MSIs with the Highest Ratios of Women Students

Today’s Monday Morning MSI Line Up features MSIs whose student populations are comprised primarily of women, along with the programs and initiatives that support them.

1) Clark Atlanta – HBCU

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There are approximately 75% women and 25% men at Clark Atlanta University, and in 1979 Clark launched its Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) program. In spring 2006, the university approved the Women’s and Gender Studies major to empower and educate their students.

2) Howard University – HBCU

 Howard women

The Women’s Health Institute’s (WHI) mission is to improve the health of women through the combination of education, research, prevention programs, and policies across the health sciences enterprise with a strategic focus on eliminating health disparities for diverse women. The campus is 67% women and 33% men.

3) North Carolina Central University – HBCU

NCCU Womens pic

The Women’s Center at NCCU is a safe space for students to receive confidential support and empowers them to work on problems related to women’s leadership, gender equity, and gender-based violence on NCCU’s campus. The campus is 67% women and 33% men.

4) University of Houston – AANAPISI

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The Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC) at the University of Houston hosts events like the Vagina Monologue and offers support to promote gender equity, gender justice, and student achievement at the University of Houston through advocacy, education, empowerment, and support services. The women-to-men ratio at the University of Houston is very close with women at 51% and men at 49%.

5) Spelman University – HBCU

Spelman woman

The Women’s Research and Resource Center is a pioneer in teaching, research, and advocacy, and nurtures Spelman students’ critical thinking about many issues, including human rights, healthcare, and leadership development. Spelman is an all-women’s HBCU that supports their students with a plethora of resources.

*Please note that, as with all of our MSI Line Ups, this list is not meant to be comprehensive. We strive to feature a handful of MSIs here each week to highlight the great work they do. If you’d like more comprehensive data on MSIs, we invite you to check out our research and publications at the Center for Minority Institutions’ website. Thanks!

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