[note above top line] No where in the world such a thing as a University for women.
has never emerged as a college, and Mississippi's is not yet standard after 30 years of life. Must Virginia attempt what 46 other states have not found [illegible] [or?] practical
(2) If a state founds an inadequate separate women's college, coeducation follows inevitably in the state university for men. This happened in Mississippi. The University of Mississippi has been more and more thrown open to women since the founding of state college for women. The women have a right to the best at the hands of the state, and when they get a [adequate?] substitute they will be satisfied. Do we wish to make the University of Virginia coeducational?
(3) A careful study of separate colleges for women of the highest grade (all private) shows that standard is tremendously costly. In fact the cost of establishment and maintenance, and particularly the cost of academic salaries has been so large as to be absolutely beyond the means of the state of Virginia. Statistics show that in most cases it costs these colleges more than twice as much to educate each of its students as the student pays, even though tuition fees have been steadily raised in the past ten years. These colleges are therefore dependent for their very existence upon private gifts and endowments. Virginia's college would receive no tuition fees from Virginia students, thus putting [on some? ever more?] larger burden on the state. Could the state be saddled with an institution which it could not possibly maintain? This makes charge to students out of much of average.
(4) Virginia is far from being a rich state. In fact the resources at its disposal are so slender that it can only partially support its famous university for men. Only 1/4 of the amount necessary for the support of the University is furnished by the state, i,e. less than $100,000 of the necessary $300000 comes from the state treasury. If the state cannot wholly support a university for men, how could it hope to build a wholly support new separate college from women?
(5) Another 1/3 of the sum necessary for this support of the University comes from private endowments. As a general thing state institutions have no endowments & can attract none. The public naturally considers that a state should look after its own institutions. The University is fortunately an exception to this very general rule. It has attracted endowment because it is Jefferson's University and because of its peculiarly strategic position with relation to Southern education. Is it not possible to place the woman's college so that it may be able to attract endowment? Should not the Women's College be so placed as to share this premises of attracting endowment?
(6) The last 1/3 of the resources of the University comes for the tuition fees from students attracted to it from outside the state by its fine tradition and its extra high standard. Women from outside the state do not choose a struggling separate col- [college]
[marginal note next to (3)] est sep V.C.college [marginal note next to (4)] McGuire $250,000 Va. Tech. 28th '16 [illegible] No endowment w state [units?] Meg. T.D Feb 21