NCEA Releases 2022 – 2023 Data Brief on State of Catholic Schools

Catholic school enrollment trends higher for second straight year.

Arlington, VA – The Data Brief: 2022 – 2023 Catholic School Enrollment highlights the most significant findings in the National Catholic Educational Association’s (NCEA) is available now. The full Annual Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment and Staffing will be available by late February to members on the NCEA website. The Data Brief highlights enrollment, school closures, teacher retention, school choice and other important topics around Catholic schools in the United States.

Almost three years after the start of COVID-19, Catholic schools have continued the legacy that has characterized Catholic education: academic excellence, a strong sense of community and faith-filled education for students nationwide. In the 2022 - 2023 school year, Catholic school enrollment has grown (0.3%) to 1,693,493 students in 5,920 schools, continuing the trend of increasing Catholic school enrollment across the nation. Read the full Data Brief on the NCEA website.

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