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Stephens College believes in educating and empowering women of all ages and stages in life.

Stephens believes in the power of a women’s college. Studies have shown that graduates of all-female campuses go on to be more successful than female graduates of co-ed colleges.

One study from the National Survey of Student Engagement and analyzed by the Women's College Coalition compared the experiences of women attending women’s colleges with those of women attending co-educational institutions.

After controlling for both individual and institutional characteristics, the study found both first-year and senior women attending women’s colleges reported higher levels of academic challenge.

Similarly, both seniors and first-year students at women’s colleges scored higher on active and collaborative learning and student-faculty interaction than their counterparts at coeducational institutions. Women’s college students were also more likely to engage in integrative activities that lead to deep learning.

Both first-year and seniors at women’s colleges reported that their campus environment encouraged and supported diverse interactions and an understanding of diversity to a greater degree than women at coeducational schools.

Read more about the report here.

Many women who have become "firsts" attended a women's college. They include:

Stephens is home to the Marshall Lecture Series aimed to stimulate an interest in international affairs and the Women in Civic Leadership Lecture Series highlighting Stephens College alumnae.