The Modern Day
Since the admission of women in 1974, when Jesus was among the first five men's colleges to become co-educational, the College has been among the most academically successful in the University. Three teaching fellows are currently women, including a tutor for women students; and women now comprise between one-third and one-half of the undergraduate body. In 1998, Jesus College gained the highest number of first-class degrees of any college in Oxford. The College has also achieved recent prominence with the appointment of two successive Principals as Vice-Chancellors of the University during periods of critical change: the economic historian Sir John Habakkuk (Principal 1967-1984) in 1973-1977, and the lawyer Sir Peter North (Principal 1984-2005) in 1993-1997.