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Another One Bites the Dust: Nation's Fifth Oldest Women's College to Close

Another One Bites the Dust: Nation’s Fifth Oldest Women’s College to Close

In the 1960s there were about 280 women’s colleges in the United States. Many have closed and a large number have become co-educational. Today, there are slightly more than 30 women’s colleges remaining in the United States. Judson College in Alabama is the latest to close its doors.

Judson College Alumnae Have Stepped Up to Save the Women's College in Alabama

Judson College Alumnae Have Stepped Up to Save the Women’s College in Alabama

Over the month of March, the “All In for Judson” campaign brought in a total of $1,255,273 in statements of financial support from friends, alumnae, and students. Alumnae donated more than half of the total. As a result, the college’s board of trustees approved an operating budget for the 2021-22 academic year.

To Remain Open, Judson College in Alabama Has Achieved  Its Fundraising Goal

To Remain Open, Judson College in Alabama Has Achieved Its Fundraising Goal

On December 15, W. Mark Tew, president of Judson College, an educational institution for women in Marion, Alabama, that is affiliated with the Baptist Church, warned that the college would close if it did not raise $500,000 by the end of the year. By December 28, the college had raised $527,665.36.