After Decision to Go Co-Ed, the College of New Rochelle Expects Big Increase in Enrollments

CNRThe College of New Rochelle in New York was founded by the Ursuline Sisters in 1904 as the College of St. Angela. It was the first Catholic college for women in New York State. The college assumed its current name in 1910. Men were first admitted to graduate programs in 1969. In December 2015, the College of New Rochelle in New York announced that it would transition to full co-education.

At that time, Judith Huntington, president of the College of New Rochelle, stated that “for 111 years, The College of New Rochelle has been an innovative, dynamic, contemporary and values-based institution that has nurtured the personal and intellectual advancement of more than 15,000 women in the School of Arts & Sciences. We are eager to have this opportunity to do the same for many more women and now men.”

The college has announced that the decision to admit men to all undergraduate program has resulted in significantly increased enrollments in the 2016 entering class. In the fall of 2015, 87 women enrolled in the entering class. This fall the college expects to enroll 150 women and 50 men in its entering class. This would be a 130 percent increase in first-year students.

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