Saint Martin's College University is now the name of that little school established in 1895 by Benedictine monks near the Capitol shortly after statehood.
Why change the name? Clearly, prestige is the issue:
Trustees decided to adopt the "university" moniker to better reflect the school's breadth and to eliminate confusion with community colleges that are dropping the "community" from their names.
"It feels good - it feels better than 'college,"' said student Alvena Willis, 21, Tacoma. "I am glad that it changed right before I graduated, because it's going to look more impressive on my resume."
How long before we have The Evergreen State University?