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College Name

City

State

Start Date

End Date

Affiliation

Other Information

Source

 

Alabama Baptist Colored University

Selma

Alabama

 

 

wwwcrl.uchicago.edu/info/USCollegeCat/colcata.htm

 

Alabama Central Female College

Tuscaloosa

Alabama

1845

 

Baptist

 

wwwcrl.uchicago.edu/info/USCollegeCat/colcata.htm
Blandon.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.

 

Alabama Christian College

Montgomery

Alabama

1942

 

 

founded as Montgomery Bible School, name changed to Alabama Christian College in 1953; in 1985 became Faulkner University

www.faulkner.edu/welcome/history.cfm

 

Alabama College

Montevallo

Alabama

1923

 

state supported

started in 1896 as a state supported high school for women; in 1911 name changed to Alabama Girls Technical Institute; accredited in 1925; men admitted in 1956; renamed University of Montevallo in 1969

http://www.cob.montevallo.edu/student/LinkLN/PAGE1.HTM

 

Alabama Conference Female College

Tuskegee

Alabama

1872

1909

Methodist

moved to Montgomery and name changed to Women's College of Alabama

www.archives.state.al.us/markers/imontgomery.html
Blandon.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South. 1909.

 

Alabama Synodical College for Women

Talladega

Alabama

 

 

wwwcrl.uchicago.edu/info/USCollegeCat/colcata.htm

 

Auburn Masonic Female College

Auburn

Alabama

1840's

1850's

 

became property of Masonic Lodge of Auburn in 1852; after a few years Lodge relinquished title and it became a school for boys;

Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.

 

Birmingham College

Birmingham

Alabama

1898

 

Methodist

consolidated with Southern College in 1918 to form Birmingham Southern

www.archives.state.al.us/markers/ijefferson.html

 

Calhoun College

Jacksonville

Alabama

 

 

facilities acquired by Jacksonville State Normal School in 1883

www.jsu.edu/depart/graduate/bulletin/jsuhist.htm

 

Cullman College

Cullman

Alabama

 

 

http://home.hiwaay.net/~shmon/about/shm.html

 

Dadeville Masonic Seminary

Dadeville

Alabama

1852

 

Masonic

Blandon states, "It had all the powers and privileges of a regular college."

Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.

 

Daniel Payne College

Birmingham

Alabama

1880

1977

African Methodist Episcopal

 

http://closedcollege.bizland.com

 

East Alabama Female College

Tuskegee

Alabama

1852

1865

Baptist

burned and never rebuilt

Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.

 

East Alabama Female Institute

Talladega

Alabama

1849

1854

Masonic

property sold to Alabama Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church South that operated school until closure in 1858; later became School for Deaf

Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.

 

East Alabama Male College

Auburn

Alabama

1857

1872

Methodist

deeded to state and became Auburn University

www.archives.state.al.us/markers/ilee.html

 

Eufaula? College

Eufaula

Alabama

1840's

 

Methodist

flourished for a few years before merger into Eufaula High School

Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.

 

Florence Wesleyan University

Florence

Alabama

1855

1862

Methodist

property deeded to state and later opened as Florence State Normal School, now University of North Alabama

www.archives.state.al.us/markers/ilauderdale.html

 

Glenville College

 

Alabama

1852

 

 

Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.

 

Howard College

Marion

Alabama

1842

 

Baptist

moved to East Lake, now part of Birmingham, in 1887; name then changed to Samford after 1857

www.archives.state.al.us/markers/ijefferson.html

 

Isbell College

Talladega

Alabama

1847

 

Presbyterian

 

Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.

 

Jones University

Tuscaloosa

Alabama

 

 

http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/haley/menu.html

 

Legrange College

Leighton

Alabama

1830

1855

Methodist

moved in 1855 and renamed Florence Wesleyan University

www.archives.state.al.us/markers/ilauderdale.html

 

Livingston University

Livingston

Alabama

1840

 

 

founded as Livingston Female Academy; now University of West Alabama

Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.

 

Marion Female Seminary

Marion

Alabama

1835

 

 

first of four colleges founded in Marion and one of first colleges for women in the country; from 1916-1970 the building was used as a public school

www.archives.state.al.us/markers/iperry.html
Blandon.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South

 

Masonic University

Selma

Alabama

1853

 

 

 

 

McGehee College

Autauga County

Alabama

1845

 

Protestant Methodist

founded as Robinson Institute; name changed in 1850

Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.

 

Oak Bowery Female College

Oak Bowery

Alabama

1837

 

Methodist Episcopal Church South

founded as Oak Bowery Academy; known as Chambers Collegiate Institute during 1840's; known as Oak Bowery Female College after 1850; continued operating after Civil War; ultimately merged into public school system

Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.

 

Octavia Walton Le Vert Normal College

Dadeville

Alabama

1860

 

 

closed by Civil War and never reopened

Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.

 

Oxford College

Oxford

Alabama

1867

1900

 

www.archives.state.al.us/markers/icalhoun.html

 

Payne University

Selma

Alabama

1889

 

African Methodist Episcopal

 

 

 

Sacred Heart College

Cullman

Alabama

 

 

http://home.hiwaay.net/~shmon/about/shm.html

 

Saint Bernard College

Cullman/Saint Bernard

Alabama

1893

1979

 

now a college prep school

www.stbernardprep.com

 

Southern Benedictine College

Cullman

Alabama

 

 

http://home.hiwaay.net/~shmon/about/shm.html

 

Southern University

Greensboro

Alabama

1856

 

Methodist Episcopal

consolidated with Birmingham College in 1918 to form Birmingham Southern

www.bsc.edu/catalog/col_hist.htm

 

Synodical Female College

Florence

Alabama

1854

 

Presbyterian

started in building previously occupied by Florence Female Academy; enrollment declined after Civil War

Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.

 

Tuscaloosa Female College

Tuscaloosa

Alabama

1860

 

 

building originally The Athenaeum, a Baptist female school founded in 1835; operated briefly as the Methodist College;

wwwcrl.uchicago.edu/info/USCollegeCat/colcata.htm
Blandon.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.

 

Tuskegee Female College

Tuskegee

Alabama

1854

1872

 

acquired by Methodist Church and name changed to Alabama Conference Female College

www.archives.state.al.us/markers/imontgomery.html
Blandon.  History of Higher Education of Women in the South. 1909.

 

Union Female College

Eufaula

Alabama

1854

1905

Odd Fellows, Masons

buildings occupied by college associated with Brenau College, Gainsville, GA in 1909

Blandin.  The History of Higher Education of Women in the South.  1909.

 

Walker College

Jasper

Alabama

1939

 

 

now part of Bevill State Community College

http://server2.walkerweb.net/~ww/education/

 

Women's College of Alabama

Montgomery

Alabama

1909

 

Methodist

name changed to Huntingdon  College in 1935

www.archives.state.al.us/markers/imontgomery.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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