First Male Graduates at Webster University

Webster University was an all-women's institution until it began to admit men on a limited basis in 1962. Initially men were only allowed to enroll in classes in the arts so it is not surprising that the first two male graduates had degrees in music and art. The first men to graduate from Webster did so in 1964. They were:

[James Ryan]

James Terrance Ryan, Bachelor of Music

[James Ryan]

B. Daniel Coughlin, Bachelor of Arts in Art


Borge, Monica. (2014, April 30). After 50 years, one of Webster's first male grads reflects. The Journal, vol. 67, no. 29, pp. 1, 7. (interview with Jim Ryan) (read the article)
For more information, see our page on Coeducation.

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