On behalf of Mt. St. Mary's College, one of the three women's colleges in the Western United States, I would like to thank Mary Laine Yarber for citing some of the benefits of attending an all-women's college (Education Column, Dec. 17).
Since 1925, Mt. St. Mary's College has been dedicated to the education of women. We experienced a significant increase in our freshman enrollment this fall, an indication that an educational environment which both challenges and supports women is attractive to today's students. Our women's leadership program prepares young women to succeed--and succeed they do. Our graduates are making profound contributions in business, education and health care--more than 40% of our students are majoring in the sciences and 75% of our 1991 science grads are enrolled in graduate school.