For 100 years, Sage Colleges’ Troy campus has primarily educated women, but next year, it will officially become co-eduactional.
“Currently our male students can already take classes there. So it’s not a dramatic change, but it is a real change,” explained Christopher Ames, President of Sage Colleges.
Enrollement at the college’s Troy campus has declined.
“One of the things we learned was that 98% of young women graduating from high school say they aren’t interested in a woman’s college,” said Ames. ” So it’s not just about attracting men, it’s about attracting women who might not give us as close a look as the should.
The school is also rebranding its name to the Russell Sage College with campuses in Albany and Troy.
“We really focusing on the idea that we are one single college, which we are,” said Ames.
The school will maintain its dedication to feminism by creating a new women’s institute.
The college will offically become co-ed in 2020.