Our Boosters are matching gifts up to $45,000. We have $32,467 to go. Your gift today will count twice!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

14 Catholic colleges fail fiscal responsibility test

Catholic World News - August 17, 2010

319 of the nation’s postsecondary schools, 14 of them Catholic, have failed the US Department of Education’s fiscal responsibility test for 2008-09. Four of the schools-- Ave Maria School of Law, Belmont Abbey College, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, and the University of St. Thomas in Houston-- have been praised by the Cardinal Newman Society for their efforts to promote a strong Catholic identity. (Ave Maria University, unlike Ave Maria School of Law, passed the test with the highest possible rating.)

The other Catholic colleges that failed the test are the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Brescia University, Newman University, University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein), Dominican University, Rockhurst University, Chestnut Hill College, Rosemont College, Wheeling Jesuit University, and the Dominican College of Blauvelt. [Note: An earlier version of this story, relying on a Catholic News Service blog post that proved to be inaccurate and has since been corrected, included two other colleges.]

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($117,141 to go):
$150,000.00 $32,858.98
78% 22%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: kmbold - Aug. 17, 2010 8:09 PM ET USA

    No surprise at Brescia. The leftist remnant of the Ursuline order at Brescia in Kentucky are probably expecting a bailout.

  • Posted by: Catawba01 - Aug. 17, 2010 12:42 PM ET USA

    Adrian College in Michigan is not Catholic -- it is associated with the United Methodist church

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Contentious Spirits, Beware! 6 hours ago
And here's another very old story: the secular media don't understand Catholic affairs October 29
How not to be persuasive October 29
Francis the Man, Francis the Pope October 28
Clarifying what it might mean for a pope to wish to change Catholic doctrine October 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6