Alumnae of women's colleges are nearly twice as likely to give to their alma mater as alumni of coed colleges, according to a recent study by the Women's College Coalition.

The study also found that the average gift from a graduate is 26 percent larger at women's colleges than at coed institutions. In addition, total giving to women's colleges has tripled to $200 million in the past 10 years.In addition to interviews with development directors, data was submitted to the Council for Aid to Education by 51 women's colleges and 354 coed schools.