Holy Cross Freshmen Seventh Happiest in the Nation

Moneywatch ranks private colleges with the highest freshmen retention rates

April 18th, 2013 by 


Holy Cross freshmen are among the happiest in the nation, according to a CBS Moneywatch report. Why else would such a high number of them come back for another year, the article argues.

With a 98.1 percent first-year student retention rate, the College ranked seventh in Moneywatch’s list of private U.S. colleges and universities with the highest percentage of freshmen who return as sophomores.

Other institutions in the top 10 include: (1) Princeton University – 99.2 percent; (2) Harvey Mudd College – 99 percent (3) Yale University – 99 percent; (4) University of Pennsylvania – 98.3 percent; (5) University of Chicago – 98.1 percent; (6) Harvard University – 98.1 percent; (8) Stanford University – 98.1 percent; (9) Carleton College – 98.15 percent; and (10) University of Notre Dame – 98 percent.

| More
Tags

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
10/30/14 ‘Two Holy Cross alumni are on the Frontlines of the Ebola Virus’
10/30/14 Unity Week Events to Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion at Holy Cross
10/28/14 Holy Cross Athletic Teams Lead Nation In Graduation Success Rate
10/28/14 Professional New York Laptop Ensemble Sideband to Perform at Holy Cross
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Artist-in-Residence Cristina Pato and Renowned Composer Osvaldo Golijov to Lead Concert and Panel Discussion

Watch Video >
See video
Environmental Champion Slottje ’89 on Crusade to Protect America Against Fracking

Watch Video >
See video
Strong Alumni Support Makes for Record-Breaking Year in Giving to Holy Cross

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

11/02/2014

Sideband Laptop Ensemble

See More >
11/11/2014

Holy Cross Chamber Players

See More >
11/23/2014

Holy Cross Chapel Artist Series: Music of Christopher Willcock, S.J.

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

10/30/14

‘Two Holy Cross alumni are on the Frontlines of the Ebola Virus’

ABC News | NBC News | Newsweek | Boston Herald

Anthony Fauci ’62, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been the go-to expert for many national news outlets since the Ebola virus...

10/23/14

‘Holy Cross Professors Take Students on In-Depth Study of Holocaust Sites in Central Europe’

AJCU's Connections

In the October issue of Connections, an online publication of the Associations of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, two College of the Holy Cross professors were  featured...

10/10/14

‘Holy Cross’ Sean Gustin never rests’

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette profiled College of the Holy Cross student Sean Gustin ’16  as a stand out scholar- athlete who is a member of both the Crusader...