Holy Cross College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,900
3.87% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,829
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10.2%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
93.6%
532 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
447
96.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
39.1%
45 Graduates

About

Holy Cross College is a higher education institution located in St. Joseph County, IN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Holy Cross College were General Business (43 degrees awarded), General Communication (15 degrees), and General Psychology (13 degrees).

In 2019, 198 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Holy Cross College. 40.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 59.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (125 degrees), 3.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Holy Cross College is $30,900, which is $3,620 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Holy Cross College is $30,900, which is $3,620 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,829.

In 2019, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,900
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Holy Cross College was $30,900. The cost of tuition at Holy Cross College is $3,620 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$23,829
2019 Value
2.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Holy Cross College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,829. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Holy Cross College grew by 2.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,097
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Holy Cross College was of $10,097 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 2.73% 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

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Holy Cross College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 8.79% with respect to 2018, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
10.2%
2017 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Holy Cross College was 10.2%, which represents 13 out of the 128 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Holy Cross College received 532 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 10.9% annual decline. Out of those 532 applicants, 498 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.6% acceptance rate.

There were 447 students enrolled at Holy Cross College in 2019, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Holy Cross College has an overall enrollment yield of 38%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
498
Accepted Out of 532

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Holy Cross College was 93.6% (498 admissions from 532 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 88.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −10.9%, while admissions declined by −5.5%.

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SAT Scores

71%
Submission Percentage
132
Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at Holy Cross College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Holy Cross College has a total enrollment of 447 students. The full-time enrollment at Holy Cross College is 430 students and the part-time enrollment is 17. This means that 96.2% of students enrolled at Holy Cross College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Holy Cross College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.5% White, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.26% Black or African American, 5.82% Two or More Races, 1.12% Asian, 0.895% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Holy Cross College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.5%), followed by White Female (23.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.6%). 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

96.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Holy Cross College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 447 students. The full-time enrollment at Holy Cross College is 430 and the part-time enrollment is 17. This means that 96.2% of students enrolled at Holy Cross College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

34%
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 Holy Cross College was 34%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Holy Cross College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    248
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    99
  3. Black or African American
    28

The enrolled student population at Holy Cross College is 55.5% White, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 6.26% Black or African American, 5.82% Two or More Races, 1.12% Asian, 0.895% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 22 students (4.92%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 38 fewer women than men received degrees from Holy Cross College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Holy Cross College is white (125 degrees awarded). There were 3.91 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Holy Cross College is General Business (43 degrees awarded), followed by General Communication (15 degrees) and General Psychology (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Holy Cross College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (8 degrees awarded), History (6 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (98 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Holy Cross College are Other managers (260,309 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (250,966 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (185,769 people), Postsecondary teachers (128,396 people), and Social workers, all other (121,917 people).

The most specialized majors at Holy Cross College are Theology (8 degrees awarded), History (6 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (98 degrees), Communications (15 degrees), and Psychology (13 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 Holy Cross College are Surgeons, Dentists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Holy Cross College are Theology (8 degrees awarded), History (6 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (98 degrees), Communications (15 degrees), and Psychology (13 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 Holy Cross College are Elementary & secondary schools (701,463 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (375,945 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (240,992 people), Computer Systems Design (185,946 people), and Outpatient care centers (168,919 people).

The most specialized majors at Holy Cross College are Theology (8 degrees awarded), History (6 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (98 degrees), Communications (15 degrees), and Psychology (13 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 Holy Cross College.
Most Common
  1. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Holy Cross College was General Business with 43 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

118
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
80
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 118 degrees were awarded to men at Holy Cross College, which is 1.48 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (80).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Holy Cross College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.51 times more than the 39 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 39 degrees were awarded to women at Holy Cross College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.661 times less than the 59 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 32% of students graduating from Holy Cross College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Holy Cross College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (77.8% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    125 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    32 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Holy Cross College is white (125 degrees awarded). There were 3.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

3.03% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    77 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    48 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Holy Cross College is white male (77 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (48 degrees).

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Operations

Holy Cross College has an endowment valued at nearly $6.13M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $296k (4.83%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Holy Cross College had a total salary expenditure of $11.7M. Holy Cross College employs 8 Assistant professors, 6 Associate professors, and 3 Instructors. Most academics at Holy Cross College are Male Assistant professors (5), Male Associate professors(4), and Female Instructors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Holy Cross College are: Management, with 17 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 14 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.13M
2019 Endowment
107%
growth from 2018

Holy Cross College has an endowment valued at about $6.13M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Holy Cross College grew 107% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.6M lower 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. $143k - Federal
  2. $517k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Holy Cross College received $143k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $517k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$4.44M
2019 Salaries
4.52%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Holy Cross College paid a median of $4.44M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($11.7M) and a 4.52% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 18.3% decline from 2017 and a 9.32% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.05M
Instructional Salaries
20
Number of Employees

In 2019, Holy Cross College paid a total of $1.05M to 20 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.7% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
8 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
17 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Holy Cross College were Assistant professor with 8 employees; Associate professor with 6 employees; and Associate professor with 3 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Holy Cross College were Management with 17 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Holy Cross College was Male Assistant professor with 5 employees, Male Associate professor with 4 employees, and Female Instructor with 3 employees.

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

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