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IPEDS ID: 166124
OPE ID: 00214100
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College of the Holy Cross
One College Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-2395
General information:  (508) 793-2011
Website:  www.holycross.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,963 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
10%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Navy)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty29640
Instructional29640
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-17
Instructional-17
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees$50,630$52,770$54,740$54,7700.1%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,690$14,520$15,070$15,5603.3%
Other$900$900$900$9000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$13,690$14,520$15,070$15,5603.3%
Other$900$900$900$9000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$5,630$5,630$5,760$6,0004.2%
Total Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
On Campus$66,220$69,190$71,710$72,2300.7%
Off Campus$66,220$69,190$71,710$72,2300.7%
Off Campus with Family$57,260$59,400$61,500$61,7700.4%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid160973%————
Grant or scholarship aid52864%$20,812,167$39,417
Federal grants15919%$1,093,425$6,877
Pell grants15919%$746,025$4,692
Other federal grants8811%$347,400$3,948
State/local government grant or scholarships698%$230,206$3,336
Institutional grants or scholarships52864%$19,488,536$36,910
Student loan aid40949%$2,620,266$6,407
Federal student loans40949%$2,126,210$5,199
Other student loans20525%$494,056$2,410
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,899$73,716,506$38,819
Pell grants517$2,416,420$4,674
Federal student loans1,584$10,081,082$6,364
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2017-20182018-20192019-2020
Average net price$29,050$34,627$32,061
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2017-20182018-20192019-2020
$0 – $30,000$13,533$15,036$14,544
$30,001 – $48,000$16,466$19,031$17,357
$48,001 – $75,000$18,090$22,581$20,142
$75,001 – $110,000$29,220$27,807$31,109
$110,001 and more$47,106$48,257$51,523
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2019
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,963
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment6
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 70%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 1%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 37%
Out-of-state: 60%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2020-2021): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2020
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,0873,1803,907
Percent admitted38%38%38%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%25%29%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2020 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT29640%
ACT14119%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing640710
SAT Math650720
ACT Composite2932
ACT English2935
ACT Math2630
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 93%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 96 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 93%
Transfer-out rate: 5%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 88%
6-year: 92%
8-year: 92%
[Began in Fall 2014]
4-year: 90%
6-year: 93%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2012 or Fall 2014
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 92%
Female: 93%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 85%
Black or African American: 97%
Hispanic/Latino: 90%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 94%
Two or more races: 88%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 95%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 5%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 91%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 5%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 95%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 5%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 94%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural History and Criticism, General3
Category total3
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
African Studies1
African-American/Black Studies0
Asian Studies/Civilization2
Chinese Studies0
Deaf Studies0
Latin American Studies0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies0
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies0
Women's Studies0
Category total3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry0
Biology/Biological Sciences, General52
Neuroscience1
Category total53
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting21
Category total21
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia0
Category total0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science13
Category total13
Education
Secondary Education and Teaching0
Category total0
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing0
English Language and Literature, General57
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other0
Category total57
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General12
Comparative Literature0
French Language and Literature3
German Language and Literature1
Italian Language and Literature3
Russian Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature18
Category total41
History
History, General31
Category total31
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General35
Statistics, General0
Category total35
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies25
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution0
Category total25
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies5
Category total5
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Catholic Studies1
Philosophy9
Religion/Religious Studies5
Category total15
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General39
Physics, General12
Category total51
Psychology
Psychology, General104
Category total104
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Health Policy Analysis7
Category total7
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General8
Economics, General102
Political Science and Government, General94
Sociology, General23
Category total227
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2
Dance, General0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3
Film/Cinema/Media Studies0
Fine/Studio Arts, General9
Music Technology0
Music, General3
Visual and Performing Arts, General0
Category total17
Grand total708
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2019-2020
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 14
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $27,540
2019-2020 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FCSMenWomen
All Track Combined107172
Baseball31
Basketball1513
Field Hockey25
Football91
Golf119
Ice Hockey2827
Lacrosse4347
Rowing4344
Soccer2630
Softball20
Swimming and Diving1837
Tennis1218
Volleyball18
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
New England Commission of Higher EducationAccredited since (12/01/1930)12/31/2030
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/121196.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape626
d. Fondling35104
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault013
i. Burglary532
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence242
c. Stalking024
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations171723
c. Liquor law violations325488273
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape616
d. Fondling351
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault012
i. Burglary121
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence222
c. Stalking002
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations171722
c. Liquor law violations311475215
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate0.5%1.8%0.2%
Number in default391
Number in repayment527497470
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)