Springfield Junior College was founded in 1929 by the Ursuline order of Catholic nuns. Its name was changed to Springfield College in Illinois in 1968.
The school became affiliated with Benedictine University of Lisle, Ill. in 2003. It now is named Benedictine University Springfield and offers four-year and graduate degrees.
A history of the college through the early 2000s is available here. See also Ursuline sisters, this index.
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