co·​ed·​u·​ca·​tion (ˌ)kō-ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce coeducation (audio)
: the education of both male and female students at the same institution
coeducational adjective
coeducational colleges
coeducationally adverb

Examples of coeducation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1890, moves toward coeducation stoked debates around girls and boys being taught the same curriculum. Kristen Barber, Fortune, 17 Aug. 2023 The group was made up of disgruntled former Princetonians who criticized various changes on campus, including coeducation and the university’s efforts to recruit minorities and public-school graduates. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 28 Aug. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coeducation was in 1850

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“Coeducation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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