1. MORE WOMEN’S COLLEGE STUDENTS GRADUATE ON TIME and develop the ability to learn new skills.
They are more likely to graduate in four years or less than women who attend coed liberal arts colleges and public universities.* Women’s colleges receive higher effectiveness ratings than all other colleges and universities for helping students develop the ability to learn new skills.*
2. Students at women’s colleges practice what they learn in internships.
Women’s college alumnae are more likely than public university graduates to take part in college-sponsored internships: 63% vs. 49%. With increasing frequency, employers and students see internships as entrées into jobs.*
3. Women’s college graduates say the financial investment was worth it.
The vast majority (90%) believes the financial investment in their education was worthwhile and that the intellectual and personal capacities they gained continue to be extremely important.*
4. WOMEN’S COLLEGE GRADUATES BENEFIT MORE FROM THEIR COLLEGE NETWORK.
Women’s college graduates also state that their college network (alumnae, faculty, and friends) plays a greater role than that reported by graduates of public universities.*
5. WOMEN’S COLLEGEs are better at building self-confidence and initiative.
More than 90% of women’s college alumnae report having more self-confidence and initiative, compared with 32% of women graduates of public universities.*
6. GRADUATES FROM WOMEN’S COLLEGES HAVE AN EDGE IN THE WORKFORCE.
Women’s colleges receive higher ratings than all the other colleges and universities for helping students be prepared for their first job and by emphasizing the creative thinking demanded by the new economy.+
- *Comparative Alumnae Research Study Hardwick-Day, 2012