Founded in 1939 in Beverly, Mass., as Endicott Junior College, a two-year women’s college, Endicott graduated its first class of 20 students in 1941. Since its founding the college’s academic programs have grown to ultimately encompass 23 bachelor programs, 27 concentrations, and 27 minors. Endicott became co-educational in 1994 and currently has more than 5,000 students. Endicott has been written about in paranormal literature and there are numerous stories about haunted areas of campus. Part of this mysterious history might derive from old maps of Beverly that label the areas surrounding Endicott as the “Witch’s Woods,” rumored to be the hiding place of those who had been accused in the Salem witch trials.