Benefits of attending a Catholic College

May 14, 2015

You’ve decided to go to college, continue your education, and achieve what 70 percent of the U.S. population could only dream of, getting a degree. Attending a college is more than just going to classes, acquiring information and statistics, and earning a degree. Your experience at college will directly affect your opportunities when seeking a career. Attending a college that will instill the spiritual and moral principle in your chosen field of study is important. Here is a list of benefits to look for when making your decision on which Catholic college to attend:

Class Size

Smaller class sizes offer more one-on-one time with professors and other students. They also offer a better environment for learning and understanding course material.

Student Organizations Offered

Participating in student organizations at Catholic colleges allows students to gain social and communication skills, while building lasting relationships. Make sure the college has an organization you would be interested in joining.

Leadership Opportunities

Does the college offer leadership opportunities? Colleges with a smaller community have the added benefit of making more leadership opportunities available.

An Atmosphere of Acceptance and Faith

Attending a Catholic college offers academic excellence with faith based principles and morals as the foundation. Attending a Catholic college that actively supports your spiritual growth will instill faith-based values.

Community Involvement

Participating in the local community actively demonstrates stewardship and has a real impact for those being helped. Check to see if the college is active in the community and has helping the community as part of its mission.

When selecting a college, the question you should ask is: How will the college I attend help shape me into the person I want to be in life – while I earn my degree? Answering this question will help determine which Catholic college best meets your needs.

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