Catholic school enrollment nationwide, hit by pandemic, is at its lowest in 50 years
Catholic school enrollment figures for the current school year – significantly impacted by the pandemic – dropped 6.4 percent or more than 111,000 students from the previous school year, which is the largest single year decline in almost 50 years.
The National Catholic Educational Association issued highlights from its annual report on school enrollment Feb. 8. The full report, titled “United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools 2020-2021,” will be available Feb. 17.
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