Enrollment and Admission Resources

The National CCAA annually commissions research studies by educational consultants and experts from member institutions to help inform our members’ work as enrollment and admission professionals in Catholic higher education. Historically, the studies have demonstrated the value and benefits of Catholic higher education and provide valuable data to direct enrollment and marketing strategies.

National CCAA members use the findings to educate prospective students, parents, and secondary school and independent counselors about the benefits of Catholic higher education. Studies may also be helpful in educating administration and training admission staff.

Findings are shared each year at the National CCAA membership meeting and breakfast at the NACAC conference. Presentations and reports from past years are shared here for the benefit of all National CCAA members.

Recent Presentations

Translating Mission to Market: Understanding the Prospective Undergraduate Mindset

Kim Reid, Principal Analyst, Eduventures, 2018

The Influence of Parents, Radical Hospitality, and the Admissions Process

Brennan McDevitt, Vice President of Recruitment Services, Whiteboard Higher Education, 2016

Past Presentations


Jon McGee, College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University, 2013

Catholic Students, Catholic Institutions and College Choice

Mark Gunty, University of Notre Dame's Office of Institutional Research, 2012

The Values That Matter: Comparative Alumni Research Project

Hardwick-Day, 2006 and 2012

Archived Presentations

Enrollment in Catholic Colleges

Jim Sconing, ACT, 2010

Prospective Students Considering Catholic Colleges

The Lawlor Group, 2008

Financial Aid Research

Kevin Crockett, Noel-Levitz, 2008