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Encyclopedia > Timeline of women's colleges in the United States

This is a timeline of women's colleges in the United States. In higher education, particularly in the United States, a womens college is a college (that is, a primarily undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institution) whose students are exclusively women. ...

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18th century

1770s

Events and Trends For more events, see 18th century United States Declaration of Independence ratified by the Continental Congress (July 4, 1776). ... Salem College is a small, womens liberal arts college located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Catherine IIs soldiers in the Russo-Turkish War, by Alexandre Benois. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ...

19th century

1830s

Events and Trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday Dutch-speaking farmers known as Voortrekkers emigrate northwards from the Cape Colony Croquet invented in Ireland Railroad construction begins in earnest in the United States Egba refugees fleeing the Yoruba civil wars found the city of Abeokuta in south-west Nigeria... LaGrange College is the oldest private college in Georgia (it was founded in 1831), and is located in LaGrange. ... Leopold I 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Wheaton College is a four-year, private liberal arts college with an approximate student body of 1,550. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Wesleyan College is a private, liberal arts womens college located in Macon, Georgia. ... Charles Darwin 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Mount Holyoke College, (founded as Mount Holyoke Female Seminary 8 November 1837), is a liberal arts womens college in South Hadley, Massachusetts. ... | Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Judson College, founded in 1838 in Marion, Alabama (as Judson Female Institute) is the nations fifth oldest womens college. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

1840s

1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... // Overview Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a Catholic, all-female four-year liberal arts college located northeast of West Terre Haute, Indiana, between the Wabash River and the Illinois state line. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Synodical College provided education for young women and was a successor institution to the Fulton Female Academy opened by Rev. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Hollins University is a four-year institution of higher education, a private university located on a 475-acre campus on the border of Roanoke County, Virginia and Botetourt County, Virginia. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Mary Baldwin College is a private four-year womens liberal arts college in Staunton, Virginia. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Saint Marys College is a private Catholic womens college founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... MacMurray College is a liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, Illinois. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ... Midway is an independent, liberal arts college with approximately 1,200 students, offering two and four-year degrees. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Moore College of Art & Design is over 155 years old. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chowan University is a small private university of about 800 students located in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Oread Institute, founded in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1849 by Eli Thayer, was the first all-female college in the United States, and only the second college to admit women (the first being Oberlin). ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Tift College was a private liberal arts womens college located in Forsyth, Georgia. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

1850s

// Events and Trends Technology Production of steel revolutionised by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Science Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species, putting forward the theory of evolution... Mills College is a private womens liberal arts college located in Oakland, California, USA. It has played an important role in modern American music through its post-graduate program in experimental music, and is highly regarded for its English and Education departments. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Introduction Ohio Wesleyan Female College was founded in 1853 in Delaware, Ohio. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... , Ohio Wesleyan University (also Wesleyan or OWU, pronounced oh-WOO) is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Delaware, Ohio. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Andrew College is a private, two-year liberal arts school located a few blocks off the town square in Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia, U.S.. It is associated with the United Methodist Church. ... Elmira College is a coeducational, comprehensive college located geographically in the Southern Tier of New York and just south of the Finger Lakes, a region covered by vineyards and fertile valleys and carved by gorges--the results of ice age after successive ice age gradually leaving its mark on the... Western College for Women was a womens college in Oxford, Ohio between 1855 and 1974. ... Peace College is a small womens liberal arts college located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

1860s

// Events and trends Technology The First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States is built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ... Closeup of the Vassar Main Building Vassar College is a highly selective, private, coeducational liberal arts college situated in Poughkeepsie, New York. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Yale redirects here. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Cedar Crest College is a private liberal arts college for women located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Wells College is located in Aurora, New York. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chatham College is a small (1,200 undergraduate and graduate students) liberal arts college located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanias neighborhood Squirrel Hill . ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Wilson College, founded 1869, is a private, Presbyterian-related womens college located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...

1870s

// Events and Trends Technology The invention of the telephone (1876) by Alexander Graham Bell. ... Wellesley College is a womens liberal arts college that opened in 1875, founded by Henry Fowle Durant and his wife Pauline Fowle Durant. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Also known as Ursine University, it is a school made exclusively for bears, and is one of the few colleges in Ohio offering Christian Studies as a major. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Smith College, located in Northampton, Massachusetts, is the largest womens college in the United States. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Mount Mary College is a Catholic liberal arts college for women, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina is one of two remaining African American womens colleges in the United States. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The College of Notre Dame of Maryland (CND) is an independent, Catholic- affiliated, liberal arts college located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, that primarily serves women students. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Blue Mountain College (BMC) is a private liberal arts college, supported by the Mississippi Baptist Convention, located in the northeasten Mississippi town Blue Mountain. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Brenau University is a private womens university in Gainesville, Georgia that was founded in 1878 as Georgia Baptist Female Seminary, though it has never been affiliated with the Baptist Church. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... Radcliffe College is the historical name of a womens educational institution closely associated with Harvard University. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Harvard University campus (old map) Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is an accredited private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ...

1880s

// Events and Trends Technology Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... Spelman College is a four-year liberal arts womens college in Atlanta, Georgia. ... 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bryn Mawr is also the name of an official neighborhood of the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Goucher College is a co-educational liberal arts college located in the northern Baltimore suburb of Towson, on a 287 acre (1. ... Newcomb College is the womens college of Tulane University founded in the late 19th century by Josephine Louise Newcomb in memory of her daughter. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... Converse College is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Buttrick Hall Looking across the quad McCain Library at dusk Agnes Scott College is a womens liberal arts college in Decatur, Georgia, near Atlanta. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Barnard College, Columbia University, founded in 1889, is an independent college of liberal arts and sciences as well as a womens college, located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, in New York, United States. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...

1890s

The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the Mauve Decade, because William Henry Perkins aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that colour in fashion, and also as the Gay Nineties, under the then-current usage of the word gay which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no... Meredith College is a womens liberal arts college located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Randolph-Macon Womans College is a private liberal arts womens college located on a 100-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Simmons College is a womens college in Boston, Massachusetts. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) is a private Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts college for women. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

20th century

1900s

// Events and trends Technology First flight by the Wright brothers, December 17, 1903. ... Sweet Briar College, a liberal arts college in Sweet Briar, Virginia, is also a womens college. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Skidmore College is a private, four-year college located in Saratoga Springs, New York. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ...

1910s

// Events and trends The 1910s represent the culmination of European militarism which had its beginnings during the second half of the 19th Century. ... Pine Manor College, or PMC, is a private, womens liberal arts college located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Connecticut College is a coeducational, highly selective private liberal arts college located in New London, Connecticut. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Douglass College is the Womens College of Rutgers University. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Emmanuel College is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college located on The Fenway in Boston, Massachusetts. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

1920s

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Social issues of the 1920s. ... For other uses: see Mount St Marys (disambiguation). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sarah Lawrence College is a co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Bronxville and Yonkers, New York, United States. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Scripps College is a small residential womens liberal arts college located in Claremont, California. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

1930s

This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Bennington College is a liberal arts college located in Bennington, Vermont. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...

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