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Tallies (see below for details/caveats):

  • Women's 4-year
    12 total: 5 defunct, 3 assimilated, 4 surviving
  • Women's non-4-year
    3 total: 3 defunct, 0 assimilated, 0 surviving
  • Miscellaneous non-women-only academies/seminaries
    16 total: 14 defunct, 0 assimilated, 2 surviving
  • Colleges and universities
    20 total: 8 defunct, 0 assimilated, 12 surviving

Women's schoolsEdit

4-yearEdit

Tally: 12 total, 5 defunct, 3 assimilated, 4 surviving

(Restricted to those not using "college" in the name: 8 total, 4 defunct, 2 assimilated, 2 surviving)

  • Jacksonville Female Academy
    • Extant, absorbed into Illinois College
  • Monticello Seminary
    • Defunct, folded 1970
  • Illinois Female College (Jacksonville)
    • Extant as MacMurray College
  • Knox Female Seminary
    • Extant, absorbed into Knox College
  • Rockford Female Seminary
    • Extant as Rockford College
  • DuQuoin Female Seminary
    • Defunct
  • Mount Carroll Seminary
  • Major's Female College (Bloomington)
    • Defunct
  • Almira College
    • Extant as Greenville College
  • North-Western Female College
    • Extant, absorbed into Northwestern University
  • Young Ladies' Athenaeum (Jacksonville)
    • Presumed defunct?
  • Galena Female Seminary
    • Defunct

Less than 4-yearEdit

Tally: 3 total, all defunct

  • Henry Female Seminary
    • Defunct
  • Bloomington Female Seminary
    • Defunct
  • Rushville Young Ladies' Seminary
    • Defunct

Miscellaneous academies and seminariesEdit

Tally: 16 total; 14 defunct, 0 assimilated, 2 surviving

  • Rock River Seminary (Mount Morris)
    • Defunct
  • Waukegan Academy
    • Defunct
  • Clark Seminary (Aurora)
  • Hedding Seminary (Abingdon)
    • Defunct
  • Mount Zion Male and Female Seminary
    • Defunct
  • Mendota Wesleyan Seminary
    • Defunct
  • Blackburn Seminary (Carlinville)
    • Extant as Blackburn College
  • Fowler Institute (Newark)
    • Defunct; destroyed by fire in 1880 [2]
  • Hyde Park Seminary
    • Defunct? Lots of static.
  • Palmer's Academy (Chicago)
    • Defunct?
  • Dixon Seminary
    • Defunct? -- confusing relationship to Dixon College, but no apparent carryover to SVCC
  • Grand Prairie Seminary (Onarga)
    • Defunct
    • Became Onarga Military School (boys-only) in 1917, closed for good in 1972
  • Washington Seminary (Richview)
    • Defunct
  • Mount Vernon Seminary
    • Presumed defunct -- much static due to school of same name in Washington DC
  • McDonough Normal and Scientific College (Macomb)
    • Defunct -- no apparent connection to WIU, est. 1899
  • Lake Forest Academy
    • Extant as prep school

Colleges and universitiesEdit

(Meaning, in the context of the report, non-state institutions that were both recognized by the Superintendent as legitimately claiming college rank, and either men-only or coeducational)

Tally: 20 total, 8 defunct, 0 assimilated, 12 surviving

  • McKendree College
    • Extant as McKendree University
  • Illinois College
    • Extant
  • Shurtleff College
    • Defunct; closed 1958, campus purchased by SIU [3]
  • Knox College
    • Extant
  • Wheaton College
    • Extant
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
    • Extant
  • Lombard University
    • Defunct?; closed 1930, but zombie charter lives on in Chicago [4]
  • Abingdon College
    • Defunct?; merged with Eureka in 1885 but campus closed 1888 [5]
  • Quincy College
    • Extant as Quincy University
  • University of Chicago
    • Defunct (not the current U of C)
  • Monmouth College
    • Extant
  • North-Western University
    • Extant
  • Eureka College
    • Extant
  • Marshall College
    • Defunct
  • Southern Illinois College
    • Defunct; closed 1870 [6]
  • Augustana College
    • Extant
  • Westfield College
    • Defunct; closed 1914
  • North-Western College
    • Extant as North Central College in Naperville
  • Illinois Agricultural College
    • Defunct; closed 1879 [7]
  • Lincoln University
    • Extant as Lincoln College


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