HBCUs That Have Closed Their Doors

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  • Kittrell College
  • Leland University
  • Mary Holmes College
  • Mississippi Industrial College
  • Western University
  • Prentiss Institute
  • St. Paul College to Close on June 30
  • Bishop College
  • Daniel Payne College
  • Friendship College
  • Guadalupe College

Mary Holmes College

The Board of Freedmen of the Presbyterian Church founded Mary Holmes College as a high school in 1892 in Jacksonville, Mississippi. The school was made into a two-year private college in 1959. Toward the end of its legacy, a host of problems led the institution’s Board of Trustees to declare bankruptcy and close in 2004.    

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