The Journal of Catholic Education (formerly Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice) is an open access journal representing Catholic colleges and universities, Catholic education leaders, and scholars from a variety of disciplines who are collectively committed to contributing research and encouraging best practice in Catholic elementary, secondary, and higher education by advancing the field of Catholic educational research.


The Journal of Catholic Education is a refereed, open access, online journal that promotes and disseminates scholarship about the purposes, practices, and issues in Catholic education at all levels.

Governing Board

  • Boston College
  • Catholic University of America
  • Creighton University
  • DePaul University
  • Fordham University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Marquette University
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • Villanova University

Current Issue: Volume 21, Issue 2 (2018)



High School Options and Post-Secondary Student Success: The Catholic School Advantage
David J. Fleming, Stéphane Lavertu, and William Crawford

Focus Section Articles


Teaching in the 21st Century: Perspectives from a Catholic University Partnership
Barbara Stacy Rieckhoff Ph.D., Roxanne Farwick Owens Ph.D., and Brenda Kraber Ed.D.

Education in Practice Articles


A National Study of Regional Catholic School Systems
Nicholas Wolsonovich Dr., Mark Smilaycoff, and Maria Ribera

Book Review