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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Russell Sage College was founded in Troy in 1916 by suffragist Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage, with the guidance of Eliza Kellas, head of the college preparatory Emma Willard School (also located in Troy). Together they founded Russell Sage College as a school of practical arts, one of the very first institutions to offer women the means of economic and social independence through preparation for professional careers.
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Russell Sage College encourages women to take risks, discover their strengths, and apply what they've learned. At Russell Sage, women of all ages and backgrounds gain a strong vision of their own power and potential, becoming women of influence in their careers and communities.