ERIC Number: ED126791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-8
Reference Count: 0
Percentage of Women Professors Is Four Times National Average in Women's College Survey.
Women's Coll. Coalition, Washington, DC.
An in-depth survey of women's colleges (27 independent private, 20 church-related, and two public) sought information in such areas as curriculum, continuing education, athletics, career support services, and the presence of women in teaching, administrative, and board positions. The percentage of women faculty members at women's colleges is two and one-half times the national average for all institutions of higher education, and the percentage of women with the rank of full professor in the women's colleges is more than four times the national average. Other key findings are that: (1) financial aid for the continuing education student is available at nearly 75 percent of the colleges; (2) more than 50 percent of the responding colleges indicate their fastest growing major to be Business Administration, Biology, Economics, or Nursing; (3) 96 percent of the responding colleges have courses on women in their curriculum; and (4) there is intercollegiate athletic competition at more than 90 percent of the responding colleges, with an average of five intercollegiate sports at each college. Athletic scholarships are offered by l2 percent. (LBH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Athletics, Continuing Education Centers, Females, Financial Support, Higher Education, Majors (Students), School Surveys, Statistical Data, Statistical Surveys, Women Faculty, Womens Athletics, Womens Education, Womens Studies
Women's College Coalition, Suite 303, 1700 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Coll. Coalition, Washington, DC.