During the last fifty years, higher education has undergone many changes. As these changes in the educational process and philosophy occurred, so did college and university names. While the news that a school has changed its name may receive but passing mention in the media, such an event, nevertheless, is a telling moment, for a college or university is not just an institution. It is a living, breathing entity with its own life and times, and its name is an integral part of its existence. It can tell us something about the school's heritage, its location and curricula, its philosophy, its ownership or religious affiliation, and in many cases its development, growth, and direction. This useful reference work contains the complete name history, merger involvements, and location changes of over 1,300 accredited U.S. college and universities, including a chronological listing with years of each name change, merger, or relocation. Entries are ordered alphabetically by current college or university name, with an index to former names included.
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About the Author
Morgan G. Brenner is a historian and the author ofCollege Basketball's National Championships: The Complete Record of Every Tournament Ever Played (Scarecrow Press, 1999).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 The Data Chapter 3 Guide Chapter 4 College & University Name, Merger, and Location Histories Chapter 5 Former Names: Cross Reference to Current Names Chapter 6 About the Author