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.

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