High schools: 1,205 schools educating 569,395 students.
6,429 total Catholic (elementary/middle and high) schools in the United States.
Other Religious Education
1,739 Catholic schools had waiting lists for admission.
Non-Catholic enrollment was 345,327 or 18.4% of the total enrollment.
30% of all Catholic high schools are single gender and 1.4% of all Catholic elementary schools are single gender.
99.3% of Catholic secondary school students graduate and 85.2% go on to four-year colleges, compared to 44% of public school graduates who go on to a four-year college.
Dioceses with the largest enrollments are: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Brooklyn, St. Louis, Boston and New Orleans.
20 new Catholic schools opened and 96 schools closed or consolidated.
Student Race and Ethnicity
73.3% or 1,377,782 students enrolled in Catholic elementary/middle and secondary schools were Caucasian or white.
5.5% or 102,901 students enrolled in Catholic elementary/middle and secondary schools were Asian.
7.8% or 146,480 students enrolled in Catholic elementary/middle and secondary schools were African American.
6% or 112,767 students enrolled in Catholic elementary/middle and secondary schools were multiracial.
16.8% or 315,610 students enrolled in Catholic elementary/middle and secondary schools were Hispanic/Latino.
Tuition and Costs
Based on the average public school cost of $11,066 per student, Catholic schools provide more than 20 billion dollars a year savings for U.S. taxpayers.
Tuition fees paid by families constitute a portion of the actual per pupil expenses.
The average per pupil tuition in parish elementary schools is $4,400, which is approximately 74.7% of actual costs per pupil of $5,887.
About 91% of elementary schools provide some form of tuition assistance.
The secondary school mean freshman tuition is $9,840, which is about 70.6% of actual costs per pupil of $13,939.
About 85% of secondary schools provide some form of tuition assistance.
The difference between the per pupil cost and the tuition charged is obtained in many ways, primarily through direct subsidy from parish, diocesan or religious congregation resources and from multi-faceted development programs and fundraising activities.
Staffing of Catholic Schools
There are 152,883 total full time equivalent teaching staff in Catholic elementary/middle and secondary schools. The student/teacher ratio is 12:1.
2,470 or 1.7% Sisters
784 or 0.5% Clergy
743 or 0.5% Brothers
115,110 or 75.3% female lay
33,776 or 22% male lay
The larger the number of Latino parishioners, the less likely that community had a shared responsibility for a parish school, according to a 2014 Boston College study.
Catholic schools are less available in areas where the Catholic population has grown the most, mostly due to Hispanics, in the South and the West.
Major initiatives by bishops, superintendents, pastors and principals to provide consistent cultural competency training and financial investments have produced positive results.
The percentage of Latino children enrolled in Catholic schools in the United States has grown from 12.8% to 16% over the last five years.