At the end of the journey that begins in the schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford is another that begins with higher education. A celebrated 100% of Catholic school seniors in the Archdiocese of Hartford graduate, with 99% pursuing further education and training. In this blog, let’s take a look at our graduation rate compared to that of other school systems, as well as which educational paths our graduates take.
The graduation rate from the schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford is 13% higher than that from Connecticut public schools and almost 18% higher than the national average. It is, in fact, even higher than the national Catholic school graduation rate. See the chart below for the most recent data from the US Department of Education and the State of Connecticut websites.
After high school, 99% of our graduates take one of three paths: college, military, or other professional training. The chart below shows the corresponding data.
The next chart shows the breakdown of which type of 4-year college our graduates attend.
Our graduates are so valued that the colleges they apply to award them significant financial incentives to attend. Seniors graduating in 2015 from the nine high schools in the Archdiocese were offered a total of $99,531,528 in scholarship dollars from the colleges to which they applied.
Once they arrive at their chosen provider of further education and then move beyond to their selected careers, students who attend Catholic schools shine in everything they do.
This year's graduates are no exception — we are so proud and cannot wait to see what their futures have in store for them.
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