Spokane Junior College

Spokane Junior College was a two-year college that operated from 1935 to 1942 on the South Hill of Spokane, Washington.[1] Originally known as Spokane Valley Junior College, it was a reorganization of Spokane University, which was located in the Spokane Valley.[2]

Spokane Junior College
TypeTwo year
Active1935 (1935)–1942 (1942)
Location, ,
United States

47°37′40″N 117°23′58″W / 47.627705°N 117.399327°W / 47.627705; -117.399327

Spokane Junior College leased the buildings formerly used by Spokane College from the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America.[3] Facing decreased enrollment and increased operations costs during World War II, the college shut down in 1942 and merged with Whitworth College (now Whitworth University).[4][5] The building was torn down in 1969 to make way for the Manito Shopping Center, which presently occupies the site.[6]


  1. ^ Gorseth, Royce. "Price not as perfect as picture." The Spokesman-Review, December 16, 1983 (accessed September 15, 2012).
  2. ^ "Expand Spokane Junior College." The Spokesman-Review, March 23, 1935 (accessed September 16, 2012).
  3. ^ "Junior College Leases Spokane College Plant." Spokane Daily Chronicle, April 21, 1936 (accessed September 15, 2012).
  4. ^ "Junior College Joins Whitworth." Spokane Daily Chronicle, February 20, 1942
  5. ^ "Spokane Junior College Closes." Ellensburg Daily Record, February 17, 1942
  6. ^ "Shopping Center Site Readied." Spokane Daily Chronicle, April 22, 1969 (accessed September 15, 2012).