EPE Grad Students Publish Article on Catholic Education

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EPE graduate students Anthony Setari and Renee Setari have just published an article in the Journal of Catholic Education. Please click here to access the article and see below for an abstract:

Trends in Catholic School Minority Enrollment and Higher Education Entrance Over the Recession

By Anthony Setari and Renee Setari


Research has shown that enrollment in Catholic secondary schools has positive outcomes for minority students, including increased enrollment in higher education institutions and higher academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine if minority enrollment in secondary schools altered over the recession. Results of this study suggests that minority enrollment of Black and Hispanic in secondary schools increased over the recession, as well as Black and Hispanic enrollment in higher education institutions. Data limitations make it impossible to confirm the exact enrollment of minority students in higher education institutions and from the establishment of a direct causal relationship.