Another Women’s College Decides to Become Co-Educational

The University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, announced that men will be eligible for admission to all of the university’s undergraduate programs, effective for students entering in the fall of 2018.

According to the latest U.S. Department of Education data, there were 960 undergraduate students and nearly 1,600 in the university co-educational graduate programs.

Rhona Free, president of the University of Saint Joseph explained that “today’s women want an active, engaging college environment that mirrors the real world. By admitting men, the educational experience for USJ’s women undergraduates will be more aligned to their expectations of a four-year university experience.”

President Free explained the reasoning behind the decision to go co-educational by noting that “studies show that less than one percent of full-time female college students today attend a women’s college and only two percent of female high school seniors say they would consider attending a women’s college. Admitting men will open our doors to 98 percent more women who would otherwise not even consider our high quality, distinctive educational experience here at USJ.”

Below is a video distributed by the university discussing the decision.

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