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Closed Institutions

InstitutionLocationOperating YearsPhoneRecords LocationHistory
ACT College Alexandria, Virginia1992-2012(804)-225-3093SCHEV, 101 N. 14th Street, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219The institution closed because the U.S. Department of Education rejected its application for continued participation in the federal financial assistance program.
ACT College Arlington, Virginia1992-2012(804)-225-3093SCHEV, 101 N. 14th Street, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219The institution closed because the U.S. Department of Education rejected its application for continued participation in the federal financial assistance program.
ACT College Manassas, Virginia1992-2012(804)-225-3093SCHEV, 101 N. 14th Street, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219The institution closed because the U.S. Department of Education rejected its application for continued participation in the federal financial assistance program.
American Digital University 6 Pidgeon Hill Dr. Suite 230, Sterling, VA. 20165? - 4/8/14 The school had no enrollment and as such does not have any student recordsVoluntary Closure
Banner College (AKA Anthem) Arlington, VA1998-8/23/2008(954) 400-2062International Education Corporation; Janeece McGillThe school closed due to financial concerns. All student records were transferred to the school’s corporate office.
Benjamin Franklin University Annandale, VA1995-1999 Dr. Frank Park Organizing President 44326-B Evergreen Lane P. O. Box 667 Annandale, VA The Council revoked the authorization of the institution to use the name "Benjamin Franklin University"because of the university's inability to raise sufficients funds during the past few years to publicize and enroll students.
Bernelli University 1800 Diagonal Road Alexandria, VA 223142010(804) 225-2600SCHEV, 101 N. 14th Street, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219Voluntary Closure
Bishop Payne Divinity School Petersburg, VA1878-1949(703) 370-6600Registrar Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary Alexandria, VA 22304This seminary was established in 1878 to prepare black men for the ministry of the Episcopal Church. It closed in 1949 through merger with the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Alexandria.
Blackstone College Blackstone, VA? - 1950(804) 292-3474 Mr. A. Harris Daniel, Business Manager VA United Methodist Assembly Center Blackstone, VA 23824The College first closed for a five-year period during World War II. It closed again in 1950. The first transcript is free, with a $1.00 fee for each additional transcript.
Boston University Henderson Hall, 1555 S. Southgate Rd. Arlington, VA 2221410/2010 - 12/21/2015(252) 447-5036Boston University Metropolitan College P.O. Box 2229 Havelock, NC 28532 Email: lwatson@bu.eduDifficulty in attracting students
Bryant and Stratton College Hampton, VA1989-1999(804) 745-2444 Mr. Jeff Tredo, Interim Campus Director Bryant and Stratton College 8141 Hull Street Road Richmond, VA 23235-6411The college closed the Hampton site on August 31, 1999 and all students at that site were transferred to the Virginia Beach campus.
Cambridge College Chesapeake, Virginia2002-2015(617) 873-0101Cambridge College, Inc., 1000 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138 email:amy.cavelier@cambridgecollege.eduThe institution closed because of declining enrollment numbers
Cameron University  ? - 2004(804)-371-2286Ms. Linda Phillips, Registrar Cameron University, 2800 W. Gore Blvd. Lawton, OH. 73505Closed on June 24, 2004 due to a reduction in enrollment.
Capital College Quantico Marine Corps Air Station Branch 3088 Roan Road, Command Ed. Facility Quantico, VA 22134? - 2004(301) 369-2800 x3026Ken Crockett at Laure, MD Campus email:ken@capitol-college.eduCapitol College officially closed their office at Quantico Marine Corps Air Station on May 21, 2004.
Case Western Reserve University 920 South Jefferson Street Roanoke, VA 240162005-2011(216)-368-2545Case Western University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106This college closed on July 19, 2011 due to an insufficient number of students.
Chesapeake College Great Bridge, VA1966 - 1972(757) 822-2150 Central Records Office Tidewater Community College 7000 College Drive Portsmouth, VA 23703This private, coeducational junior college was founded in 1966 on an 18-acre campus near Great Bridge. On September 7, 1972, the Council granted provisional approval to grant associate degrees for a two-year period. Early in 1973, the college became a part of the Virginia Community College System. A $1.00 fee is charged for each transcript.
Commonwealth College Norfolk Campus? - 1995 Bryant and Stratton College Virginia Beach Campus 4160 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Branch closed March 23, 1995. All faculty and student records moved to Virginia Beach. Commonwealth College is now Bryant & Stratton College.
Computer Learning Center 6295 Edsall Road, #210 Alexandria, VA 22312 10021 Balls Ford Road Manassas, VA 20109? - 2001(703) 330-5300ECPI College of Technology 10021 Balls Ford Road Manassas, VA 20109 email: $5.00 transcript fee required Computer Learning Centers, Inc. officially closed on January 22, 2001 and filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy on 1/25/01. The institution closed as a result of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education. Students, who were enrolled at the time of school closure, were given an opportunity to transfer to other institutions in the area or participate in a teach-out organized by Stratford College and TESST Electronics Institute.
Dominion College Roanoke, VA Harrisonburg, VA Staunton, VA? - 2002(301) 776-3600 or (800) 987-7734Registrar Kaplan College 18618 Crestwood Drive Hagerstown, Maryland 21742The institution and its branches voluntarily closed. Dominion College-Roanoke closed effective September 3, 2002. The Harrisonburg campus closed in 2000 and the Staunton campus closed in 1997
Eastern College Manassass, VA1917 - 1924 UnknownThis private college is known only by its membership in the Association of American Colleges between 1917 and 1924.
Elizabeth College Salem, VA1896 - 1922(540) 375-2210 Roanoke College Registrar's Office Salem, VA 24153-3794This Lutheran college for women was established in 1896 and destroyed by fire in 1921. The college then used space at Roanoke College and Salem High School to complete the 1921-1922 academic year, after which it closed. Roanoke College acquired the student records and hosted annual alumnae reunions through June 1990.
Everest College-Arlington Campus Arlington, VA? - 4/7/13800-874-0255Corinthian Colleges, Inc. 6 Hutton Centre Drive, Suite 400 Santa Ana, CA 92707Only the Arlington campus is closing. All student records are available at the corporate location.
Father Judge Mission Seminary Monroe, VA1960 - 1970(301)434-5400 Holy Trinity Seminary 4001 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20903This two-year Roman Catholic men's college was founded in 1932 at Holy Trinity, Ala., and functioned as the lower divison of a four-year liberal arts institution whose upper division is located at Silver Spring, Maryland. As a seminary of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity, it moved to Monroe, Virginia, in September 1960. It was approved by the State Board of Education in May 1967 to offer the Associate of Arts degree, and closed on June 1, 1970.
Founders College South Boston, VA2007 - 2008(434)736-2012Southside Virginia Community College Admissions SupportThe Board of Directors voluntarily withdrew its Certificate to Operate, effective November 18, 2008. Student records are maintained by Southside Virginia Community College.
Frederick College Portsmouth, VA? - 1968(804) 484-2121 x389 Registrar Tidewater Community College Portsmouth, VA 23703This private four-year liberal arts college closed in July 1968 and was donated to the Virginia Community College System. A $1.00 fee is charged for each transcript.
Heritage Institute Hopewell, VA1959 - 1964(804) 748-8466 Mr. Homer Eliades Eliades and Robertson Attorneys At Law 408 N. 6th Avenue Hopewell, VA 23860This two-year institution was chartered June 25, 1959, first enrolled students September 1959, and closed in 1964. It never received approval from the State Board of Education but conferred at least two degrees.
Johnson & Wales University Norfolk, VA1981 - 2006(401) 598-1754 Johnson & Wales University University Registrar 8 Abbott Park Place Providence, Rhode IslandJohnson and Wales closed on June 9, 2006 due to dwindling enrollment or the inability to "develop a satisfactory plan for continued presence." The Charleston, South Carolina and Norfolk, Virginia campuses were consolidated into its Charlotte, North Carolina campus.
Kaplan College - Chesapeake, VA Branch Chesapeake, VA? - 1/10/13(704)-567-3700 or 704-567-3777Transcripts are stored at Kaplan College 6070 East Independence Blvd, Charlotte NC 28212Lack of demand for programs
Katherine Gibbs School McLean, VA1985 - 1988(212) 867-9300 Katharine Gibbs School Attn: Mary McManus 200 Park Avenue New York, NY 10166This two-year proprietary institution was authorized to enroll students Nov. 6, 1985. It received provisional approval to confer degrees May 7, 1986, and full approval to offer the AAS in Secretarial Science degree and certificates in Business August 6, 1986. The school, which was accredited by AICS, closed on October 20, 1988. The parent corporation operates a branch in Washington, DC.
Life Bible College East 900 Life Drive Christiansburg, Virginia 240731988 - 2004(909) 599-5433 Bruce Primrose, Registrar Life Pacific College 1100 Covina Blvd. San Dimas, CA 91773LIFE Bible College East began in 1923 with the founding of the first LIFE Bible College in Los Angeles. In 1988 the college moved to Christiansburg, Virginia; the name was changed to LIFE Bible College East. On April 30, 2004, LIFE Bible College East relocated to a larger campus in San Dimas, California.
Luther Rice College Alexandria, VA1966 - 1977(804)-225-3093SCHEV, 101 N. 14th Street, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA. 23219This two-year, coeducational liberal arts college was charted in Virginia November 6, 1966, enrolled students in September 1967, and closed September 30, 1977. It was located first at 5912 Francoania Road, Alexandria, VA 22310, and then at 3600 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305.
Marion College Marion, VA1873 - 1967(540) 375-2210 Roanoke College Registrar's Office Salem, VA 24153-3794This two-year, coeducational junior college was founded in 1873 and closed in September 1967.
Monroe College Middletown, VA1972 - ? UnknownBefore moving to Middletown, this business college was located at 209 Fairmont Ave. in Winchester, Virginia. The President was Mr. Howard G. Wilbur, Jr.
National-Louis University 601 King Street, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA, 22314? – 2009 Office of Admissions and Record, National-Louis University, Wheeling, IL, fax request to 847-947-5718; or order online at school was experiencing a decline in its Virginia enrollment and elected to concentrate on more profitable branches. National-Louis University ceased all administrative activities in Virginia as of September 30, 2009.
Potomac Community College Paris, VA 221301971 - 1974 UnknownThis institution, a successor to the College of the Potomac (see above), was chartered in Virginia July 1, 1971, enrolled a few students beginning October 1972, and closed June 1974. The founding President died May 21, 1975.
Professional Dental Assisting Institute 5261 Challedon Drive Virginia Beach, VA2003 - 2008(757)-498-4691Professional Dental Assistants of Tidewater 2100 Lynnhaven Parkway, #100 Virginia Beach, VA 23456School closed June 30, 2008 due to reduction in student enrollment.
Regis University Vienna, Virginia2006-2012(303)-964-5775Regis University, 3333 Regis Boulevard, K-24, Denver, CO 80221-1099 Attn: Dean's Office, College for Professional StudiesDue to slower than anticipated recruiting as well as changes in the federal environment, the campus suspended operations in Virginia.
Saint Paul's College Lawrenceville, VA1890-2013(804)-225-3093SCHEV 101 N. 14th St. Richmond, VA 23219. Go online: closure
Sandford Brown College 1761 Old Meadow Rd, McLean, VA 221017/16/2004 - 8/31/2015Tel: 866-470-7445 Email: records@careered.comCareer Education Corporation 231 N. Martingale Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 Attention: Transcripts and Student Records 866-470-7445 or Schaumburg, IL 60173 
Shenandoah Bible College 1488 Peters Creek Road Roanoke, VA 24017? - 1979(804) 547-9595 Rev. Bryant M. Nelson President Colonial Baptist Bible College P. O. Box 6003 Chesapeake, VA 23320The institution's name was changed to Colonial Baptist Bible College on October 3, 1979. The institution moved to Chesapeake in 1981.
Skyline College Innsbrook Campus 1986 - 2010(757)-671-7171Bernadette Bellas, ECPI College of Technology, 5555 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 53590School under same ownership in close proximity offering similar programs.
Skyline College 5234 Airport Rd, Roanoke, VA 24012closed 11/30/2015(757) 671-7171ECPI University 5555 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462, email:ctucker@ecpi.eduunknown
Skyline College Moorefield Campus 1986 - 2010(757)-671-7171Bernadette Bellas, ECPI College of Technology, 5555 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 53590School under same ownership in close proximity offering similar programs.
Smithdeal - Massey Business College 300 W.Grace Street Richmond, VA 23220? - 1982(804) 225-2600 State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 101 N. 14th Street Richmond, VA 23219This business college closed suddenly in 1982.
Southeast Culinary and Hospitality College 500 Gate City Highway, Suite 110 Bristol VA, 24201March 1, 2015 State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 101 N. 14th Street Richmond, VA 23219To request a copy of transcript, visit
Southern Seminary and Junior College One College Hill Drive Buena Vista, VA 244161867 -  Southern Virginia College One College Hill Drive Buena Vista, VA 24416 This school was founded as Bowling Green Female Seminary, changing its name to Southern Seminary in 1920. The school was brought under new ownership in 1996, and is now known as Southern Virginia College.
Steed Business College Martinsville, VA195? - 1965(615) 282-3431 Office of the Dean Steed College P. O. Box 3098 Johnson City, TN 37601This institution, formerly the Perry Business College, operated in Martinsville during thee 1950's and 1960's. It closed following a fire.
Stratford College Danville, VA1852 - 1974(804) 846-7392 Registrar's Office Randolph-Macon Woman's College Rivermont Avenue Lynchburg, VA 24503This private women's college was founded in 1852 as a two-year college. It was approved as a four-year college in 1969 and closed June 28, 1974.
Suffolk University Arlington, Virginia2010-2011(617)-573-80008 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108School closed VA branch due to reduction in federal education funding mechanisms for principal student body; i.e. active duty military personnel.
Sullins College Bristol, VA (615) 968-1187 Mrs. JoAnne F. Barbour Dir. Alumni Relations King College Bristol, TN 37620This private coeducational two-year college was founded in 1870 and closed in Summer 1976.
TESST College Alexandria, VA2004 - 20081-800-988-2650Karen Tarleton (410) 951-6675 (phone) (410) 951-6689 (fax)Baltimore Campus 1520 South Caton Avenue Baltimore, MD 21227Closed due to reduction in enrollment.
The College of the Potomac Arlington, VA1968 - 1971 Unknown Last known address: 3601 N. Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22201 This private four-year college was chartered February 7, 1968, enrolled students in September 1969, and closed in 1972. In 1968 its address was 2321 Military Rd., Arlington; in 1969, 1403 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. In 1971 the institution also maintained an address at 2534 K St., N.W., Washington, DC 20037. In Summer 1971, the former president of the college founded Potomac Community College.
The Institute for Global Business Studies Great Falls, VA2007 - 2008(703) 419-0165 Tarun K. Sen 804 Polo Place Great Falls, VA 22066 
University of New Haven Arlington, VA2004-2008(203)-932-7429University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Rd. West Haven, CT 06516Closed due to reduction in enrollment
University of Northern Virginia Annandale, VA1998-2013unknownunknownThe Council revoked the school’s certification to operate as it was unable to obtain accreditation in accordance with 8 VAC 40-31-180 (B)(2)(c).
Virginia College Lynchburg, VA? - 1980(804) 845-3990 Virginia Seminary and College 2058 Garfield Avenue Lynchburg, VA 24501This institution, sometimes part of Virginia Seminary and College, closed in 1980. Some students transferred to Friendship College, Rock Hill, SC 29730, but that institution was closed by Federal postal authorities in 1981 and the location of its records is not known. The seminary portion of the institution continued operating as Virginia Seminary and College and maintains the records that are extant. Another institution of the same name began in Roanoke in 1983.
Virginia Computer College Reston, VA1968 - 1981(703) 971-0500 Computer Learing Center 6295 Edsall Road Suite 210 Alexandria, VA 22312This private business school incorporated on August 12, 1968, and began operations at 124 West Piccadilly, Winchester. Prior to September 1969, it moved to Falls Church, and in 1972/73 it was operating in Reston. It closed prior to March, 1981.
Virginia Intermont College Bristol, VA6/1/14(423)-652-4346Jessica Swiney, Director of Registration and Records/Registrar, King University, 1350 King College Rd., Bristol TN, 37620. email: jwswiney@king.eduVoluntary Closure
Virginia School of Law Richmond, VA194? - 195? UnknownThis institution operated during the 1940's and 1950's in the Morrissey Building near the John Marshall Hotel. It did not award degrees, but its graduates were permitted to sit for the Virginia Bar Exam.
Virginia Southern College Roanoke, VA? - 1969(703)986-1800 Registrar National College of Business and Technology P. O. Box 6400 Roanoke, VA 24017This private business college was purchased in August 1969 by National College of Business and Technology. Another institution, begun in 1983, used the same name from May to September 1983 before changing its name to Virginia College.
Washington University School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Annandale, VA (804) 225-2600State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 101 North 14th Street Richmond, VA 23219 The Council revoked the school’s certification to operate as it was unable to obtain accreditation in accordance with 8 VAC 40-31-180 (B)(2)(c). The school formerly operated under the name Koryo School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
World College Virginia Beach 1-800-243-6446Cleveland Institute of Electronics; 1776 E. 17th, Cleveland, OH 44114