College of the Holy Cross

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$54,050
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$32,061
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.26%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
37.9%
7,087 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,970
99.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
92.8%
718 Graduates

About

College of the Holy Cross is a higher education institution located in Worcester County, MA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of the Holy Cross were General Economics (112 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (111 degrees), and General Psychology (110 degrees).

In 2020, 864 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of the Holy Cross. 56.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (609 degrees), 7.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (85 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Holy Cross is $54,050, which is $25,650 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Holy Cross is $54,050, which is $25,650 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,061.

In 2020, 64% of undergraduate students attending College of the Holy Cross received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$54,050
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at College of the Holy Cross was $54,050. The cost of tuition at College of the Holy Cross is $25,650 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$32,061
2020 Value
7.41%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 College of the Holy Cross had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,061. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of College of the Holy Cross grew by 7.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,070
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of the Holy Cross was of $15,070 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.79% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

64% of undergraduate students at College of the Holy Cross received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.23% with respect to 2019, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.26%
2018 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at College of the Holy Cross was 1.26%, which represents 6 out of the 475 total borrowers.

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College of the Holy Cross received 7,087 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.57% annual decline. Out of those 7,087 applicants, 2,689 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 37.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,970 students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross in 2020, and 40% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of the Holy Cross has an overall enrollment yield of 27.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

37.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,689
Accepted Out of 7,087

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of the Holy Cross was 37.9% (2,689 admissions from 7,087 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 34.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −1.57%, while admissions grew by 9.13%.

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SAT Scores

40%
Submission Percentage
296
Scores Submitted

40% of enrolled first-time students at College of the Holy Cross in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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College of the Holy Cross has a total enrollment of 2,970 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Holy Cross is 2,966 students and the part-time enrollment is 4. This means that 99.9% 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 72.1% White, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.28% Black or African American, 4.14% Asian, 3% Two or More Races, 0.0337% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0337% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.5%), followed by White Male (33.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of the Holy Cross, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,970 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Holy Cross is 2,966 and the part-time enrollment is 4. This means that 99.9% of students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2020 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 89%. 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
    2,141
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    325
  3. Black or African American
    127

The enrolled student population at College of the Holy Cross is 72.1% White, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.28% Black or African American, 4.14% Asian, 3% Two or More Races, 0.0337% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0337% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 75 students (2.53%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 110 more women than men received degrees from College of the Holy Cross. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of the Holy Cross is white (609 degrees awarded). There were 7.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (85 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of the Holy Cross is General Economics (112 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (111 degrees) and General Psychology (110 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 (72 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 degrees), and Social Sciences (265 degrees).

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 (483,268 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (307,439 people), Other managers (292,016 people), Postsecondary teachers (223,105 people), and Secondary school teachers (142,111 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Language & Linguistics (72 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 degrees), Social Sciences (265 degrees), History (39 degrees), and English (67 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 Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Language & Linguistics (72 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 degrees), Social Sciences (265 degrees), History (39 degrees), and English (67 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 (645,215 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (463,740 people), Legal services (384,826 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (219,243 people), and Computer Systems Design (217,464 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross are Language & Linguistics (72 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 degrees), Social Sciences (265 degrees), History (39 degrees), and English (67 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 112 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 111 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 110 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of the Holy Cross was General Economics with 112 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

377
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
487
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 377 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Holy Cross, which is 0.774 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (487).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 78 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Holy Cross in General Economics, which is 2.29 times more than the 34 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 83 degrees were awarded to women at College of the Holy Cross in General Psychology, which is 3.07 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%
100% Completion Time
92%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 88% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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 (72.4%).

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, 2.51% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    609 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    85 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of the Holy Cross is white (609 degrees awarded). There were 7.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (85 degrees).

4.86% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    321 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    288 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of the Holy Cross is white female (321 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (288 degrees).

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College of the Holy Cross has an endowment valued at nearly $760M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−0.24%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, College of the Holy Cross had a total salary expenditure of $190M. College of the Holy Cross employs 98 Professors, 89 Associate professors, and 79 Assistant professors. Most academics at College of the Holy Cross are Male Professors (54), Male Associate professors(50), and Female Assistant professors (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross are: Service, with 164 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 112 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 105 employees.

Endowment

$760M
2020 Endowment
3.25%
decline from 2019

College of the Holy Cross has an endowment valued at about $760M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of College of the Holy Cross declined 3.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $720M 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. $3.19M - Federal
  2. $496k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, College of the Holy Cross received $3.19M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $496k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$78.5M
2020 Salaries
1.97%
growth from 2019

In 2020, College of the Holy Cross paid a median of $78.5M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($190M) and a 1.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.93% growth from 2018 and a 2.78% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.7M
Instructional Salaries
294
Number of Employees

In 2020, College of the Holy Cross paid a total of $30.7M to 294 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
98 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
164 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross were Professor with 98 employees; Associate professor with 89 employees; and Associate professor with 79 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross were Service with 164 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 112 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 105 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross was Male Professor with 54 employees, Male Associate professor with 50 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 46 employees.

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

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