ERIC Number: ED410690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Balance Sheet for Catholic Elementary Schools: 1995 Income and Expenses.
Kealey, Robert J.
Since the 1969-70 school year, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) has published statistical reports on Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the United States. This report presents findings of a survey of Catholic elementary school finances for the 1994-95 school year. A questionnaire mailed to 1,012 Catholic elementary schools elicited 587 usable responses, a 60 percent response rate, or 8 percent of all Catholic elementary schools in the United States. The report provides information about school demographics, income, expenses, principal and teacher salaries, and special programs. Some highlights include the following: The average tuition charged for the first child of a family in the parish was $1,303. Eighty-seven percent of the schools had a tuition scale for families with more than one child attending the school. Eighty-two percent of the schools had some form of tuition assistance. The average per-pupil cost was $2,145. Fifty-six percent of the per-pupil cost was covered by payments received for the tuition and fees charged. The average salary for all teachers with bachelors degrees and higher was $20,716. Fifty-six percent of the schools had an extended program. Twenty-six 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, Elementary Schools, Expenditure per Student, Expenditures, Income, Private Financial Support, Salaries, School Demography, School Surveys, Teacher Salaries, Tuition
National Catholic Educational Association, 1077 30th Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC. Dept. of Elementary Schools.