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College of the Holy Cross – Tuition & Success Analysis

Worcester, MA

College of the Holy Cross – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,689

Average annual cost of attendance: $33,158

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $28,000

Campus Setting: Midsize City

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

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College of the Holy Cross Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $9,169

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $13,953

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $17,426

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $27,062

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $44,629


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by College of the Holy Cross. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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College of the Holy Cross Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 92%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 96%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $71,000

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 85%

College of the Holy Cross Admissions

College of the Holy Cross Acceptance Rate: 38%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: N/A to N/A

SAT Critical Reading: N/A to N/A

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: N/A to N/A

ACT Math: N/A to N/A

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to College of the Holy Cross actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

College of the Holy Cross Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 15%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 51%

Typical student debt: $28,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $298

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Majors at College of the Holy Cross


These are the most popular areas of study offered at College of the Holy Cross:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 8%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 10%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 6%
  • History – 7%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 6%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 2%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 3%
  • Physical Sciences – 8%
  • Psychology – 14%
  • Social Sciences – 34%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 2%

For more information about the various majors at College of the Holy Cross, visit their website.

College of the Holy Cross Diversity


Overall Composition at College of the Holy Cross

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend College of the Holy Cross full time:  100%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend College of the Holy Cross part time:  0%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at College of the Holy Cross:  0%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 5%

Black: 4%

Hispanic: 10%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 5%

White: 70%

College of the Holy Cross Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.5

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 19.9

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.