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Catholic Schools Statistics and Background: 2011-2012*

 
Number of Schools Elementary 5,636

Secondary
1,205
Total
6,841

 

Location of Schools Urban Inner City Suburban Rural
Elementary 29.4% 11.3% 37% 22.2%
Secondary 39.6% 10.3% 34.4% 15.8%

 

EnrollmentElementary1,568,016
Secondary624,515
Total2,192,531

 

Minority enrollment
2011-2012
1970
Total
19.3%
10.8%
African-American
7.5%

Multiracial
5.0%

Hispanic/Latin
13.9%
Caucasian
74.2%
Asian
4.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.8%
Native American
1.2%
Unknown
6.5%




Full Time Professional Staff

Elementary100,365

Secondary51,030

Lay96.7%

Religious3.3%

Total
151,395

 

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

Elementary
14:1
Secondary
12:1
National
14:1

 

Average Tuition and Per Pupil Costs
Elementary:Mean parish school tuition: $3,673Per pupil cost: $5,387
Secondary:Mean freshman tuition: $8,182Per pupil cost: $10,228

 

N.B.: Based on public school per pupil cost, Catholic  schools save the nation more than $20  billion dollars a year.

*McDonald, D. &  Schultz, M. (2012).  United States Catholic Elementary  and Secondary Schools 2011-2012:  The  Annual Statistical Report on Schools, Staffing and Enrollment.  Washington, D.C.:  National Catholic Education Association.



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