Wilson College looks to boost enrollment by going fully co-educational in 2014

Dive Summary:

  • Pennsylvania's Wilson College will become fully co-educational when it begins admitting male residential students in 2014, and the liberal arts school will drop its age restriction for male commuter students in the fall semester of this year.
  • Currently, around 11.7% of the school's students are male, as its previous policy allowed male students to attend the school as commuters if they were the child of a staff member or at least 22 years old.
  • The school hopes the change will help boost enrollment, and additional measures planned to assist with that include tuition reduction, a student loan buyback program, new academic programs and facility improvements.

From the article:

Wilson College officials said the liberal arts school in Chambersburg would begin enrolling male students without an age restriction as commuter students in the fall of this year, and in fall 2014 will admit male residential students. Wilson currently allows men to be commuter students if they are children of staff or at least 22 years old. About 11.7 percent of students are male. ...

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