South Bend Tribune | August 3, 2015
Saint Mary's College, a 171-year-old Roman Catholic women's college, is opening its doors to men as it starts enrolling graduate students for the first time in more than 40 years.
Mike Durham of St. Louis is one of four men to enroll so far. He and his wife, Lisa, arrived Friday to begin orientation as master's degree students in the data science program, which will be taught primarily online.
"I work full time. We have a small child. With this program, we'll both be able to participate in the classes," Mike Durham told the South Bend Tribune.
Saint Mary's will remain a predominantly women's residential undergraduate college, but is allowing men in for graduate programs because of federal regulations. The college announced two years ago it would begin offering graduate degree programs.