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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Updated Nov. 4, 2022
The following statistics are from Catholic schools in Arkansas. Also available is a map of Catholic schools in Arkansas. If you have questions about this information, please contact the Catholic Schools Office. For national statistics, visit the National Catholic Education Association.
Total Enrollment: 6,451
This includes the enrollment in all 26 Catholic schools in Arkansas.
Makeup of Student Body
Each is provided as a percentage of all students.
Percentage of Students by Ethnicity
Percentage of Students by Race
American Indian/Native Alaskan: 1
Black/African American: 2
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0
Two or more races: 6
White students: 88
Makeup of Professional Staff
There are a total of 591 professional staffers working in Catholic schools. Their status is provided as a percentage of all professional staff.
Tuition Rate for Elementary Schools
Average tuition rate in elementary school for first Catholic child: $4,320.18
Average tuition rate in elementary school for first non-Catholic child: $5,854.68
Tuition Rate for Secondary Schools
This includes St. Joseph School, Conway, Sacred Heart School, Morrilton, Catholic High School, Little Rock, Mount St. Mary Academy, Little Rock and Ozark Catholic Academy, Springdale.
Average Catholic tuition rate of secondary school: $6,668
Average non-Catholic tuition rate of secondary school: $7,502
Oldest Catholic School: Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, established in 1851
Mount St. Mary Academy was part of an effort by Bishop Andrew Byrne to support Catholic settlement in frontier Arkansas. Learn more from the school's website.