College of the Holy Cross

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$49,980
3.49% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$27,005
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
1.81%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
39.6%
6,622 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
2,855
99% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
92.3%
693 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 (130 degrees awarded), General Psychology (99 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (89 degrees).

In 2017, 794 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of the Holy Cross. 49.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (571 degrees), 7.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (77 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Holy Cross is $49,980, which is $24,786 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Holy Cross is $49,980, which is $24,786 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,005.

In 2017, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,980
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at College of the Holy Cross was $49,980. The cost of tuition at College of the Holy Cross is $24,786 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$27,005
2017 Value
0.148%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 College of the Holy Cross had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,005. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of College of the Holy Cross grew by 0.148%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,225
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of the Holy Cross was of $13,225 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.74% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 42.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at College of the Holy Cross received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 56% 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.
1.81%
2016 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at College of the Holy Cross was 1.81%, which represents 9 out of the 497 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 6,622 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.06% annual decline. Out of those 6,622 applicants, 2,622 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 39.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,855 students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of the Holy Cross has an overall enrollment yield of 31.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

39.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
2,622
Accepted Out of 6,622

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of the Holy Cross was 39.6% (2,622 admissions from 6,622 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 38.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.06%, while admissions grew by 1.86%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

College of the Holy Cross has a total enrollment of 2,855 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Holy Cross is 2,827 students and the part-time enrollment is 28. This means that 99% 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 70.5% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.76% Asian, 4.45% Black or African American, 3.64% Two or More Races, 0.0701% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0701% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (36.6%), followed by White Female (33.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of the Holy Cross, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,855 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Holy Cross is 2,827 and the part-time enrollment is 28. This means that 99% of students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%
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 College of the Holy Cross was 95%. 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
    2,013
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    291
  3. Asian
    136

The enrolled student population at College of the Holy Cross is 70.5% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.76% Asian, 4.45% Black or African American, 3.64% Two or More Races, 0.0701% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0701% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 90 students (3.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 12 fewer women than men received degrees from College of the Holy Cross. The majority of degree recipients at College of the Holy Cross are white (571 degrees awarded). There were 7.42 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (77 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of the Holy Cross is General Economics (130 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (99 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (89 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 (67 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (68 degrees), and Social Sciences (251 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 (424,904 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (284,992 people), Other managers (274,612 people), Postsecondary teachers (196,896 people), and Chief executives & legislators (123,545 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Language & Linguistics (67 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (68 degrees), Social Sciences (251 degrees), History (39 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees).

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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 College of the Holy Cross are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Language & Linguistics (67 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (68 degrees), Social Sciences (251 degrees), History (39 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 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 (538,327 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (395,880 people), Legal services (333,982 people), Computer Systems Design (223,155 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (199,175 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Language & Linguistics (67 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (68 degrees), Social Sciences (251 degrees), History (39 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 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. 130 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 99 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 89 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of the Holy Cross was General Economics with 130 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 403
  2. 391

In 2017, 403 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Holy Cross, which is 1.03 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (391).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 90 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Holy Cross in General Economics, which is 2.25 times more than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 74 degrees were awarded to women at College of the Holy Cross in General Psychology, which is 2.96 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

89%
100% Completion Time
92%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 89% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of the Holy Cross is Male and Asian (100% 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, 7.22% of graduates (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    571 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    77 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of the Holy Cross is white (571 degrees awarded). There were 7.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (77 degrees).

5.79% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    296 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    275 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of the Holy Cross is white male (296 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (275 degrees).

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Operations

College of the Holy Cross has an endowment valued at nearly $749M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $87.7M (11.7%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, College of the Holy Cross had a total salary expenditure of $176M. College of the Holy Cross employs 94 Professors, 92 Associate professors, and 67 Assistant professors. Most academics at College of the Holy Cross are Male Professors (57), Female Associate professors(50), and Male Associate professors (42).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross are: Service, with 225 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 130 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 109 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$749M
2017 Endowment
10.2%
growth from 2016

College of the Holy Cross has an endowment valued at about $749M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of College of the Holy Cross grew 10.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $712M 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. $1.76M - Federal
  2. $495k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, College of the Holy Cross received $1.76M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $495k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$71.4M
2017 Salaries
3.34%
growth from 2016

In 2017, College of the Holy Cross paid a median of $71.4M in salaries, which represents 40.6% of their overall expenditure ($176M) and a 3.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.68% decline from 2015 and a 5.86% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$27.4M
Instructional Salaries
273
Number of Employees

In 2017, College of the Holy Cross paid a total of $27.4M to 273 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.3% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
94 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
225 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross were Professor with 94 employees; Associate professor with 92 employees; and Associate professor with 67 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross were Service with 225 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 130 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 109 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross was Male Professor with 57 employees, Female Associate professor with 50 employees, and Male Associate professor with 42 employees.

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

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