Benefits of a Women's College
Why choose a women’s college?
Studies found that women who attend/have attended an all women’s college:
- Constitute more than 20% of women in Congress, and 30% of a Business Week list of rising women stars in Corporate America, yet only represent 2% of all female college graduates.
- Have a higher percentage of majors in economics, math and life science today than men at coeducational colleges.
- Are three times more likely to earn a baccalaureate degree in economics and one and one-half times more likely to earn baccalaureates degrees in life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics than at a coeducational institution.
- Continue toward doctorates in math, science and engineering in disproportionately large numbers.
- Report greater satisfaction than their coed counterparts with their college experience in almost all measures - academically, developmentally, and personally.
- Have more opportunities to hold leadership positions and are able to observe women functioning in top jobs (90% of the presidents and 55% of the faculty at women’s colleges are women).
- Are more successful in careers; that is, they tend to hold higher positions, are happier, and earn more money.
- Develop measurably higher levels of self-esteem than other achieving women in coeducational institutions. After two years in coeducational institutions, women have been shown to have lower levels of self-esteem than when they entered college.
- Score higher on standardized achievement tests.
- Participate more fully in and out of class.
- Are more likely to graduate.
- Tend to be more involved in philanthropic activities after college.