal College; Kent State College 1911, 1915, 1929, 1935
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine 2012
Kettering University The School of Automotive Trades (1919–1923); Flint Institute of Technology (1923–1926); General Motors Institute of Technology (1926–1932); General Motors Institute (1932–1982); GMI Engineering & Manufacturing Institute (1982–1998) 1998
University of Kentucky Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky (1865–1878) 1878
Kentucky Christian University Christian Normal Institute
Kentucky State University State Normal School for Colored Persons (1887-1902); Kentucky Normal and Industrial Institute for Colored Persons (1902-1926); Kentucky State Industrial College for Colored Persons (1926-1938); Kentucky State College for Negroes (1938-1952); Kentucky State College (1952-1972) 1972
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown State Teachers College 1983


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
LaGrange College LaGrange Female Academy; LaGrange Female College 1934
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Lake Washington Technical College 2011
Lamar University Lamar Tech 1971
Lenoir-Rhyne University Lenoir College (1891), Lenoir-Rhyne College (1928) 2008[42]
Lewis-Clark State College Lewiston State Normal School 1971
Liberty University Lynchburg Baptist; Liberty Baptist 1984
Lincoln College of Technology: Denver Denver Automotive and Diesel College
Lipscomb University David Lipscomb University (1988–2005); David Lipscomb College (1918–1988); Nashville Bible School (1891–1918) 2005
Lone Star College–CyFair Cy-Fair College 2007
Lone Star College–Kingwood Kingwood College 2007
Lone Star College–Montgomery Montgomery College 2007
Lone Star College–North Harris North Harris College 2007
Lone Star College–Tomball Tomball College 2007
Longwood University Farmville Female College; Longwood College 2004
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute (1900–1921), Southwestern Louisiana Institute (1921–1960), University of Southwestern Louisiana (1960–1999) 1999
University of Louisiana at Monroe Northeast Louisiana 1999
Lourdes University Lourdes College 2011[43]
Loyola Marymount University Loyola U. of L.A. and Marymount College 1973
Luna Community College Luna Vocational Technical Institute 2000[44]
Lynn University College of Boca Raton 1991
Lyon College Arkansas College 1994


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
University of Maine University of Maine at Orono 1986[45]
Manchester University Manchester College [Indiana] 2012[46]
Mannes College The New School for Music The David Mannes Music School; Mannes Music School; Mannes College of Music
Marist College Marist Normal Training School (1929-1946); Marian College (1946-1960) 1960
State University of New York Maritime College N.Y. Maritime
Marycrest International University Teikyo Marycrest
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Maryland State College 1970
University of Mary Washington State Normal and Industrial School for Women; Mary Washington College 2005
University of Massachusetts Amherst Massachusetts St.; Massachusetts Agriculture Col. 1947
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts North Adams State College 1997
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Southeastern Mass. 1991
University of Massachusetts Lowell University of Lowell 1991
McDaniel College Western Maryland College 2002
MCPHS University Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 2013
University of Memphis West Tennessee State Normal School; Memphis State University 1994
Methodist University Methodist College 2006
University of Michigan Catholepistemiad or University of Michigania 1837
Michigan State University Agricultural College of the State of Michigan (1855–1861); State Agricultural College (1861–1909); Michigan Agricultural College (1909–1925); Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science (1925–1955); Michigan State University of Agriculture and Applied Science (1955–1964) 1964[47]
Mid-Atlantic Christian University Roanoke Bible College 2009[48]
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Monterey Institute of International Studies 2014[49]
Midway University Midway College 2015[50]
Miles College Miles Memorial College 1941
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato Teachers; Mankato St. 1998
Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead St.; Moorhead Teachers 2000
Missouri State University Southwest Missouri State 2005
Missouri University of Science and Technology University of Missouri - Rolla 2008
Mitchell Hamline School of Law William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law merged 2015[51]
University of Mobile Mobile College 1993
University of Montevallo Alabama Girls' Industrial School (1896–1911); Alabama Girls' Technical Institute (1911–1919); Alabama Girls' Technical Institute and College for Women (1919–1923); Alabama College, State College for Women (1923–1956); Alabama College (1956–1969) 1969
Montana State University - Billings Eastern Montana 1994
Montana State University - Northern Northern Montana 1994
Montclair State University Montclair Normal School 1994
Mount St. Joseph University College of Mount St. Joseph 2014[52]
University of Mount Union Mount Union Seminary (1846-1853); Mount Union College (1853-2010) 2010[53]
Multnomah University Multnomah School of the Bible (1936-1993); Multnomah Bible College (1993-2008) 2008
Murray State University Murray State Normal School (1923-1926); Murray State Normal School and Teachers College (1926-1930); Murray State Teachers College (1930-1948); Murray State College (1948-1966) 1966
Miami Dade College Miami Dade Community College 2003


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
National College National College of Business[54]
National Park Community College Garland County Community College (1973) merged with Quapaw Technical Institute (1969) 2003
University of Nebraska at Kearney Nebraska State Normal School at Kearney; Kearney State College 1991
University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha 1968
Neumann University Our Lady of Angels College (1965-1980); Neumann College (1980-2009) 2009
University of New England, Maine St. Francis 1978
The College of New Jersey New Jersey State Normal School (1855); New Jersey State Normal School at Trenton (1908); New Jersey State Teachers College and State Normal School at Trenton (1929); New Jersey State Teachers College at Trenton (1937); Trenton State College (1958) 1996
New Jersey City University New Jersey State Normal School at Jersey City; New Jersey State Teachers College; Jersey City State 1998
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark College of Engineering (NCE) 1975
New Mexico State University New Mexico A&M
University of New Orleans Louisiana State University New Orleans 1974
The New School The New School for Social Research; New School University 1997, 2005
Norfolk State University Norfolk State College 1979
University of North Alabama LaGrange College (1830–1854); Florence Wesleyan University (1854–1872); State Normal School at Florence (1872–1889); State Normal College (1889–1913); State Normal School (1913–1929); Florence State Teachers College (1929–1957); Florence State College (1957–1967); Florence State University (1967–1974) 1974
North Carolina Central University North Carolina College 1969
North Idaho College Coeur d'Alene Junior College; North Idaho Junior College 1971
Northland Community & Technical College Northwest Technical College (Minnesota) 2003[55]
Northwest Florida State College Okaloosa-Walton Community College 2008
Northwest Nazarene University Northwest Nazarene College 2000
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte College 1965
University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke State 1996
North Central College North-Western 1926
North Central Texas College Cooke County College 1994
University of North Georgia consolidation of Gainesville State College and North Georgia College & State University 2013[56]
University of North Texas North Texas State University 1988
Northeastern Illinois University Northeastern Illinois State College 1971
Northeastern State University Northeastern Oklahoma State 1985
Northwestern State University Louisiana State Normal College 1970
Northern Arizona University Northern Arizona Normal School; Northern Arizona State Teachers' College; Arizona State Teachers' College of Flagstaff; Arizona State College of Flagstaff 1966
University of Northern Colorado State Normal School of Colorado; Colorado State College 1970
Northern Vermont University Johnson State College (1828); Lyndon State College (1911) 2018[57]
Notre Dame of Maryland University Notre Dame of Maryland Preparatory School and Collegiate Institute(1837-1897); College of Notre Dame of Maryland 2011[58]


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Oakwood University Oakwood Industrial School; Oakwood Manual Training School; Oakwood Junior College; Oakwood College 2007
Oklahoma State University Oklahoma Agricultural & Mechanical 1957
Old Dominion University William & Mary (Norfolk) 1962
Oregon State University Oregon State College, Oregon Agricultural College
Orion College Allied Health Institute
Otterbein University Otterbein College 2010
Ouachita Baptist University Ouachita Baptist College 1965
Ozarka College Ozarka Vocationa-Technical School; Ozarka Technical College 1999
University of the Ozarks Cane Hill College; Arkansas Cumberland College; College of the Ozarks 1987


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Paradise Valley Community College Northeast Valley Education Center
Parker University Parker College of Chiropractic 2011[59]
Parsons The New School for Design Chase School (1896–1898); New York School of Art (1898–1909); New York School of Fine and Applied Art (1909–1936); Parsons School of Design (1936–1970) 1970
Pepperdine University George Pepperdine
Penn Foster College ICS Center for Degree Studies
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Pennsylvania School of the Arts 2003
Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport Technical Institute; Williamsport Area Community College 1989
University of Pennsylvania Academy of Philadelphia; College of Philadelphia; University of the State of Pennsylvania 1791
Philadelphia Biblical University Philadelphia College of the Bible
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Philadelphia Pharmacy 1998
Philadelphia University Philadelphia Textile School, Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science 1961, 1999
Philander Smith College Walden Seminary 1882
University of Pikeville Pikeville Collegiate Institute; Pikeville College 2011[60]
Pima Community College Pima College 1972
University of Pittsburgh Western University of Pennsylvania 1908
Point University Atlanta Christian College 2011[61]
Polytechnic University of New York New York Poly; Brooklyn Poly
Portland State University Portland State College; Vanport Extension 1969
Post University Teikyo Post; Post 1990
Princeton University College of New Jersey; unofficially Nassau Hall 1896
University of Providence University of Great Falls 2017[62]


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Radford University State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Radford (1910-1924); State Teachers College at Radford (1924-1943); Women's Division of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1943-1964); Radford College (1964-1979) 1979
Randolph College Randolph Macon Woman's College 2006
Rasmussen College Aakers College 2007
Rasmussen College Webster College 2007
Regent University CBN University (1978–1990) 1990
Rhodes College Masonic University of Tennessee; Montgomery Masonic College; Stewart College; Southwestern Presbyterian University; Southwestern; Southwestern at Memphis 1984
William Marsh Rice University Rice Institute 1960
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester Athenaeum; Mechanics Institute 1847; 1944[63]
University of the Rockies Colorado School of Professional Psychology 2007
Roger Williams University Roger Williams Junior College; Roger Williams College 1992
Roseman University of Health Sciences University of Southern Nevada 2011[64]
Rowan University Glassboro St. 1997
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Queens College 1825
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey–Camden College of South Jersey & South Jersey Law School 1950
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey–Newark University of Newark 1945


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
St. Andrews University, a branch of Webber International University St. Andrews Presbyterian College 2011[65]
Saint Augustine's University (listed in Wikipedia as St. Augustine's University), North Carolina[66] Saint Augustine's College 2012
Saint Paul's College, Virginia Saint Paul Normal and Industrial School; Saint Paul's Polytechnic Institute 1957
Saint Peter's University Saint Peter's College 2012[67]
Salem International University Salem-Teikyo; Salem 2000
Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (one of four colleges combined to found Salus) 2008
Salem State University Salem State College, State College at Salem, State Teachers College at Salem, Salem Normal School 2010, 1968, 1960, 1932
Samford University Howard College
Samuel Merritt University Samuel Merritt College
San Diego State University San Diego Normal School; San Diego State College, California State University- San Diego
Sanford-Brown College Sanford-Brown Institute 2014
San Jose State University California State University-San Jose; San Jose State College; San Jose State Teachers College; San Jose State Normal School; California State Normal School; Minns School 1974
Santa Fe University of Art and Design College of Santa Fe; St. Michael’s College 2010, 1966
Schoolcraft College Northwest Wayne County Community College 1963
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology Mars Hill Graduate School 2011[68]
Seattle University Seattle College 1948
Selma University Alabama Baptist Normal and Theological School; Alabama Baptist Colored University 1908
Seton Hill University Seton Hill Junior College (1914-1918); Seton Hill College (1918-2002) 2002
Shenandoah University Shenandoah College 1991
Shimer College Frances Shimer College; Frances Shimer Junior College; Frances Shimer School; Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago; Mount Carroll Seminary 1950, 1942, 1932, 1910, 1896[69]
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg State College; Shippensburg State Teachers College; State Teachers College at Shippensburg; Cumberland Valley State Normal School 1983, 1960, 1939, 1927[70]
Shorter College (Arkansas) Bethel University
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock State College; Slippery Rock State Teachers College; Slippery Rock State Normal School 1983, 1960, 1926[71]
Sofia University Institute of Transpersonal Psychology 2012
University of South Carolina South Carolina College 1906
Southeast Arkansas College Pines Technical College 1998
Southeast Missouri State University Southeast Missouri State Normal School
Southeastern University Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God 2005
Southern Arkansas University Third District Agricultural School; Agricultural and Mechanical College, Third District; Southern State College 1976
Southern Arkansas University Tech Southwest Technical Institute 1975
University of Southern Indiana Indiana State University-Evansville 1985
University of Southern Maine Maine Portland-Gorham; Gorham St. (Me.) 1968
University of Southern Mississippi Mississippi Normal College; State Teachers College; Mississippi Southern College 1962
Southern New Hampshire University New Hampshire School of Accounting and Secretarial Science; New Hampshire College of Accounting and Commerce; New Hampshire College 1961, 1969, 2001[72]
Southern Oregon University Southern Oregon State Normal School
Southern University Southern Baton Rouge 1974
Southern Utah University Branch Normal School; Branch Agricultural College; College of Southern Utah; Southern Utah State College 1991
Southwest Minnesota State University Southwest State 2003
Stevens Institute of Technology Stevens Tech
Stevenson University Villa Julie College 2008
Stockton University Stockton College, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 1993,2015[73]
Strayer University Strayer's Business College; Strayer College
SUNY Adirondack Adirondack Community College 2010[74]


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Tarleton State University John Tarleton College, John Tarleton Agricultural College, Tarleton State College 1899, 1917, 1949, 1973
Taylor University-Fort Wayne Summit Christian College 1980
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga University 1969
The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington State College 1967
The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas (1883–1967) 1967
The University of Texas at El Paso Texas Western College of the University of Texas 1967
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Pan American University, formed from merger of The University of Texas–Pan American and The University Texas at Brownsville 2015
Texas A&M International University Texas A&I University at Laredo, Laredo State University 1969, 1977, 1993[75]
Texas A&M University Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas 1963
Texas A&M University–Commerce East Texas Normal College, East Texas State Normal College, East Texas State Teachers College, East Texas State College, East Texas State University 1889,1923,1957,1962,1996[76]
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi University of Corpus Christi, Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi State University 1947, 1963, 1971, 1993[77]
Texas A&M University at Galveston Nautical School, Texas Maritime Academy 1931, 1971, 1981[75]
Texas A&M University–Kingsville South Texas Normal School, South Texas State Teachers College, Texas College of Arts & Industries, Texas A&I University 1917, 1925, 1967, 1989[78]
Texas Southmost College The Junior College of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, The University of Texas at Brownsville - Texas Southmost College, 1931, 1991, 2011[79]
Texas State University Southwest Texas State Normal School (1903–1918);
Southwest Texas State Normal College (1918–1923);
Southwest Texas State Teachers College (1923–1959);
Southwest Texas State College (1959–1969);
Southwest Texas State University (1969–2003);
Texas State University–San Marcos (2003–2013)
Texas Tech University Texas Technological College 1969
Thomas More College Villa Madonna College 1968
Thunderbird School of Global Management American Institute for Foreign Trade (1946–1968); Thunderbird Graduate School of International (1968–1973) Management; American Graduate School of International Management (1973–1997); Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management (1997–2004); Garvin School of International Management (2004–2007) 2007
Towson University Towson State University 1997
Transylvania University Transylvania University (1780–1865), Kentucky University (via merger, 1865–1908) 1908
Trident University International Touro College; TUI University; Trident University
Trine University Tri-State University 2009[80]
Troy University Troy Normal School (1887–1929); Troy State Teachers College (1929–1957); Troy State College (1957–1967); Troy State University (1967–2004) 2004
Truman State University North Missouri Normal and Commercial School; North Missouri Normal School; North Missouri Normal School of the First District; Northeast Missouri State Teachers College; Northeast Missouri State College; Northeast Missouri State University 1995
Tulane University Medical College of Louisiana; The University of Louisiana
University of Tulsa Henry Kendall College 1920
Tuskegee University Tuskegee Institute


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Union Institute & University The Union for Research and Experimentation in Higher Education; The University Without Walls; The Union Institute 2001
University of Utah University of Deseret
Utah State University Utah State Agricultural College
Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah Carbon College; College of Eastern Utah
Utah Valley University Central Utah Vocational School; Utah Trade Technical Institute; Utah Technical College at Provo; Utah Valley Community College; Utah Valley State College 2008
Valparaiso University Valparaiso Male and Female College; Northern Indiana Normal School and Business Institute; Valparaiso College 1906
Virginia Intermont College Southwest Virginia Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Polytechnic Institute 1970
Virginia State University Virginia Normal and industrial School 1979
Virginia Wesleyan University Virginia Wesleyan College 2017
Voorhees College Voorhees School and Junior College 1962


Current Name Former Name(s) Year of Change
Wallace Community College George C Wallace Community College
Washburn University Lincoln College
Washington and Lee University Washington College 1870
Washington University in St. Louis Washington Institute, Eliot Seminary 1854, 1857
University of Washington Territorial University of Washington 1889
Washington State University Washington Agricultural College 1959
Wayne State University Wayne University
Waynesburg University Waynesburg College 2007[81]
Weber State University Weber Stake Academy (1889-1902); Weber Academy (1902-1918); Weber Normal College (1918-1922); Weber College (1922-1962); Weber State College (1962-1991) 1991
University of West Alabama Livingston Female Academy; Livingston Normal College; Livingston State Teachers College; Livingston State College; Livingston University 1995
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester State College; West Chester State Teachers College; West Chester Normal School 1983, 1960, 1927[82]
West Texas A&M University West Texas State Normal College, West Texas State Teachers College, West Texas State College, West Texas State University, West Texas St. 1914,1922,1949,1963,1993[83]
Western Career College Silicon Valley College[84]
Western Illinois University Western Illinois Normal School
Western Michigan University Western Michigan College, Western Michigan College of Education, Western State Teachers College, Western State Normal School 1957, 1955, 1941, 1927
Western New England University Western New England College 2011
Western New Mexico University New Mexico Western University
Western Oregon University Western Oregon State College, Oregon College of Education, Oregon Normal School, Oregon State Normal School, Christian College, Monmouth University 1997
Western State Colorado University Colorado Western; Colorado Normal; Western State College of Colorado 1923, 2012
Westfield State University Westfield State Normal School; Westfield State College 2010
Westmar University Western Union College; Teikyo Westmar 1995
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg Branch of West Virginia University; Parkersburg Community College 1971, 1989
Wichita State University Fairmount College (1886-1926); Municipal University of Wichita (1926-1964) 1964
Widener University Pennsylvania Military College 1979
William James College Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology 2015[85]
William Paterson University Paterson State College 1997
William Peace University Peace College 2012
Williams Baptist College Southern Baptist College 1991
Winston-Salem State University Slater Industrial and State Normal School
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Eau Claire Teachers 1971
University of Wisconsin–La Crosse La Crosse Teachers 1971
University of Wisconsin–River Falls River Falls Teachers 1971
University of Wisconsin–Superior Superior Normal; Superior State Teachers 1971
Xavier University The Athenaeum; St. Xavier College
Yale University The Collegiate School; Yale College 1971

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