- Thomas Aquinas College - with over 11% of its student graduates seeking religious life since its founding in 1971
- Magdalen College - close behind with 10% in 35 years of existence.
- Other successful academic institutions are Christendom College , the Franciscan University of Steubenville and Ave Maria University.
"Faithful" colleges support and encourage vocations to religious life
The Cardinal Newman Society's "The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College" reports that some faithful colleges do an excellent job of helping to guide young persons considering religious vocations. Some colleges particularly mentioned in a recent Catholic.org article are: