Catholic schools by the numbers

| February 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Student in class

The following information from the National Catholic Educational Association about Catholic schools is online at http://www.ncea.org, where full reports may be purchased.

Enrollment

  • Total students for the current academic year: 2,119,341 — 1,507,618 elementary and middle school; 611,723 secondary school.
  • Minority students: 632,590, 29.8 percent of the total.
  • Non-Catholics: 307,875, 14.5 percent of the total.

Schools

  • 7,094 schools: 5,889 elementary; 1,205 secondary.
  • 24 new schools opened; 174 consolidated or closed.
  • 1,797 schools have a waiting list for admission.
  • The student/teacher ratio is 14:1.

Professional staff

  • Full-time equivalent staff: 154,316 — 96.3 percent laity (75.5 percent women; 20.8 percent men) — 3.7 percent religious/clergy (2.7 percent sisters; .5 percent brothers; .5 percent clergy).

Average nationwide tuition

  • Elementary/middle: $3,383.
  • High school: $8,182.

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Category: Catholic Schools Week