Founded in 1901, Texas Woman’s has evolved into a major university with campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston. With a legacy in health-related professions and more than half of current graduates earning a health-related degree, TWU is a significant economic driver for North Texas. The university offers a comprehensive catalog of academic studies, including baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing, health professions, education, business and the arts and sciences. The university pioneered distance education and has been recognized as a leader in delivering online instruction.
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As the nation’s largest university primarily for women, Texas Woman’s University prepares students for positions of leadership and service in a global society. In 2020, TWU was tied for fifth most diverse institution in the nation and first in Texas by U.S. News & World Report. The university produces graduates who lead personally and professionally fulfilling lives, and it is committed to transformational learning, discovery and service in an inclusive environment that embraces diversity, inspires excellence and has a pioneering spirit.
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Simmons College was founded in 1899 by Boston businessman John Simmons, who had a revolutionary idea — that women should be able to earn independent livelihoods and lead meaningful lives. It was this same spirit of inclusion and empowerment that produced the first African-American Simmons graduate in 1914, and made Simmons one of the only private colleges that did not impose admission quotas on Jewish students during the first half of the 1900s.
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Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons is a private university, home to a respected women’s undergraduate program and coeducational graduate programs in fields that advance the common good. Simmons has established a model of higher education that other colleges and universities are only recently beginning to adapt: the combination of education for leadership in high-demand professional fields with the intellectual foundation of the liberal arts. The result is a Simmons graduate prepared not only to work, but to lead in professional, civic, and personal life - a vision of empowerment that Simmons calls preparation for life’s work.