co·​ed·​u·​ca·​tion | \ (ˌ)kō-ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce coeducation (audio) \

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 How to pronounce coeducation (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective
coeducational colleges
coeducationally adverb

Examples of coeducation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Princeton began coeducation starting in the fall of 1969, according to Princeton Alumni Weekly. Jessica Hill, USA TODAY, 28 Oct. 2020 Only four girls had been elected student body president since the advent of coeducation in 1973. Richard Mcgill Murphy, Town & Country, 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, 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, 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, 1 May 2008 Wesleyan believes very strongly in the principle of coeducation. Shawn R. Beals, Courant Community, 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of coeducation

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Coeducation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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