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Official Website of the
Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Updated Oct. 21, 2021
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: 6,320
This includes the enrollment in all 26 Catholic schools in Arkansas.
Makeup of Student Body
Each is provided as a percentage of all students. (*Hispanic is not considered a race but an ethnic group.)
Makeup of Professional Staff
There are a total of 605 professional staffers working in Catholic schools. Their status is provided as a percentage of all professional staff.
Average Annual Cost of Educating One Child in Elementary School: $6,532
The following shows the difference between the cost and tuition fees in Catholic elementary schools.
Average Annual Cost of Educating One Child in Secondary School: $9,864
The following shows the difference between the cost and tuition fees in Catholic secondary schools. These averages include the rates from St. Joseph School in Conway, Sacred Heart School in Morrilton, Catholic High School in Little Rock, Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock and Ozark Catholic Academy in Springdale.
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.