Texas Recruitment Program

Catholics make up the largest religious group in Texas, and Texas boasts a growing population, especially of young people, making this state an excellent recruitment location for Catholic colleges and universities. 

About the Tour

The National CCAA has led recruitment tours to Texas since 2014. Each year, the tour includes visits to local, Catholic high schools; a public college fair; and stops in some of the biggest cities in Texas.

The Texas Recruitment Program in fall 2020 has been cancelled. Please check back for more information about future tours as it becomes available. Details about the previous Texas Recruitment Program can be found below. 


Texas 2019


Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 13, 2019


Dallas, San Antonio and Austin


View the tour schedule.*

All college representatives participating in the Texas Recruitment Program must attend every National CCAA-sponsored visit during the tour. The program is promoted with the understanding that all participating schools will be at each event.


$275 per participant

Program cost includes bus transportation for the week; promotion of visit and school to counselors; a public college fair; and counselor gifts. While airfare, hotel and meals are not included, special hotel rates are arranged for participants. 

Tour Team

The tour will be led by Rita Winthrop, Salve Regina University, and  Maira Rodriguez, Marquette University. Please contact the tour coordinators with any questions.


Deadline: Registration for this program is now closed.

Registration is open only to National CCAA member institutions.

Registration is now closed.

*subject to change


What past participants are saying

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"A first-class recruitment tour!"

– Joe Campion, Duquesne University (PA)

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"The Texas recruitment tour is by far one of my favorite trips during fall travel. I am able to network with high school counselors and meet with students, but also get to know awesome admissions representatives from all over the country. Having the opportunity to co-coordinate this program has been incredible and rewarding. I’m so thankful for my National CCAA family."

– Maira Rodriguez, Marquette University (WI)

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"This tour has undoubtedly helped to increase our institutional awareness in a tertiary market. After coordinating and attending the tour for the last five years, we’ve not only seen inquiry and application increases, but more importantly, our relationships with high school counselors and students has also increased, bringing greater recognition of our small New England institution to the students who might find us to be a right fit. We’ve found this trip to be greatly impactful to our overall success and growth in Texas!" "

– Rita Winthrop, Salve Regina University (RI)