University of Holy Cross

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,960
0.108% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,324
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.96%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
32.4%
1,581 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,102
48.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
50%
27 Graduates

About

University of Holy Cross is a higher education institution located in Orleans Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Holy Cross were Registered Nursing (36 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (7 degrees), and General Health & Wellness (7 degrees).

In 2019, 208 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Holy Cross. 85.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 14.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (92 degrees), 1.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (71 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Holy Cross is $12,960, which is $−14,320 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Holy Cross is $12,960, which is $−14,320 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,324.

In 2019, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,960
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Holy Cross was $12,960. The cost of tuition at University of Holy Cross is $−14,320 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$14,324
2019 Value
11.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Holy Cross had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,324. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Holy Cross grew by 11.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,103
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Holy Cross was of $12,103 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 33.4% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.56% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at University of Holy Cross received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 7.02% with respect to 2018, when 57% 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.
7.96%
2017 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Holy Cross was 7.96%, which represents 32 out of the 402 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 1,581 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 23.3% annual decline. Out of those 1,581 applicants, 513 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 32.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,102 students enrolled at University of Holy Cross in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Holy Cross has an overall enrollment yield of 12.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

32.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
513
Accepted Out of 1,581

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Holy Cross was 32.4% (513 admissions from 1,581 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 35.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −23.3%, while admissions declined by −29.5%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of Holy Cross in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Holy Cross has a total enrollment of 1,102 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Holy Cross is 534 students and the part-time enrollment is 568. This means that 48.5% 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 44.6% White, 32.4% Black or African American, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.54% Two or More Races, 2.99% Asian, 0.454% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0907% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Holy Cross in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (22.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (37.5%), followed by White Female (27.6%) and White Male (9.87%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Holy Cross, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,102 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Holy Cross is 534 and the part-time enrollment is 568. This means that 48.5% of students enrolled at University of Holy Cross are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 University of Holy Cross was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
  1. White
    491
  2. Black or African American
    357
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    127

The enrolled student population at University of Holy Cross is 44.6% White, 32.4% Black or African American, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.54% Two or More Races, 2.99% Asian, 0.454% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0907% 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.

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Graduates

In 2019, 148 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 (92 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (71 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Holy Cross is Registered Nursing (36 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (7 degrees) and General Health & Wellness (7 degrees).

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 (64 degrees awarded), English (6 degrees), and Health (83 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 University of Holy Cross are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,583,055 people), Registered nurses (1,486,120 people), Secondary school teachers (587,766 people), Physicians (501,552 people), and Education administrators (313,716 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Holy Cross are Education (64 degrees awarded), English (6 degrees), Health (83 degrees), Biology (13 degrees), and Theology (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 University of Holy Cross are Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at University of Holy Cross are Education (64 degrees awarded), English (6 degrees), Health (83 degrees), Biology (13 degrees), and Theology (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 University of Holy Cross are Elementary & secondary schools (3,109,448 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,960,555 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (687,035 people), Offices of physicians (439,724 people), and Outpatient care centers (349,146 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Holy Cross are Education (64 degrees awarded), English (6 degrees), Health (83 degrees), Biology (13 degrees), and Theology (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 University of Holy Cross.
Most Common
  1. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 7 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 7 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Holy Cross was Registered Nursing with 36 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

30
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
178
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 30 degrees were awarded to men at University of Holy Cross, which is 0.169 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (178).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 5 degrees were awarded to men at University of Holy Cross in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.25 times less than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 32 degrees were awarded to women at University of Holy Cross in Registered Nursing, which is 8 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 13% 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, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Holy Cross is Female 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, 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
    92 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    71 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Holy Cross is white (92 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (71 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 Female
    74 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    65 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Holy Cross is white female (74 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (65 degrees).

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Operations

University of Holy Cross has an endowment valued at nearly $31.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.97M (6.34%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, University of Holy Cross had a total salary expenditure of $18.4M. University of Holy Cross employs 31 Assistant professors, 19 Professors, and 18 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Holy Cross are Female Assistant professors (22), Female Associate professors(11), and Female Professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Holy Cross are: Management, with 19 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 19 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$31.1M
2019 Endowment
1.69%
growth from 2018

University of Holy Cross has an endowment valued at about $31.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Holy Cross grew 1.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.61M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $9.34k - Federal
  2. $97k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Holy Cross received $9.34k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $97k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.34M
2019 Salaries
11%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Holy Cross paid a median of $9.34M in salaries, which represents 50.8% of their overall expenditure ($18.4M) and a 11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.93% growth from 2017 and a 12.2% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.51M
Instructional Salaries
69
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Holy Cross paid a total of $4.51M to 69 employees working as instructors, which represents 48.3% 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
31 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Holy Cross were Assistant professor with 31 employees; Professor with 19 employees; and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Holy Cross were Management with 19 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Holy Cross was Female Assistant professor with 22 employees, Female Associate professor with 11 employees, and Female Professor with 10 employees.

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

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