Women's Colleges in the United States: History, Issues, & Challenges
Women's colleges have had a long and prestigious role in the education of American women. This volume offers insights into the continuing significant role of women's colleges in higher education. It provides a brief history of women's colleges in the U.S. in the context of social and legislative issues that have affected the country, examines how women's colleges have managed to survive in an era of coeducational institutions and equal opportunities in education, and identifies the unique features of women's colleges that make them attractive to young women. Charts and tables. Extensive bibliography.
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4-year women's colleges 76 institutions identified Appendix table Baccalaureate bachelor's degrees Carlow College Carnegie classification Catholic women's colleges Center for Education Chatham College Chestnut Hill College coeducational coeducational institutions College Mount College of Saint colleges All private colleges in 1993 conferred upon women consistently from 1976 Data System IPEDS Department of Education Digest of Education Education consistently Education Data System Education Statistics enrollment at women's Fall Enrollment Georgian Court College graduates Hood College identified as women's Institute on Postsecondary institutions of higher institutions reported data Integrated Postsecondary Education Junior College Lasell College Lifelong Learning PLLI Mary Baldwin College Master's Midway College Mississippi University Mount Mary College National Center percent Postsecondary Education Data private 4-year institutions private 4-year women's refers to 76 Rosemont College Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Saint Mary's College sciences single-sex Spelman College Texas Woman's University Total enrollment Trinity College DC U.S. Department undergraduate women University for Women women at women's
Page 25 - The Congress hereby finds and declares that the security of the Nation requires the fullest development of the mental resources and technical skills of its young men and women.
Page 79 - Data include imputations for nonrespondent institutions. SOURCE: US Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Salaries, Tenure, and Fringe Benefits of Full-Time Instructional Faculty, 1992-93
Page 49 - Much of the change can be attributed to rising numbers of Hispanic and Asian students. The proportion of Asian and Pacific Islander students rose from 2 percent to 6 percent, and the Hispanic proportion rose from 4 percent to 9 percent during that same time period. The proportion of AfricanAmerican students fluctuated during most of the early part of the period before rising slightly to...
Page 5 - Given two bridge-builders, a man and a woman, given a certain bridge to be built, and given as always the unchangeable laws of mechanics in accordance with which this special bridge and all other bridges must be built, it is simply inconceivable that the preliminary instruction given to the two bridge-builders should differ in quantity, quality, or method of presentation because while the bridge is building one will wear knickerbockers and the other a rainy-day skirt.
Page 4 - Institution for the higher education of young women, with the design to furnish for my own sex means and facilities for education equal to those which are afforded now in our Colleges to young men. It is my opinion that by the higher and more thorough Christian education of women, what are called their "wrongs...
Page 35 - MUW's policy of excluding males from admission to the School of Nursing tends to perpetuate the stereotyped view of nursing as an exclusively woman's job. By assuring that Mississippi allots more openings in its state-supported nursing schools to women than it does to men, MUW's admissions policy lends credibility to the old view that women, not men, should become nurses, and makes the assumption that nursing is a field for women a selffulfilling...
Page 53 - II: These institutions offer a full range of baccalaureate programs and are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 20 or more master's degrees annually in one or more disciplines.
Page 5 - And now, gentlemen, influenced by these and similar considerations ; after devoting my best powers to the study of the subject for a number of years past ; after duly weighing the objections against it and the arguments that preponderate in its favor ; and the project having received the warmest commendations of many prominent literary men and practical educators, as well as the universal approval of the public press, I have come to the conclusion, that the establishment and endowment of a College...