Support for single-gender education is also backed by data. The Higher Education Research Institute has reported that single-gender education for girls yields superior academic accomplishment, superior socio-emotional development, improved test scores and better long term indicators for success, as compared with co-ed schooling.
- Girls are 6x more likely to consider a STEM major than peers from co-ed schools.
- Nearly 80% of girls’ school graduates played competitive sports during high school.
- Girls average 15-22% higher score on standardized tests than their peers in co-ed schools.
- 25% of female representatives in Congress are graduates of a girls school (less than 1% of girls in the U.S. attend a single-gender school).
- One third of female corporate board members of Fortune 500 companies are girls’ school graduates.
Statistics from the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, including a 2000 and 2005 study conducted for NCGS by the Goodman Research Group of Cambridge, Massachusetts.