Students and Parents

Catholic higher education is a unique path, delivering academic excellence, preparing leaders, and exploring professional and personal responsibility with an emphasis on ethics and social justice.

Graduates report many benefits of higher education, from helping them develop moral principles and leadership skills to preparing for their careers. Whether you are a faithful practitioner of the Catholic tradition or have no affiliation, Catholic higher education is likely to be the best choice for you.

Benefits of Catholic Higher Education

Tradition of academic excellence

Catholic colleges and universities are are among the world's most prestigious learning institutions.

Holistic learning environment

Catholic colleges and universities focus on developing well-rounded graduates who are capable of creative problem-solving.

Values-oriented education

Catholic colleges and universities offer a strong foundation for fostering faith development.



Call to serve

Education for action and service is woven into the core of academics and co-curricular programs.

Diversity of options

U.S. Catholic colleges and universities are diverse in population, geography and offerings.



Find the Right School for You

Find the Catholic college or university that offers the best fit for you. Narrow your selection by searching for specific institutions based on academic, athletic, or geographic criteria. 


Scholarships and Financial Aid


Learn the financial side of attending a Catholic college or university, from terminology to essential forms. By taking the time to understand financial aid, your long-term investment can be more cost efficient.

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"A Catholic college was important to me, as I want to continue to learn about my faith and pursue my relationship with God."

– Kasey Goggins, student at Assumption University and 2019 National CCAA Scholarship recipient