Holy Cross College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,784
3.5% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$20,713
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
9.87%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
82.3%
1,646 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
557
94.4% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
40.2%
49 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 (21 degrees), and General Psychology (11 degrees).

In 2017, 141 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Holy Cross College. 36.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 63.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (106 degrees), 7.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Holy Cross College is $28,784, which is $3,590 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Holy Cross College is $28,784, which is $3,590 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,713.

In 2017, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,784
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Holy Cross College was $28,784. The cost of tuition at Holy Cross College is $3,590 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$20,713
2017 Value
6.53%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Holy Cross College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,713. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Holy Cross College grew by 6.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,578
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Holy Cross College was of $9,578 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 2.81% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Holy Cross College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.14% with respect to 2016, when 88% 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.
9.87%
2016 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Holy Cross College was 9.87%, which represents 15 out of the 152 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Holy Cross College received 1,646 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 131% annual growth. Out of those 1,646 applicants, 1,354 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.3% acceptance rate.

There were 557 students enrolled at Holy Cross College in 2017, and 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Holy Cross College has an overall enrollment yield of 15%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,354
Accepted Out of 1,646

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Holy Cross College was 82.3% (1,354 admissions from 1,646 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 91%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 131%, while admissions grew by 109%.

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SAT Scores

54%
Submission Percentage
111
Scores Submitted

54% of enrolled first-time students at Holy Cross College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Holy Cross College has a total enrollment of 557 students. The full-time enrollment at Holy Cross College is 526 students and the part-time enrollment is 31. This means that 94.4% of students enrolled at Holy Cross College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Holy Cross College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.5% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 10.8% Black or African American, 3.59% Two or More Races, 2.69% Asian, 0.718% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.18% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Holy Cross College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (35.9%), followed by White Female (25.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (6.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Holy Cross College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 557 students. The full-time enrollment at Holy Cross College is 526 and the part-time enrollment is 31. This means that 94.4% of students enrolled at Holy Cross College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

45%
2017 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 45%. 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
    337
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    71
  3. Black or African American
    60

The enrolled student population at Holy Cross College is 60.5% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 10.8% Black or African American, 3.59% Two or More Races, 2.69% Asian, 0.718% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.18% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 39 fewer women than men received degrees from Holy Cross College. The majority of degree recipients at Holy Cross College are white (106 degrees awarded). There were 7.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Holy Cross College is General Business (43 degrees awarded), followed by General Communication (21 degrees) and General Psychology (11 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 (7 degrees awarded), Communications (21 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (47 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 Holy Cross College are Elementary & middle school teachers (338,239 people), Other managers (241,301 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (198,734 people), Postsecondary teachers (126,088 people), and Social workers, all other (117,759 people).

The most specialized majors at Holy Cross College are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Communications (21 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (47 degrees), Psychology (11 degrees), and History (2 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Holy Cross College are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Communications (21 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (47 degrees), Psychology (11 degrees), and History (2 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 (694,192 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (353,602 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (258,685 people), Legal services (176,076 people), and Computer Systems Design (163,204 people).

The most specialized majors at Holy Cross College are Theology (7 degrees awarded), Communications (21 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (47 degrees), Psychology (11 degrees), and History (2 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. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 11 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Holy Cross College was General Business with 43 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 90
  2. 51

In 2017, 90 degrees were awarded to men at Holy Cross College, which is 1.76 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (51).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Holy Cross College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.36 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 14 degrees were awarded to women at Holy Cross College in General Business, which is 0.483 times less than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 14% of students graduating from Holy Cross College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% 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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Holy Cross College is Male and Black or African American (75% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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
    106 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Holy Cross College is white (106 degrees awarded). There were 7.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    72 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    34 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Holy Cross College is white male (72 degrees awarded). There were 2.12 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (34 degrees).

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Operations

Holy Cross College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.06M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $69.7k (3.37%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Holy Cross College had a total salary expenditure of $13.4M. Holy Cross College employs 9 Associate professors, 3 Assistant professors, and 2 Instructors. Most academics at Holy Cross College are Male Associate professors (6), Female Associate professors(3), and Female Assistant professors (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Holy Cross College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 14 employees, Management, with 13 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.06M
2017 Endowment
36.4%
growth from 2016

Holy Cross College has an endowment valued at about $2.06M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Holy Cross College grew 36.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35.1M 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. $165k - Federal
  2. $551k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Holy Cross College received $165k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $551k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.2M
2017 Salaries
9.32%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Holy Cross College paid a median of $5.2M in salaries, which represents 38.7% of their overall expenditure ($13.4M) and a 9.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.5% growth from 2015 and a 9.52% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$837k
Instructional Salaries
16
Number of Employees

In 2017, Holy Cross College paid a total of $837k to 16 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
9 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
14 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Holy Cross College were Associate professor with 9 employees; Assistant professor with 3 employees; and Assistant professor with 2 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Holy Cross College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees; Management with 13 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Holy Cross College was Male Associate professor with 6 employees, Female Associate professor with 3 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 3 employees.

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

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