Women’s Colleges

Women’s Colleges

Below is a comprehensive list of colleges for women in the United States.

Currently, the United States has sixty women’s colleges in twenty-four states. Massachusetts leads the country with eight, with Pennsylvania coming in second with seven.

According to the Women’s College Coalition, graduates of women’s colleges earn an average of $8,000 a year more than women who graduated from coeducational colleges and universities. In addition, they are twice as likely to earn a PhD degree and far more likely to pursue careers in science, math, business and other fields traditionally dominated by males.

Although they represent only 2% of the population of U.S. women with college degrees, graduates of colleges for women represent a third of the women on boards of major American corporations and 20% of the women serving in Congress.

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A cross section of notable graduates of colleges for women includes Madeleine Albright (Wellesley), Hilary Clinton (Wellesley) , Katherine Hepburn (Bryn Mawr), Gloria Steinem (Smith), Pearl S. Buck (Randolph-Macon Woman’s College), Barbara Walters (Sarah Lawrence), Diane Sawyer (Wellesley), Helen Keller (Radcliffe), Margaret Meade (Barnard), Paula Zahn (Stephens), Suzanne Vega (Barnard), and Meryl Streep (Vasser).

Women’s Colleges listed by State

ALABAMA

Judson College

CALIFORNIA

Mills College
Mount St. Mary’s College
Scripps College

COLORADO

Woman’s College of the University of Denver

CONNECTICUT

Hartford College for Women
St. Joseph College

GEORGIA

Agnes Scott College
Brenau University
Spelman College
Wesleyan College

ILLINOIS

Lexington College

INDIANA

St. Mary’s College
St. Mary-of-the-Woods College

KENTUCKY

Midway College

MARYLAND

College of Notre Dame

MASSACHUETTS

Bay Path College
Lesley University
Mount Holyoke College
Pine Manor College
Regis College
Simmons College
Smith College
Wellesley College

MINNESOTA

College of St. Benedict
College of St. Catherine

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi University for Women

MISSOURI

Cottey College
Stephens College

NEBRASKA

College of St. Mary

NEW JERSEY

College of St. Elizabeth
Douglas College of Rutgers University
Georgian Court College

NEW YORK

Barnard College
College of New Rochelle
Russell Sage College

NORTH CAROLINA

Bennett College
Meredith College
Peace College
Salem College

OHIO

Ursuline College

PENNSYLVANIA

Bryn Mawr College
Carlow College
Cedar Crest College
Chatham College
Moore College of Art and Design
Rosemont College
Wilson College

SOUTH CAROLINA

Columbia College
Converse College

TEXAS

Texas Woman’s University

VIRGINIA

Hollins University
Mary Baldwin College
Sweet Briar College

WISCONSIN

Alverno College
Mount Mary College