WASHINGTON, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
WOMEN'S STATE COLLEGE
Profile America — Monday, March 13th. The first state college for women was created this month in 1884 in Mississippi. Known as the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College, classes opened in the fall of the next year on the campus of a former college in Columbus. Now called the Mississippi University for Women, it is ranked as one of the top schools in the annual list of "America's Best Colleges." The now coed school of nearly 3,000 students has a number its campus buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Across the U.S. today, there are some 19.1 million graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in colleges. Nearly 56 percent are women. That's about 7 percent of the female population over the age of 3. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 2954
Mississippi University for Women/accessed 1/5/2017: http://web3.muw.edu/about-muw
Ranking/accessed 1/5/2017: http://www.muw.edu/about-muw/accolades
Enrollment/accessed 1/5/2017: https://mississippitoday.org/2016/09/09/university-enrollment-hits-all-time-high/
National enrollment/Current Population Survey/table 1 All Races: http://www.census.gov/hhes/school/data/cps/2015/tables.html
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau