About Contact Join Donate
September 15, 2012, at 11:10 AM
By CNS Staff |
Does the future outlook for Catholic higher education, at least at those colleges and universities that have compromised their distinctive Catholic identity, include shrinking enrollments?
The all-women’s College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota is astonishing observers with its desperate plan to stay financially viable, according to Inside Higher Education. While other colleges are offering tuition incentives to increase enrollments, the College of Saint Benedict is slowly but deliberately reducing the size of its student body to increase the portion of paying students and increase selectivity in its admissions process.
Since 2008, enrollment has reportedly declined three percent, and net revenue per student has jumped 14 percent.
Catholic Education Daily is an online publication of The Cardinal Newman Society. Click here for email updates and free online membership with The Cardinal Newman Society.
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.
Keep up with the latest developments by joining our social media networks: