Peabody College

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Peabody College of Education and Human Development was founded in 1875 when the University of Nashville, located in Nashville, Tennessee, split into two separate educational institutions. The preparatory school, University School of Nashville, separated from the college, which was originally called Peabody Normal School, but soon became known as the George Peabody College for Teachers. Peabody was merged into Vanderbilt University in 1979. Peabody has been ranked as the top graduate school of education in the nation during the 2009, 2010, and 2011 editions of the U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings.


After 1911, Peabody College was located directly across the street from the campus of Vanderbilt University. It later became affiliated with Vanderbilt University, and is now known as the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University.

It was located on the site of the campus of the former Roger Williams University, a school for African American students which burned around 1906. The site was then occupied by Peabody, which was then for whites, although its "demonstration school" (now University School of Nashville) became the one of the first high schools in Nashville to be desegregated in the early 1960s.

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