Catholic Higher Education
Congratulations on joining the rich tradition of Catholic Higher Education. In the United States, the first Catholic university established was Georgetown University in 1789. Today, there are over 250 Catholic higher education insitutions in the US with nearly 700,000 students. Many Catholic colleges and universities are established by a Catholic Religious Order such as the Jesuits, Franciscans, Congregation of Holy Cross, and Dominicans. To varying degrees the values of these religious orders are reflected in the mission and values of these higher education insitutions.
Following are a few links where you can find information on the various different traditions of Catholic higher ed.
Wikipedia Link to a list of Catholic Colleges and Universities categorized in their respective religious order.
Also, here are some great articles discussing Catholic Higher Ed.:
- The Purposes of American Catholic Higher Education: Changes and Challenges
- Enrollment in Catholic Higher Education in the United States: 1980 to 2000
- Catholic Higher Education: the Untold Story
- Themes of Jesuit Higher Education
- The Ten Hallmarks of Benedictine Education