95 percent of Pittsburgh-area Catholic high school graduates in 2013 went to college

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The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh today released figures showing that 95 percent of the Class of 2013 graduates of local Catholic high schools are enrolled in college.

Of the 993 graduates, 942 are enrolled in college. Of the remaining 51, eight are in the armed services, 15 are employed or seeking employment, one is undecided and the rest are in career programs.

Twenty-nine percent of the graduates — 284 — went to 40 Catholic colleges or universities, with the largest number of them, 92, selecting Duquesne University.

The college list includes a wide range of institutions, from Community College of Allegheny County to Yale University.

Education writer Eleanor Chute: echute@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1955.

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