1895-96 Women's Colleges A and B Dataset

Division A

1895-96 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: “Table 9.— Statistics of colleges for women, Division A,” United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education, Report of the Commissioner of Education for the Year 1895–96, v. 2 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1897), 1994 – 1995.

Division B

1895-96 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: “Table 10.— Statistics of colleges for women, Division B,” United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education, Report of the Commissioner of Education for the Year 1895–96, v. 2 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1897), 1996 – 2003.