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Wilson College votes to expand coeducation across all programs

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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Wilson College's board of trustees voted on Jan. 13 to expand coeducation across all programs.

The board approved a set of recommendations from Wilson President Barbara K. Mistick. 

Under the action approved by the board, Wilson ­College—which has a residential college for women that allows men age 22 and older to attend as commuter students­—will begin enrolling traditional-age male students as commuters in fall 2013.

The college will admit male residential students in fall 2014.

Currently, men make up 11.7 percent of Wilson's overall enrollment.

More details about the initiatives will be announced in the coming weeks.

Jan. 13's vote came as a result of a decision to postpone the decision-making process in Dec. 2012.

Officials reported that enrollment is down, and the school has been looking for ways to overcome a $31 million deficit.

Previously, the Franklin County liberal arts school was one of 47 women's colleges in the country.

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