co·​ed·​u·​ca·​tion | \(ˌ)kō-ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of coeducation 

: the education of both male and female students at the same institution

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Other Words from coeducation

coeducational \ (ˌ)kō-​ˌe-​jə-​ˈkā-​shnəl , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective
coeducational colleges
coeducationally adverb

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Only four girls had been elected student body president since the advent of coeducation in 1973. Richard Mcgill Murphy, Town & Country, "How John Palfrey Is Bringing America's Most Elite Boarding School Into the Digital Age," 7 July 2015 In both places, coeducation is the norm—and the gender gap in math and science scores is small to nonexistent. Amanda Ripley, The Atlantic, "Boys Are Not Defective," 21 Sep. 2017 Attorney Richard J. Buturla said DKE tried to comply with Wesleyan's request despite its opposition to the coeducation mandate. Shawn R. Beals, Courant Community, "DKE Wins Claim Against Wesleyan In Trial Over Fraternity House Closure," 15 June 2017 Ever the innovator, Kemeny served as president of Dartmouth, 1970-81, introducing coeducation to the school in 1972 after more than two centuries of all-male enrollment. Randy Alfred, WIRED, "May 1, 1964: First Basic Program Runs," 1 May 2008 Wesleyan believes very strongly in the principle of coeducation. Shawn R. Beals, Courant Community, "DKE Wins Claim Against Wesleyan In Trial Over Fraternity House Closure," 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of coeducation

1850, in the meaning defined above

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