[ koh-ej-oo-key-shuh-nl ]


  1. educating the sexes jointly at the same institution or in the same classes:

    a coeducational state college.

  2. of or relating to coeducation:

    coeducational programs.

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Other Words From

  • coed·u·cation·al·ism noun
  • coed·u·cation·al·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of coeducational1

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; co- + educational

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Example Sentences

When he attended Marymount Manhattan College it was transitioning from all women to coeducational, and though he was studying technical theater and not acting, he landed all the male leads in the college’s plays.

Unusually for the era, Tuskegee was coeducational from the first.

Speak of coeducational colleges and State Universities; have they advantages over the rest?

Marriages between those who have gone to coeducational colleges appear to have a still higher chance of success.

The college was a coeducational institution, and the boys and girls were in fair measure paired off in congenial fashion.

She was like a girl grind in a coeducational college who determines to head the class and to that devotes all of a sexless energy.

Already coeducational colleges incline to more careful leadership for their girls.


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