Earn Higher Wages

Graduates of Catholic schools are likely to earn higher wages than public school graduates (Hoxby, 1994; Neal, 1997).

More Likely to Vote

Graduates of Catholic high schools are more likely to vote than public school graduates (Dee, 2005).

Achievement Gains

The poorer and more at-risk a student is, the greater the relative achievement gains in Catholic schools (York, 1996).

Lessened Social Class Effects

Social class effects on educational achievement are significantly lessened in Catholic schools (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993; Greeley, 1982).

Disadvantaged Benefit the Most

The “multiply disadvantaged” benefit most from Catholic schools (Evans & Schwab, 1995; Greeley, 1982; Neal, 1997).

Higher Academic Achievement

Students in Catholic and other private schools demonstrate higher academic achievement than students from similar backgrounds in public schools (Coleman… Read more »

Smaller Achievement Gap

The achievement gap is smaller in faith-based schools (Jeynes, 2007; Marks & Lee, 1989).