ERIC Number: ED380871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Balance Sheet for Catholic Elementary Schools: 1993 Income and Expenses.
Kealey, Robert J.
This document provides findings of a National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) survey of Catholic elementary school finances for the school year 1992-93. The survey of 1,028 Catholic elementary schools (out of a total of 7,174) elicited returns from 619 schools, a 60 percent response rate. The sample represents almost 9 percent of all Catholic elementary schools in the United States. The survey gathered information on average administrator and personnel salaries, amount per student spent on instructional materials, the average tuition for various programs, tuition assistance, and average per-pupil cost. Findings indicate that the largest burden of educating the students was borne by children's parents through their tuition payments. The parish community provided additional support. The average tuition charged for the first child of a family in the parish was $1,152. Eighty-eight percent of the schools had a tuition scale for families with more than one child attending the school. Seventy-five percent of the schools had some form of tuition assistance. Ninety percent of the schools received a parish subsidy, and 37 percent had an endowment program. The average per-pupil cost was $2,044. Twenty-eight exhibits are included. Appendices contain a copy of the survey and followup letter and a list of responding schools. (LMI)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Finance, Elementary Education, Expenditure per Student, Financial Support, Private Financial Support, School Statistics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Teacher Salaries, Tuition
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.