College of the Holy Cross (166124)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$57,600
3.23% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$34,679
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.996%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
36.4%
7,036 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,083
99.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
91.1%
697 Graduates

About

College of the Holy Cross (166124) is a higher education institution located in Worcester County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at College of the Holy Cross (166124) were General Psychology (132 degrees awarded), General Economics (128 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (110 degrees).

In 2022, 939 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of the Holy Cross (166124). 54.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (687 degrees), 7.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (89 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of the Holy Cross (166124) is $57,600, which is $29,270 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at College of the Holy Cross (166124) is $57,600, which is $29,270 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,679.

In 2022, 63% of undergraduate students attending College of the Holy Cross (166124) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$57,600
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at College of the Holy Cross (166124) was $57,600. The cost of tuition at College of the Holy Cross (166124) is $29,270 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$34,679
2022 Value
18.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 College of the Holy Cross (166124) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,679. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of College of the Holy Cross (166124) grew by 18.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,080
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of the Holy Cross (166124) was of $16,080 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.34% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at College of the Holy Cross (166124) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.56% with respect to 2021, when 64% 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.
0.996%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at College of the Holy Cross (166124) was 0.996%, which represents 5 out of the 502 total borrowers.

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Admissions

College of the Holy Cross (166124) received 7,036 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.28% annual growth. Out of those 7,036 applicants, 2,558 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 36.4% acceptance rate.

There were 3,083 students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross (166124) in 2022. 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

College of the Holy Cross (166124) has an overall enrollment yield of 35.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

36.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,558
Accepted Out of 7,036

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of College of the Holy Cross (166124) was 36.4% (2,558 admissions from 7,036 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 42.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.28%, while admissions declined by −8.18%..

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SAT Scores

35%
Submission Percentage (2022)
313
Scores Submitted (2022)

35% of enrolled first-time students at College of the Holy Cross (166124) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

College of the Holy Cross (166124) had a total enrollment of 3,083 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at College of the Holy Cross (166124) is 3,062 students and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross (166124) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of the Holy Cross (166124), both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.8% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.89% Asian, 3.86% Black or African American, 3.21% Two or More Races, 0.0324% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0324% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross (166124) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.2%), followed by White Male (33.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of the Holy Cross (166124) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,083 students. The full-time enrollment at College of the Holy Cross (166124) is 3,062 and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross (166124) are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%
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 College of the Holy Cross (166124) was 95%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), College of the Holy Cross (166124) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,183 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    361 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    120 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at College of the Holy Cross (166124) is 70.8% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.89% Asian, 3.86% Black or African American, 3.21% Two or More Races, 0.0324% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0324% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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, 95 students (3.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 77 more women than men received degrees from College of the Holy Cross (166124). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of the Holy Cross (166124) is white (687 degrees awarded). There were 7.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (89 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of the Holy Cross (166124) is General Psychology (132 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (128 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (110 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at College of the Holy Cross (166124), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (65 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (61 degrees), and Social Sciences (277 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 (166124) are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (512,487 people), Other managers (328,006 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (282,418 people), Postsecondary teachers (228,386 people), and Secondary school teachers (178,823 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross (166124) in 2022 are History (65 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (61 degrees), Social Sciences (277 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees), and English (57 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 College of the Holy Cross (166124) are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross (166124) are History (65 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (61 degrees), Social Sciences (277 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees), and English (57 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 College of the Holy Cross (166124) are Elementary & secondary schools (681,719 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (476,593 people), Legal services (406,018 people), Computer Systems Design (261,753 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (229,010 people).

The most specialized majors at College of the Holy Cross (166124) are History (65 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (61 degrees), Social Sciences (277 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (24 degrees), and English (57 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 College of the Holy Cross (166124).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 132 degrees awarded
  2. 128 degrees awarded
  3. 110 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of the Holy Cross (166124) was General Psychology with 132 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

431
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
508
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 431 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Holy Cross (166124), which is 0.848 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (508).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 86 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Holy Cross (166124) in General Economics, which is 2.05 times more than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 104 degrees were awarded to men at College of the Holy Cross (166124) in General Psychology, which is 3.71 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

90%
100% Completion Time
93%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 90% of students graduating from College of the Holy Cross (166124) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 93% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 93% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at College of the Holy Cross (166124) is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 3.59% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    687 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    89 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of the Holy Cross (166124) is white (687 degrees awarded). There were 7.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (89 degrees).

3.09% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    362 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    325 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of the Holy Cross (166124) is white female (362 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (325 degrees).

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Operations

College of the Holy Cross (166124) has an endowment valued at nearly $993M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−2.91%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, College of the Holy Cross (166124) had a total salary expenditure of 224M. College of the Holy Cross (166124) employs 106 Assistant professors, 97 Professors and 87 Associate professors. Most academics at College of the Holy Cross (166124) are Female Assistant professor (60), Male Professor (54), and Male Associate professor (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross (166124) are: Service, with 194 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 134 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 114 employees.

Endowment

$993M
2022 Endowment
4.86%
decline from 2021

College of the Holy Cross (166124) has an endowment valued at about $993M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of College of the Holy Cross (166124) declined 4.86% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $943M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$87.2M
2022 Salaries
16.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, College of the Holy Cross (166124) paid a median of $87.2M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($224M) and a 16.4% 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

$33.8M
Instructional Salaries
319
Number of Employees

In 2022, College of the Holy Cross (166124) paid a total of $33.8M to 319 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.7% 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
106 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
194 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross (166124) were Assistant professor with 106 employees, Professor with 97 employees, and Associate professor with 87 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross (166124) were Service with 194 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 134 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 114 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of the Holy Cross (166124) was Female Assistant professor with 60 employees, Male Professor with 54 employees, and Male Associate professor with 46 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at College of the Holy Cross (166124).

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