Friday, November 27, 2015

About  Contact  Join  Donate

Catholic Education Daily

Catholic Education Daily Articles


Catholic College Shuts Down While Faithful Colleges Thrive, Report Finds
A struggling Catholic college in Massachusetts will close its doors next week, raising concerns about the stability of other small, highly tuition-dependent colleges. But a report from The Cardinal Newman Society finds that some small colleges which maintain a strong Catholic identity and promote it to prospective students are doing quite well. 

Marian Court College in Swampscott, Mass., will close at the end of June due to financial difficulties and low enrollment, reports Adam Wilson, managing editor of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. The tuition-dependent College had about 250 students this year and graduated 67 last month, including 41 who were the first to earn four-year bachelor’s degrees after decades of the College providing only two-year associate’s degrees.

Northeast Catholic College Models New Scholarship, Service Program on Bl. Mother Teresa
"The foundation and bedrock of this program is the dignity of every human person, present from conception to natural death, a dignity that comes from having been formed in the image of God," NCC President George Harne said in the College news release.

John Paul the Great Catholic U. Receives Final Accreditation, Aims to ‘Impact Culture for Christ’
JP Catholic continues to become a "world-class University offering degree programs at the intersection of the Creative Arts, Business, and Theology, deeply rooted in a Catholic liberal arts foundation," according to the news release.

Benedictine College Offering Full Scholarships to All National Merit Finalists
Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., recently announced that, as part of its Benedictine 2020 strategic plan, National Merit finalists will now receive full-tuition scholarships to attend the College.

Wyoming Catholic College Abstains from Federal Aid, Cites Preservation of Catholic Mission
Wyoming Catholic College (WCC) in Lander, Wyo., announced today that it will not participate in federal student loan and grant programs. The decision was made following a unanimous vote by the College's board of directors.

Faithful College Leaders Agree, Homeschooling Leads to Success at Catholic Colleges
The experience of these administrators with homeschooled students correlates with a 2013 study which found significant evidence of higher ACT and SAT scores and overall GPAs for homeschooled students who attend a Catholic university.

Thomas More College of Lib. Arts Announces ‘Faith and Reason’ Full Tuition Scholarships
The College began the scholarship competition as a response to an apparent "fissure" between those promoting a solely secular society and those who value its Judeo-Christian roots, TMC President Dr.William Fahey said in the College news release.

Spiritual Formation Should Be Highest Priority in College Search
With the rising tuition costs in recent years, many people have forgotten that a Catholic college education’s true pay-off is in its spiritual impact and formation, argued Tom Hoopes in a recent Aleteia article.

New Aquinas College Nursing Degree Unites Dominican Charism, New Evangelization
Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn., recently reached the next “milestone” in its strategic expansion plan as the Tennessee Board of Education approved the College’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Scott Hahn Recommends Graduate Programs in Theology
Dr. Scott Hahn recently spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society about his recommendations and advice for students considering an advanced degree in theology.

Bishop Flores: Catholic Schools Must Continue Outreach to Underserved, Immigrant Communities
The Church must make a “special, intentional effort” to reach out to underserved communities and to find ways to make Catholic schooling a possibility for them, Bishop Flores, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, stated on Register Radio.

Belmont Abbey Takes Next Step in Providing Affordable, Catholic Education
Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C., recently announced the opening of a new student services center. The new center is the next step in a larger plan to provide an affordable, private, and Catholic education, reported the College.

Thomas Aquinas College Announces Tuition Freeze for Next Academic Year
Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) in Santa Paula, Calif.,recently announced a tuition freeze for the year. The College’s goal is that a TAC education remains a “viable” option for students during “trying economic times,” President Dr. Michael McLean said in the news release.

Univ. of Dallas Celebrates 20 Years of Rome Summer Program for High Schoolers
To celebrate 20 years of high school summer programming in Rome, the University of Dallas will lower the price of its three summer programs for 2015, the University recently reported.

Families Praise ‘Brilliant’ Program Helping Students Get Recruited by Faithful Colleges
“Catholic high school students are enjoying a whole new college search process with ‘Recruit Me,’” reported Aleteia, highlighting the success of the The Cardinal Newman Society’s innovative new Recruit Me project with comments from parents and college admissions directors.

New Nursing Majors to Receive Free Senior Year at University of Mary
The University of Mary (U Mary) in Bismarck, N.D.,recently announced the reception of a $10 million donation from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). The funding, according to the University, will provide scholarship opportunities for students in nursing and other healthcare fields.

Augustine Institute Seeking Catholic Leaders, Offers Full Scholarships for Three Grad Students
The Augustine Institute in Denver, Co., is now accepting applications for the John Paul II Scholarship. The Institute will choose three John Paul II Scholars from the entering class of 2015 who are “faithful, gifted, and vibrant potential leaders,” according to its website.

College of St. Mary Magdalen Extends Free Room and Board Offer to 2015
The College of Saint Mary Magdalen, in Warner, N.H., recently announced that it will extend its “Free Room and Board Initiative” to students enrolling in 2015. The Initiative, which began in April 2014, grants free room and board to freshman and transfer students.

UST-Houston Increases Scholarships to Make ‘Excellent Faith Based Education’ More Affordable
University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston, Tex., will increase its scholarship funds to $14.8 million starting in the fall of 2015, the University recently announced.

New Ave Maria Law Scholarships Available to Grads from Newman Guide Colleges
The Ave Maria School of Law announced new scholarships, beginning for the Summer/Fall 2015 term. “Ave Maria School of Law seeks to admit men and women who are drawn to our distinctive mission of educating lawyers within the Catholic intellectual tradition,” read the news release.

DePaul University Testing 'Queer Peers' Mentorship Program
DePaul University’s LGBTQA Student Services office is piloting a new initiative called “Queer Peers,” according to The DePaulia, in which “newly out students” are connected with current students. The application offers the option to indicate gender-neutral pronouns and interest in activism.

Christendom College Launched Scholarship Matching Program
According to a Christendom press release, students accepted into the College may submit a request asking the scholarship committee to review and match other scholarship offers they have received.

Professor Sees Catholic Mission Conflict in Notre Dame’s ‘Crossroads’ Project
The University of Notre Dame is planning to move forward with its $400 million “Campus Crossroads Project” that would see the iconic University stadium become the “crossroads” of campus, despite a warning that the change would be detrimental to Notre Dame’s Catholic mission.

Colleges in Newman Guide Rank Well with U.S. News and World Report
Colleges recommended in The Newman Guide ranked well in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 edition of Best Colleges. 

Indonesian Student Credits Newman Guide for Helping Find Right College
An Indonesian student at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy (OLSWA) in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, recently credited The Newman Guide for Choosing a Catholic College for introducing him to the Catholic institution.

Faithful Catholic Universities Stand Out from Crowd, Argues Magdalen President
Catholic universities faithful to the Church “are becoming stronger, better known, more recognizable [and] more easily distinguished” from other less faithful Catholic institutions, argued Dr. George Harne, president of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen.

Mount St. Mary’s U., Catholic University Form New Law Program Partnership
Two ­Newman Guide-recommended universities—Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.—recently formed a partnership that will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s and a law degree in six years.

Catholic Identity, Professionalism at Heart of Franciscan’s Newly Accredited Program
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree program at Franciscan University of Steubenville received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) this summer.

Nation’s First Catholic High School for Special Needs Students Set to Open
Efforts are underway to open a new Catholic high school, the first of its kind, for students with special needs.

University of Dallas Receives Top National Ranking for Mathematics Grads
The University of Dallas (UD) in Irving, Tex., recently announced that its mathematics department received the top ranking in a new national study.

Washington Monthly Features Colleges Recommended in Newman Guide
Washington Monthly recently released its rankings of four-year colleges and universities across the nation. This year’s 2014 college guide included many colleges and universities recommend in The Newman Guide.

Univ. St. Thomas in Houston Helps Fund Local Catholic Education
A new program is underway at the University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston to offer the dependents of full-time University employees reduced tuition at Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the University reported.

St. Joseph’s University President and Vice President to Step Down
President Father C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. and vice president John Smithson of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia will step down at the end of the 2014-15 academic year, according to NBC.

Catholic School Forced to Grant Exemption from Liturgies, Retreats
After a series of exchanges between a Catholic-school parent and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District in Ontario, the Ontario Superior Court ruled in April that Notre Dame School in Brampton must exempt a student from taking part in compulsory liturgies and retreats.

Walsh University Forms School of Arts and Sciences
Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, recently formed a new School of Arts and Sciences, the University reported. It is one of three comprehensive schools now found at Walsh.

Grads in Science, Tech, Math to ‘Lead Ethically’, Says President of UST in Houston
The University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston has been rapidly expanding its science, technology, engineering and math programs (STEM), reported the Houston Chronicle last week. The expansion is reportedly a result of both societal need and student demand.

DeSales University Launches New Doctorate in Physical Therapy
DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa., recently announced that it will begin enrolling students in its new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program this fall. The University is now a candidate for accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy in Education.

Catholic Studies Program Founder at UST in Minnesota Retires after 21 Years at Helm
Don Briel, founder of the Catholic Studies department at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn., is retiring after 21 years in charge of the groundbreaking program.

Former Yale Professor Praises Religious, Liberal Arts Colleges over Ivy League
The New Republic recently published an opinion piece by former Yale professor William Deresiewicz, in which he provides a critique of modern Ivy League universities and suggests benefits of attending religious colleges.

Admissions Policy of Catholic School in U.K. Struck Down by Government Office
St. Joseph's reportedly had been granting preferred acceptance to students whose families attended Mass at the affiliated church.

New York Post Praises Thomas Aquinas College’s Financial Aid Program
The New York Post recently highlighted Thomas Aquinas College as one of a few colleges in the country that is “addressing the rising student-debt issue with an innovative use of an old-fashioned concept: work.”

Admissions Officers Meet to Share Best Practices, Strengthen Catholic Identity
“The admissions officers from many Catholic colleges have been meeting regularly via our conference calls for several years, but this is the first time that they were able to meet in person,” said Bob Laird, the director of programs for the Society.

Free Room and Board for Incoming College of St. Mary Magdalen Students
"Now more than ever, young people need a faithful and vibrant Catholic education for the good of the Church and the renewal of our nation," said Dr. George Harne, Magdalen president.

University of Dallas Student Overcomes Obstacles to Teach Theology
"Education goes beyond a degree — it forms your character, who you are as a person... UD has done that for me. I can't even tell you how much I love this school."

Summer Programs Offer Taste of College Life, Engineering at Catholic Univ. of America
“Engineering New Frontiers” is a weeklong camp, the “High School Drama Institute” is a two-week program and “Experiences in Architecture” is a three-week workshop.

Liberal Arts, Great Outdoors Await High School Students at Wyoming Catholic this Summer
Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyo., is offering two summer programs for rising high school juniors and seniors.

‘Experience Christendom College’ Summer High School Program
Described as a “unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and amazingly fun experience,” Christendom College’s summer program for rising high school seniors is open for registration.

College of Saint Mary Magdalen Announces High School Summer Program Dates
Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to spend two weeks at the College of Saint Mary Magdalen in Warner, N.H., this summer.

Augustine Institute Announces Full-Tuition Scholarships for Theology Graduate Students
The three students who are selected to receive the scholarships will be named John Paul II Scholars and will be trained “to make a significant and lasting contribution on the new evangelization.” 

New Jersey Catholic College Will Not Renew Many Faculty Contracts, Enrollment Declining
Mirroring a national trend at many institutions of higher learning, the college, founded by the Felician Sisters in 1923, has seen enrollment decline from 2,400 student to about 2,000 students.

«« First « Previous |1 2 | Last ››



More News Categories




Join Us

Join thousands of Catholic families and individuals standing with The Cardinal Newman Society for faithful Catholic education. Members receive news roundups by email, about weekly.

Start your no-cost membership now!



Our work is possible only through the generosity of countless supporters who share our mission. We have promoted and defended faithful Catholic education for 20 years! Please support our successful work by making a donation today.


Stay Connected

Keep up with the latest developments by joining our social media networks:



Google Plus



Connect on Facebook


Links to News Sites


Links to Blog Sites

Catholic Identity Concerns|Faith in Education|From the Bishops and Vatican|Religious Freedom | Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement
Copyright 2015 by Cardinal Newman Society -- 9720 Capital Ct., Ste. 201, Manassas, VA 20110