College of the Holy Cross

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$54,050
3.74% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$34,627
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
0.569%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
34.2%
7,200 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,963
98.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
91.6%
699 Graduates

About

College of the Holy Cross is a higher education institution located in Worcester County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of the Holy Cross were General Economics (120 degrees awarded), General Psychology (107 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (82 degrees).

In 2019, 848 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of the Holy Cross. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (596 degrees), 8.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (73 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Holy Cross is $54,050, which is $26,770 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Holy Cross is $54,050, which is $26,770 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,627.

In 2019, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$54,050
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at College of the Holy Cross was $54,050. The cost of tuition at College of the Holy Cross is $26,770 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$34,627
2019 Value
19.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 College of the Holy Cross had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,627. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of College of the Holy Cross grew by 19.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,520
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of the Holy Cross was of $14,520 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.06% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at College of the Holy Cross received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 10.7% with respect to 2018, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.569%
2017 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at College of the Holy Cross was 0.569%, which represents 3 out of the 527 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

College of the Holy Cross received 7,200 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.07% annual growth. Out of those 7,200 applicants, 2,464 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 34.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,963 students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross in 2019, and 44% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of the Holy Cross has an overall enrollment yield of 33.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

34.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,464
Accepted Out of 7,200

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of the Holy Cross was 34.2% (2,464 admissions from 7,200 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 38%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.07%, while admissions declined by −8.09%.

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SAT Scores

44%
Submission Percentage
366
Scores Submitted

44% of enrolled first-time students at College of the Holy Cross in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

College of the Holy Cross has a total enrollment of 2,963 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Holy Cross is 2,931 students and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of the Holy Cross, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.7% White, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.79% Black or African American, 4.35% Asian, 3.34% Two or More Races, 0.0675% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0337% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.1%), followed by White Female (34.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of the Holy Cross, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,963 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Holy Cross is 2,931 and the part-time enrollment is 32. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at College of the Holy Cross was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), College of the Holy Cross had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,066
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    330
  3. Black or African American
    142

The enrolled student population at College of the Holy Cross is 69.7% White, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.79% Black or African American, 4.35% Asian, 3.34% Two or More Races, 0.0675% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0337% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 97 students (3.27%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 72 more women than men received degrees from College of the Holy Cross. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of the Holy Cross is white (596 degrees awarded). There were 8.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (73 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of the Holy Cross is General Economics (120 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (107 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (82 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at College of the Holy Cross, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (71 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees), and History (44 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (485,417 people), Other managers (317,804 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (245,700 people), Postsecondary teachers (229,342 people), and Secondary school teachers (185,232 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Language & Linguistics (71 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees), History (44 degrees), Social Sciences (243 degrees), and English (67 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Language & Linguistics (71 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees), History (44 degrees), Social Sciences (243 degrees), and English (67 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Elementary & secondary schools (646,957 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (470,173 people), Legal services (379,075 people), Computer Systems Design (240,722 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (220,881 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Language & Linguistics (71 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees), History (44 degrees), Social Sciences (243 degrees), and English (67 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by College of the Holy Cross.
Most Common
  1. 120 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 107 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 82 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of the Holy Cross was General Economics with 120 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

388
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
460
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 388 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Holy Cross, which is 0.843 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (460).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 90 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Holy Cross in General Economics, which is 3 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 84 degrees were awarded to women at College of the Holy Cross in General Psychology, which is 3.65 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

91%
100% Completion Time
92%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 91% of students graduating from College of the Holy Cross completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 92% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 92% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of the Holy Cross is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.87% of graduates (48 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    596 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    73 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of the Holy Cross is white (596 degrees awarded). There were 8.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (73 degrees).

5.19% of degree recipients (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    306 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    290 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of the Holy Cross is white female (306 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (290 degrees).

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Operations

College of the Holy Cross has an endowment valued at nearly $786M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $24.9M (3.17%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, College of the Holy Cross had a total salary expenditure of $192M. College of the Holy Cross employs 102 Professors, 91 Associate professors, and 76 Assistant professors. Most academics at College of the Holy Cross are Male Professors (58), Male Associate professors(49), and Female Professors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross are: Service, with 236 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 126 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 120 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$786M
2019 Endowment
0.338%
growth from 2018

College of the Holy Cross has an endowment valued at about $786M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of College of the Holy Cross grew 0.338% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $745M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.57M - Federal
  2. $478k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, College of the Holy Cross received $1.57M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $478k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$77M
2019 Salaries
4.93%
growth from 2018

In 2019, College of the Holy Cross paid a median of $77M in salaries, which represents 40.2% of their overall expenditure ($192M) and a 4.93% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.78% growth from 2017 and a 3.34% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.4M
Instructional Salaries
296
Number of Employees

In 2019, College of the Holy Cross paid a total of $30.4M to 296 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
102 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
236 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross were Professor with 102 employees; Associate professor with 91 employees; and Associate professor with 76 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross were Service with 236 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 126 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 120 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross was Male Professor with 58 employees, Male Associate professor with 49 employees, and Female Professor with 44 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at College of the Holy Cross.

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