1899 copyrighted text. Title page states this Department of Education text is for the United States Commission to the Paris Exposition of 1900. The author is credited as President of Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. A study of higher education of women in the United States based on the past thirty years which finds that women's education is primarily to train mental faculties and only secondarily to provide professional or special education to equip women to be self-supporting. Includes sections on coeducation, independent colleges for women, professional education (including graduate instruction), occupations of college women, coeducation versus separate education, and curriculum. Graphs and tables are included to illustrate statistics. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete 40 page text.