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

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 The announcement comes as Dartmouth is marking the 50th anniversary of coeducation on its New Hampshire campus. Washington Post, 21 July 2022 Michele Russo, parent of a rising senior and a rising sophomore at Mount Carmel, strongly opposes not only the possibility of coeducation at Mount Carmel, but the way the decision is being made. Kinsey Crowley, Chicago Tribune, 27 June 2022 Over time, those schools and others introduced coeducation and recruited Black students and other underrepresented minorities, as well as international students. Angel B. Pérez, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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First Known Use of coeducation

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Coeducation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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