Midstate College

midstate collegeMidstate College is a small, private vocational school and proprietary college in Peoria, Illinois. Midstate College’s origins date back to 1857, when a commercial school was started in Peoria. In 1865, a similar school opened, and the two schools combined in 1868. In 1888, the merged school was bought by George W. Brown, principal of Jacksonville Business College, and named Brown’s Business College of Commerce. Mr. Brown continued ownership of the Peoria school until 1913, then sold it to a Mr. Reed. Reed sold the school in 1960 to A.R. Beard, Don Beard, and Arline H. Bunch, who renamed the school Midstate College of Commerce. In 1965, the Bunch family purchased the stock, and renamed the school to simply Midstate College in 1970. R. Dale Bunch became president around 1965. Read more…

  • Address: W Northmoor Rd 411, Peoria 
  • City: Peoria 
  • State: Illinois 
  • Postal Code: 61614 
  • Degree:
    Associate 
  • Avg. Tuition: $12,600 
  • Phone: (309) 692-4092 
  • Website: www.midstate.edu