Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan

Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan: Facts of the Case

Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan: The Court’s Ruling

At issue in Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan (1982) was whether a state-supported nursing program could deny admission to a male applicant based on his sex. The Supreme Court found the school’s policy unconstitutional and used its decision to develop the standards that it continues to apply in sex discrimination cases.

Karen Miksch

See also Civil Rights Act of 1964; Equal Protection Analysis; Title IX and Sexual Harassment; United States v. Virginia

Legal Citations

  • Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan, 458 U.S. 718 (1982). 
  • Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681. 
  • United States v. Virginia, 518 U.S. 515 (1996).