Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Advantages of a Women’s College

The following information is from the Web site of Columbia College.
  • Students attending women's colleges are generally more engaged and report higher levels of academic challenge than women at coed institutions.
  • Women's college students score higher on active and collaborative learning and student-faculty interaction.
  • Women's colleges create a climate where students are regularly encouraged to realize their potential.
  • Women's college advantages include more female mentors and role models and greater opportunities for leadership roles.
  • Students at women's colleges interact more frequently with faculty both in and outside the classroom.
  • Women at single-gender institutions assume leadership roles on campus and take charge in classroom discussions.
  • Single gender learning environments foster leadership skills that support greater career and personal success later in life.
  • Students at women's colleges report greater gains in self-understanding, including independent learning and collaboration skills.

Located in Columbia, South Carolina, Columbia College is a four-year liberal arts women’s college founded in 1854. The Columbia College experience is known for their women’s leadership development and includes: the 4C’s: Courage, Commitment, Confidence, and Competence.

To learn more about Columbia College, click here.

To learn more about their 4Cs of Leadership Development, click here.

For an overview of Columbia College's programs, click here.

Below is a video created by a Columbia College student.

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