University of Holy Cross

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,040
0.847% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,074
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.93%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
87.4%
917 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,120
40.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
36.5%
27 Graduates

About

University of Holy Cross is a higher education institution located in Orleans Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Holy Cross were Registered Nursing (34 degrees awarded), School Counseling & Guidance Services (9 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (9 degrees).

In 2022, 182 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Holy Cross. 83% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (81 degrees), 1.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Holy Cross is $14,040, which is $−14,290 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Holy Cross is $14,040, which is $−14,290 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,074.

In 2022, 62% of undergraduate students attending University of Holy Cross received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,040
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Holy Cross was $14,040. The cost of tuition at University of Holy Cross is $−14,290 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$18,074
2022 Value
7.73%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Holy Cross had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,074. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Holy Cross grew by 7.73%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,376
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Holy Cross was of $9,376 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

62% of undergraduate students at University of Holy Cross received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.06% with respect to 2021, when 66% 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.
1.93%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Holy Cross was 1.93%, which represents 8 out of the 415 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

University of Holy Cross received 917 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 30.5% annual growth. Out of those 917 applicants, 801 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,120 students enrolled at University of Holy Cross in 2022.

University of Holy Cross has an overall enrollment yield of 4.49%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
801
Accepted Out of 917

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Holy Cross was 87.4% (801 admissions from 917 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 75%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 30.5%, while admissions declined by −19.1%..

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Enrollment

University of Holy Cross had a total enrollment of 1,120 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Holy Cross is 452 students and the part-time enrollment is 668. This means that 40.4% of students enrolled at University of Holy Cross are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Holy Cross, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.1% White, 23.9% Black or African American, 8.66% Hispanic or Latino, 3.84% Two or More Races, 2.68% Asian, 0.268% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0893% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Holy Cross in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (18.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (30.1%) and Black or African American Male (6.85%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

40.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Holy Cross in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,120 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Holy Cross is 452 and the part-time enrollment is 668. This means that 40.4% of students enrolled at University of Holy Cross are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2022 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 University of Holy Cross was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), University of Holy Cross had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    393 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    268 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    97 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Holy Cross is 35.1% White, 23.9% Black or African American, 8.66% Hispanic or Latino, 3.84% Two or More Races, 2.68% Asian, 0.268% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0893% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 120 more women than men received degrees from University of Holy Cross. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Holy Cross is white (81 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Holy Cross is Registered Nursing (34 degrees awarded), followed by School Counseling & Guidance Services (9 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (9 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Holy Cross, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (45 degrees awarded), Biology (15 degrees), and Health (80 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Holy Cross are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,766,998 people), Registered nurses (1,557,204 people), Secondary school teachers (557,348 people), Physicians (553,127 people), and Other managers (356,196 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Holy Cross in 2022 are Education (45 degrees awarded), Biology (15 degrees), Health (80 degrees), Psychology (13 degrees), and History (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Holy Cross are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Holy Cross are Education (45 degrees awarded), Biology (15 degrees), Health (80 degrees), Psychology (13 degrees), and History (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of Holy Cross are Elementary & secondary schools (3,399,257 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,184,624 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (779,829 people), Outpatient care centers (509,296 people), and Offices of physicians (457,162 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Holy Cross are Education (45 degrees awarded), Biology (15 degrees), Health (80 degrees), Psychology (13 degrees), and History (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Holy Cross.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 34 degrees awarded
  2. 9 degrees awarded
  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Holy Cross was Registered Nursing with 34 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

31
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
151
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 31 degrees were awarded to men at University of Holy Cross, which is 0.205 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (151).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at University of Holy Cross in Mental Health Counseling, which is 0.368 times less than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at University of Holy Cross in Registered Nursing, which is 16 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from University of Holy Cross completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (63.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Holy Cross is Female and White (63.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    81 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Holy Cross is white (81 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

6.04% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    64 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Holy Cross is white female (64 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (57 degrees).

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Operations

University of Holy Cross has an endowment valued at nearly $22.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−18.1%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, University of Holy Cross had a total salary expenditure of 18.2M. University of Holy Cross employs 31 Assistant professors, 20 Associate professors and 15 Professors. Most academics at University of Holy Cross are Female Assistant professor (22), Female Associate professor (13), and Male Assistant professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Holy Cross are: Office and Administrative Support, with 13 employees, Management, with 10 employees, and Service with 8 employees.

Endowment

$22.7M
2022 Endowment
23.9%
decline from 2021

University of Holy Cross has an endowment valued at about $22.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Holy Cross declined 23.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26.6M 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.9M
2022 Salaries
2.04%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Holy Cross paid a median of $8.9M in salaries, which represents 48.8% of their overall expenditure ($18.2M) and a 2.04% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.79M
Instructional Salaries
69
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Holy Cross paid a total of $4.79M to 69 employees working as instructors, which represents 53.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
13 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Holy Cross were Assistant professor with 31 employees, Associate professor with 20 employees, and Professor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Holy Cross were Office and Administrative Support with 13 employees, Management with 10 employees, and Service with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Holy Cross was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Female Associate professor with 13 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Holy Cross.

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