Tipperary schools among country's top fee paying feeder colleges

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Tipperary schools among country's top fee paying feeder colleges

Cistercian College, Roscrea

Two Tipperary schools are in the top 20 fee paying colleges in the country for sending students to third level education.

According to figures in today's Irish Independent, Cistercian College, Roscrea, had a 100 per cent record in the numbers going to third level.

A total of 31 students sat the Leaving Cert, with 100 per cent going on to further education. 

The majority of the students, eight went to UCD, with six attending Galway-Mayo IT.

Just two years ago the college faced closure but a rallying cry from past-pupils raised enough money to keep it open.

Rockwell College in Cashel comes in at number 14 on the fee paying list, with 88 students sitting the Leaving Cert and 100 per cent going to third level.

The majority of students, 22, later attended UCD, with 10 going to Cork IT.

Also in the top 50 list is Glenstal Abbey in Murroe on the Tipperary / Limerick border, with 45 students sitting the Leaving Cert and 75 per cent of them heading to college.

There was an almost equal split between Dublin universities, with eight going to TCD and seven attending UCD.

Not surprisingly, Roscrea and Rockwell topped the feeder schools in Tipperary, with St Joseph's College, Borrisoleigh in third, with 39 students sitting the Leaving Cert and all attending college.

Being so close to Limerick, the majority, 10, went to UL, while eight students went to Limerick IT.

The full list of Tipperary schools, including numbers who sat the Leaving Cert and the percentage who went on to third level, is:

Cistercian College, Roscrea . . . . 31 students, 100 per cent

Rockwell College, Cashel . . . . 88 students, 100 per cent

St Joseph's, Borrisoleigh . . . . 39 students, 100 per cent

Presentation Secondary, Thurles . . . . 90 students, 100 per cent

Scoil Mhuire, Newport . . . . 69 students, 100 per cent

St Mary's Secondary, Nenagh . . . . 83 students, 95per cent

Scoil Mhuire, Carrick-on-Suir . . . . 62 students, 94 per cent

CBS, Scoil na mBraithre, Nenagh . . . . 80 students, 93 per cent

Vocational School, Borrisokane . . . . 83 students, 90 per cent

The Abbey School CBS, Tipperary . . . . 68 students, 90 per cent

Ursuline Secondary, Thurles . . . . 135 students, 84 per cent

Loreto Secondary, Clonmel . . . . 81, 84 per cent

Community College, Roscrea . . . . 99 students, 79 per cent

St Joseph's College, Newport . . . . 14 students, 79 per cent

CBS Ard Scoil, Clonmel . . . . 143, 77 per cent

Clochar na Toirbhirte, Clonmel . . . . 76 students, 76 per cent

Cashel Community School . . . . 140 students, 74 per cent

St Anne's School, Convent of Mercy, Tipperary . . . . 57 students, 72 per cent

Scoil Ruain, Killenaule . . . . 54 students, 70 per cent

CBS Thurles . . . . 112 students, 72 per cent

St Ailbe's School, Tipperary . . . . 40 students, 68 per cent

Central Technical Institute, Clonmel . . . . 27 students, 67 per cent

Scoil na mBraithre, Carrick-on-Suir . . . . 41 students, 66 per cent

Our Lady's Secondary, Templemore . . . . 87 students, 61 per cent

Colaiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir . . . . 100 students, 59 per cent

Vocational School, Nenagh . . . . 50 students, 56 per cent

Clochar na Toirbhirte, Ballingarry . . . . 40 students, 55 per cent

Vocational School, Thurles . . . . 19 students, 47 per cent

Comeragh College, Carrick-on-Suir . . . . 55 students, 45 per cent

Patrician / Presentation Secondary School, Fethard . . . . 25 students, 36 per cent