Catholic schools tend to produce graduates who are more civically engaged, more tolerant of diverse views, and more committed to… Read more »
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).
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).