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.
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.
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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.
"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 College and 2019 National CCAA Scholarship recipient
Featured Student Profiles
A 2019 graduate of Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, California, Ann attends Creighton University. Her family's history played a part in her decision to enroll.
A 2019 graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School, Cade attends Gonzaga University. He says he ultimately chose Gonzaga because "as a unique school, they were able to make me feel wanted."
A graduate of Boston College High School, DJ attends Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. Many factors went into his decision to attend Le Moyne, including its location, programs, and financial accessibility.
Dylan, a graduate of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Wichita, attends Newman University in Kansas. He chose to attend Newman because he wanted to continue his Catholic education into college.
A 2019 graduate of Papillion South High School, Eddie chose Regis University because of its Denver location, stating, "I was looking to go out of state for college, and I love the outdoors and the city. Denver is the perfect area for both of those."
A 2019 graduate of The Academy of Our Lady of Guam, Jackie attends Chaminade University of Honolulu. She chose Chaminade "because I was looking for a college that would allow me to...actively cultivate both my academic and spiritual growth."
A 2019 graduate of Muhlenberg High School, Janaliz attends Alvernia University. Janaliz decided to attend Alvernia because of the "amazing program they had for occupational therapy."
A 2019 graduate of Politecnico Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes in the Dominican Republic, Johenny attends Assumption College. "I choose to attend Assumption College because I loved the atmosphere I saw when I visited the campus," she says.
John is a 2019 graduate of Joliet Catholic Academy in Joliet, Illinois, and attends the University of Dayton. He says, "When I visited [the University of Dayton], everyone was so welcoming, and I truly felt at home!"
Julian, a 2019 graduate of American School of Guatemala, attends St. Edward's University. Julian will major in business administration and take courses in business law at St. Edward's.
A 2019 graduate of Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut, Justin attends Fordham University. At Fordham, Justin plans on majoring in Film and Television, with future plans of working in either the film or television industry.
A 2019 graduate of Mercy High School in Connecticut, Kasey attends Assumption College. "Just through meeting different people, I could tell that Assumption could be a second home." says Kasey.
A 2019 graduate of Gibault Catholic High School, Mira attends Saint Louis University. She decided on Saint Louis University "because it has a great environment, and I believe that it is the best school to help me pursue my future goals for life."
Natalie is a 2019 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory in Scottsdale and attends Gonzaga University. Natalie's campus visit helped her decide to enroll.
Teresa, a 2019 graduate of Colts Neck High School, attends Alvernia University. She says that her campus visit is what helped her decide to enroll.