Spring is under way, and high-school families with an eye on their child’s future are considering which higher institutions to attend.

In its 2017 Guide to Catholic Colleges and Universities, The Monitor takes a look at what high school seniors are looking for in a Catholic college or university and talks to college seniors preparing for graduation as they reflect on the benefits of having attended a Catholic institution of higher learning.

In addition, read about the partnerships between Catholic universities and high schools in the Diocese, check out the long list of Catholic university and college options, their enrollment numbers and tuition; and read about one local Catholic school basketball star who’s continuing to make a name for himself both on and off the court.