Your membership in the National CCAA is an investment in the successful future of Catholic higher education and in your continued success as an institution that offers the advantages of this education to students.
Benefits of Membership
Membership in the National CCAA can substantially benefit your institution:
An increased online presence
Students and parents regularly visit the National CCAA website as a first stop for researching Catholic higher education, searching for members, and requesting information. Your presence on the site keeps your institution visible in students’ searches for Catholic universities and colleges. Requests for information about your institution through the National CCAA website are shared with you to include in your inquiry pool.
Participation in recruitment programs
Recruitment programs to Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Texas extend your recruitment reach while saving on expenses through group travel. Open only to National CCAA members, these programs connect you with students interested in Catholic higher education and offer networking opportunities.
Attendance at the annual Catholic Colleges Reception at NACAC
The National CCAA Catholic Colleges Reception continues to be the premier gathering at the annual NACAC conference each year. Foster relationships that are crucial to your school’s recruitment and enrollment as you informally network with nearly 1,000 secondary school and independent counselors who are recognized as “friends” of Catholic higher education.
Access to top research in the field
The National CCAA partners with many organizations to provide you with essential research specific to Catholic higher education. This oftentimes includes special presentations at our annual membership meeting where nationally recognized presenters share findings and strategies that can help guide your enrollment decisions.
Access to scholarships for your students
Each year, the National CCAA offers 16 one-time $1,000 National CCAA Scholarships to incoming freshmen attending member institutions. Over 3,000 students apply each year, with many of these applicants accessing information about member colleges and universities in the process.
Partnerships that benefit members
The National CCAA collaborates with organizations that support our mission to be leaders in promoting Catholic higher education. We are an affiliate member of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), sharing our expertise with college presidents through ACCU. We also partner with the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), the organization that sponsors Catholic Schools Week, to contribute valuable advice to school counselors and teachers about encouraging students to consider Catholic higher education. Other partners include the National Hispanic Institute (NHI) and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (ICEA).
"Being a member of the National CCAA allows us to be part of a greater good. Our membership allows us to network and collaborate with peer Catholic institutions and demonstrates our commitment to the values and foundations of Catholic Education."
– Marguerite Lane, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, Molloy College (NY)