Catholic Education (NCEA Website & Lincoln Diocese)
Catholic schools offer academic excellence and faith-filled education for students nationwide. National test scores, high school graduation rates, college attendance and other data show that Catholic schools frequently outperform schools in both the public and private sectors. While some Catholic schools are challenged by declining enrollments and school closures, the good news is that there is a strong demand and enthusiasm for Catholic schools. Thirty-two percent of Catholic schools have waiting lists for admission and new schools are opening across the country. This infographic shares facts and figures about the ongoing excellence and promise of growth represented in our country’s Catholic schools.
Why Catholic Education?
Over 6,500 Catholic schools across the country provide academic excellence and faith-filled education to over 2 million students nationwide. The good news is national test scores; high school graduation rates of 99%; college attendance at 86% and other important data show that Catholic schools frequently outperform schools in both the public and private sectors. Catholic schools are also a gift to the nation and provide $24 billion in tax savings each year.