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Closed Colleges & Universities

Closed colleges and universities are as follows:

Institution Location Year Opened Year Closed
Belknap College Centre Harbor 1963 1973
Canaan College Canaan 1961 1973
Castle College Windham 1963 1999
Chester College of New England
(formerly White Pines College)
Chester 1965 2012
Concord College Concord 1887 1973
Franconia College Franconia 1963 1978
Gunstock College Gunstock 1965 1969
McIntosh College Dover 1896 2009
Mount St. Mary College Manchester 1893 1978
Nathaniel Hawthorne College Antrim 1962 1988
Notre Dame College Manchester 1950 2002
Pierce College for Women Concord 1951 1972

Transcripts are available, for a fee of $20, through the Division of Higher Education, Higher Education Commission, by following the transcript request procedures online. For assistance, please contact Patricia Moquin at (603) 271-0289 or

Per RSA 292:8-kk, "When any institution of higher learning ceases the regular conduct of instruction, either temporarily or permanently, whether or not the corporation is dissolved, the academic record, or a legible, certified copy thereof, of each student who has been registered for instruction at the institution shall be forwarded to the Commission together with an explanation of the institution's credit and grading system. The Commission shall preserve these records and upon request of the individual concerned, shall furnish a certified copy, or reasonable number of such copies, of the individual's record. The fee for each record so furnished to be paid to the Commission shall be sufficient to cover related costs."

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