The new college will be of value to the University academically, says A.N. Whitehead, of Cambridge and London Universities, England. "The chief advantage of admitting women is for the studies of the University as a whole. The great difficulty of higher education is the small numbers attending some of the advanced lectures. If these advanced lectures be dropped, the staff loses its intellectual efficiency, and ultimately the effect is disastrous on those parts of the work for which large classes can be obtained. Also, without the inducement of advanced teaching, able men cannot be tempted into the teaching profession. Now the presence of women by merely increasing the number of students, increases the advanced classes. B.S. Hurlburt, Dean of Harvard College writes," The situation of a college founded as Radcliffe was, in connection with the oldest established institution of this country, with all the resources and traditions of Harvard practically at her command, is infinitely better than that of a college which has to begin, as it were, from the very bottom. I believe that one of the great evils of our American educational system has been the establishment of little colleges in place of the grafting of new colleges upon foundations of established [wot]." Because we are interested in the entire State System of Education from the Common School, through the University, and see in this College for Women only the missing link in the chain, do we advocate a Co-ordinate College, rather than a College at Farmville or elsewhere.
A great saving in expense in the Co-ordinate type of institution, as opposed to the separate college can be shown, we think conclusively, Statistics, taken from figures furnished by the several college authorities, show the cost per student to be as follows: For 4 Separate Colleges for Women, designated as, 1,2,3,4.