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Update on College Naming and Closings

As colleges and universities change their names, we want to keep you apprised of these updates so that you can properly advise your students as they search for and apply to these schools.

Students, counselors, and parents/guardians searching for a college using the former name will continue to be directed to the correct college in Scoir. Here are the latest updates:

Rebrands and Mergers

  • Minnesota
    • Hibbing, Rainy River, Mesabi Range, Vermilion, and Itasca Community Colleges (MN) are now “Minnesota North College”

  • New Jersey
    • Union County College (NJ) is now Union College

  • New York
    • Dominican College (NY) is now Dominican University New York
    • Iona College (NY) is now Iona University

    • Touro College (NY) is now Touro University

  • North Carolina
    • North Carolina Wesleyan College (NC) is North Carolina Wesleyan University
  • Pennsylvania
    • Bloomsburg University, Lock Haven University, and Mansfield University (PA) are now “Commonwealth University”
      • Commonwealth University (Bloomsburg)
      • Commonwealth University (Lock Haven)
      • Commonwealth University (Mansfield)

    • California University of PA, Edinboro University, and Clarion University are now “Pennsylvania Western University” or “PennWest”
      • PennWest California
      • PennWest Edinboro
      • PennWest Clarion

  • Utah
    • Dixie State University (UT) is now Utah Tech University

  • Virginia
    • John Tyler Community College (VA) is now Brightpoint CC

    • Lord Fairfax Community College (VA) is now Laurel Ridge CC

    • Patrick Henry Community College (VA) is now Patrick & Henry CC
    • Thomas Nelson Community College (VA) is now Virginia Peninsula CC

  • Toronto, Ontario
    • Ryerson University in Toronto, ON is now "Toronto Metropolitan University"

Other Changes

  • California
    • Mills College (CA) is now part of Northeastern University (MA)

  • Nevada
    • Sierra Nevada University (NV) has been acquired by University of Nevada-Reno
  • Pennsylvania
    • University of the Sciences (PA) has been acquired by St. Joseph’s University (PA)

Remember: Students, counselors, and parents/guardians searching for a college using the former name will continue to be directed to the correct college in Scoir.

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