College of the Holy Cross

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$48,295

3.75% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$26,965

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

0.213%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

38.5%

6,693 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,720

98.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

91.6%

666 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 (140 degrees awarded), General Psychology (108 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (77 degrees).

In 2016, 810 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of the Holy Cross. 49.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (579 degrees), 6.66 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (87 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Holy Cross is $48,295, which is $23,880 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Holy Cross is $48,295, which is $23,880 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,965.

In 2016, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$48,295

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at College of the Holy Cross was $48,295. The cost of tuition at College of the Holy Cross is $23,880 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$26,965

2016 Value

9.05%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 College of the Holy Cross had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,965. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of College of the Holy Cross grew by 9.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,748

Room and Board

$700

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of the Holy Cross was of $12,748 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of room and board increased by 3.22% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at College of the Holy Cross received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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.

0.213%

2015 Default Rate

1

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at College of the Holy Cross was 0.213%, which represents 1 out of the 470 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 6,693 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.49% annual growth. Out of those 6,693 applicants, 2,574 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 38.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,720 students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of the Holy Cross has an overall enrollment yield of 29.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

38.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,574

Accepted Out of 6,693

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of the Holy Cross was 38.5% (2,574 admissions from 6,693 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 37%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 1.49%, while admissions grew by 5.41%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

College of the Holy Cross has a total enrollment of 2,720 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Holy Cross is 2,689 students and the part-time enrollment is 31. This means that 98.9% 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 69.1% White, 9.82% Hispanic or Latino, 5.11% Asian, 4.38% Black or African American, 3.09% Two or More Races, 0.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0735% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (36.7%), followed by White Female (33.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of the Holy Cross, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,720 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Holy Cross is 2,689 and the part-time enrollment is 31. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

2016 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 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    1,880

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    267

  3. Asian

    139

The enrolled student population at College of the Holy Cross is 69.1% White, 9.82% Hispanic or Latino, 5.11% Asian, 4.38% Black or African American, 3.09% Two or More Races, 0.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0735% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 158 students (5.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 2 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 (579 degrees awarded). There were 6.66 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (87 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of the Holy Cross is General Economics (140 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (108 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (77 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 (70 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (28 degrees), and History (54 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 (399,482 people), Miscellaneous managers (347,820 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (261,657 people), Postsecondary teachers (243,984 people), and Chief executives & legislators (129,392 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Language & Linguistics (70 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (28 degrees), History (54 degrees), Social Sciences (269 degrees), and Physical Sciences (69 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 College of the Holy Cross are Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Language & Linguistics (70 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (28 degrees), History (54 degrees), Social Sciences (269 degrees), and Physical Sciences (69 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 (479,166 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (461,239 people), Legal services (325,706 people), Hospitals (221,952 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (196,933 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Language & Linguistics (70 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (28 degrees), History (54 degrees), Social Sciences (269 degrees), and Physical Sciences (69 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 140 degrees awarded

  2. 108 degrees awarded

  3. 77 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of the Holy Cross was General Economics with 140 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 406

  2. 404

In 2016, 406 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Holy Cross, which is 1 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (404).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 96 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Holy Cross in General Economics, which is 2.18 times more than the 44 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 83 degrees were awarded to women at College of the Holy Cross in General Psychology, which is 3.32 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

90%

100% Completion Time

92%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 90% 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 93% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of the Holy Cross is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 13.1% of graduates (87 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    579 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    87 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of the Holy Cross is white (579 degrees awarded). There were 6.66 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (87 degrees).

6.91% of degree recipients (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    304 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    275 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at College of the Holy Cross is white male (304 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 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 $722M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.3M (1.7%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, College of the Holy Cross had a total expenditure of $166M. Of that $166M, they spent $74.1M on salaries and $166M on benefits.

College of the Holy Cross employs 92 Professors, 91 Associate professors, and 73 Assistant professors. Most academics at College of the Holy Cross are Male Professors (56), Female Associate professors(49), and Male Assistant professors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross are: Service, with 219 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 138 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 109 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$722M

2015 Endowment

0.628%

decline from 2014

College of the Holy Cross has an endowment valued at about $722M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of College of the Holy Cross declined 0.628% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $688M 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. $1.9M - Federal

  2. $495k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, College of the Holy Cross received $1.9M 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$74.1M

Salary Expenditure

$166M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, College of the Holy Cross had a total expenditure of $166M. Of that $166M, they spent $74.1M on salaries and $166M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at College of the Holy Cross as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$74.1M

2015 Salaries

5.86%

growth from 2014

In 2015, College of the Holy Cross paid a median of $74.1M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($166M) and a 5.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.68% growth from 2013 and a 4.84% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$26.7M

Instructional Salaries

289

Number of Employees

In 2015, College of the Holy Cross paid a total of $26.7M to 289 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

92 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

219 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross were Professor with 92 employees; Associate professor with 91 employees; and Associate professor with 73 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross were Service with 219 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 138 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 Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross was Male Professor with 56 employees, Female Associate professor with 49 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 44 employees.

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

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