1890 Women's Colleges Division A and B Dataset

Division A

1890 Women's Colleges Division A

Note: Between 1887 and 1910, the Bureau of Education categorized women’s institutions as Division A or Division B. The Bureau described Division A institutions as “essentially collegiate…making more or less provision for the distinctive studies of the college curriculum” in contrast to the Division B schools that featured some collegiate courses alongside primary and preparatory training. Division A colleges tended to boast more substantial libraries, equipment, and endowments.

Source: “Division A – Statistics of Colleges for Women for 1890-91,” United States Department of the Interior, Report of the Commissioner of Education, vol. 2 (Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1894), 1414.

Division B

1890 Women's Colleges Division B

Note: Between 1887 and 1910, the Bureau of Education categorized women’s institutions as Division A or Division B. The Bureau described Division A institutions as “essentially collegiate…making more or less provision for the distinctive studies of the college curriculum” in contrast to the Division B schools that featured some collegiate courses alongside primary and preparatory training. Division A colleges tended to boast more substantial libraries, equipment, and endowments.

Source: "Division B, statistics of colleges for women for 1890-91," United States Department of the Interior, Report of the Commissioner of Education, vol. 2 (Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1894), 1415 – 1421.