Zaylee. Age: 22.
Single-sex colleges are still completely relevant and beneficial in the world of higher education. I can only truly speak from my experience at a women's college, but I've observed similar things at the men's college up the road from us. The internet is fairly vocal about the importance of women's college, but I think men's colleges foster the same aspects that are so vital at women's colleges.
Eileen. Age: 31.
Pros and Cons of Single-Sex Education
Census Bureaufrom prekindergarten to senior year of high school, male students outnumber female students significantly in public school classrooms: 54 percent to 46 percent in pre-K and 51 percent to 49 percent from first grade to 12th grade. So with the disproportionate stats in the American classroom, is it beneficial to separate the sexes from each other? Much debate has centered around this topic for years. Jefferson Leadership Academies was in the spotlight in when it became the first public middle school in the United States to have entirely single-gender classes.
Charlize. Age: 21.
Should You Attend a Single-Sex College?
At the beginning of the twenty-first century there are only two men's colleges in the United States—Wabash College in Indiana and Deep Springs in California, although there are approximately eighty women's colleges. For all intents and purposes, men's colleges seem to have outlived their function, although women's colleges continue to offer women students a worthwhile postsecondary option. Following a brief history of single-sex education for men and women, this entry explores the characteristics of women's colleges and the outcomes associated with attending these colleges.
The same conclusion cannot be drawn for men, who benefit academically, socially and markedly from co-education. Co-education is beneficial for men, to the detriment of women. The value of single-sex colleges is that they provide the only secular places where women can freely govern themselves.