Hillman College

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Hillman College was a women's college in Clinton, Mississippi, that existed from 1853 until 1942.[1] It was originally named the Central Female Institute, and renamed Hillman College in 1891. It was organized by the Central Baptist Association, and remained in operation throughout the American Civil War. Mississippi College purchased and absorbed Hillman in 1942.[2]

Charles Hillman Brough, the governor of Arkansas from 1917 to 1921, was a faculty member at Hillman College early in his career.

This college should not be confused with the fictional HBCU which provided the setting for the Cosby Show spin-off, A Different World.


  1. ^ Leon C. Standifer (1998). Not in Vain: A Rifleman Remembers World War II. p. 5. A Baptist family then established Hillman College as a parallel institution for women. In 1932 Clinton was a town of perhaps 1,500 people. Like much of the country, it was under serious stress from the Great Depression. The Roaring Twenties ...
  2. ^ Randall H. Balmer (2002). The encyclopedia of evangelicalism. p. 384. 1850 ... Three years later a separate school for women was established in Clinton. First known as Central Female Institute, the school was later renamed Hillman College. In 1942, Mississippi College bought and absorbed Hillman. Mississippi College..

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