This entry may be a little harder to justify than other "lost" colleges in the list, but it's an interesting history, nonetheless. The University of Montana-Missoula was established by the state legislature in 1893, after the city of Missoula entered an agreement with Helena to drop out of the running for possible locations for a permanent state capital. The name was changed to the State University of Montana in 1913, then to Montana State University in 1935. That now-confusing name, the same as the current name of the school's rival in Bozeman, remained in use until 1965, when the University of Montana name was reinstated. The Montana State University name is still visible in certain areas of campus, such as the floor inside the lobby of the Craig Hall dormitory, built in 1952.