For the ninth year in a row, Detroit’s all-male Loyola High School has a 100% acceptance rate into a two-year or four-year college.
Loyola is a Catholic high school in Detroit that according to their website, nurtures a culture of hope and academic success for young men challenged by an urban environment. For the last four years, the school has hosted a “Signing Day” program where students are given the opportunity to announce their commitments to attend various colleges and universities.
This year’s class earned over $1 million in scholarship funds from over 100 reputable institutions. Many of the students are planning to remain in-state and attend schools like Wayne State University and Michigan State University, while others have opted to attend multiple HBCUs and out-of-state schools.
The “Signing Day” program was the culmination of a year-long collaboration between Loyola and the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN). The collaboration has been focused on increasing participation and completion of college preparatory programs among low-income, would be first-generation college students, and students of color in Michigan.
“Every one of these young men has the potential to be a future leader in Detroit, and they have prepared themselves while at Loyola High School,” school President Fr. Mark Luedtke, S.J. told Rolling Out.
We agree! Congratulations to the Loyola High School class of 2019!