Spring Garden College

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This building on the northeast corner of Broad St. and Spring Garden Ave. housed the institute from about 1851 to 1969 and was torn down in 1972
Trustee's Hall in Mt. Airy was part of the college's campus from 1985 to about 1990.

Spring Garden College, established as the Spring Garden Institute in 1851, was a private technical college founded in Spring Garden, Pennsylvania (now a part of Philadelphia).[1] Its building at 523-25 North Broad Street was designed by architect Stephen Decatur Button.

The Broad Street building housed the institute until 1969, when the school moved to 102 East Mermaid Lane, was renamed "Spring Garden College" and bachelor's degree programs were offered for the first time. In 1985 the college moved to 7500 Germantown Avenue in nearby Mt. Airy and then closed in the early 1990s.[2]

Prior to its closing, Spring Garden was regionally accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Additionally, the Baccalaureate Degree programs in Computer Engineering Technology, Electronics engineering technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology were accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

On April 4, 2014, the academic records of Spring Garden College were transferred to the Automotive Training Center (ATC) campus in Warminster, Pennsylvania. ATC was founded in 1917 as a program of Spring Garden Institute, and separated from Spring Garden College in the 1990s. As of October 2015, copies of transcripts may be obtained by mailing a request (along with a check for $10 to ATC, dates of attendance, the student's full name at the time of attendance, and the last four digits of the student's social security number) to:

ATTN: Donna Ubele/Executive Director of Financial Aid


  1. ^ Samuel, Terence (August 3, 1992). "3 Communities Feel The Loss of Spring Garden College". Philadelphia Inquirer. pp. A01. 
  2. ^ Spring Garden College History, accessed January 2, 2013.

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