Holy Cross Graduation Rates Among Highest in the Nation

College ranks No. 5 in U.S. News list of four-year graduation rate

October 15th, 2013 by Bridget Cass


The College of the Holy Cross has the fifth highest four-year graduation rate among all colleges and universities in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. At 89.9 percent, Holy Cross is part of an elite group of institutions that graduate an average of nine in 10 students in four years, saving families money in additional tuition costs. In comparison, the average graduation rate of all 1,207 schools that provided graduation rate data to U.S. News for the same period (2006-10) was just 41 percent.

Among the top 10 schools included in the U.S. News list, Holy Cross shared the spotlight with Carleton College (No. 1), Williams College (No. 2), Bowdoin College (No. 3), Columbia University (No. 4), Haverford College (No. 6), Davidson College (No. 7), Georgetown University (No. 8), Lafayette College (No. 9), and Yale University (No. 10).

With a 98 percent graduation success rate for student-athletes, Holy Cross also ties for the No. 5 rank among the most successful in NCAA Division I athletics. In its 2012 Graduation Success Rate Report, which is based on data from 2002 – 05, the NCAA noted that 20 of Holy Cross’ athletic teams achieved a perfect 100 percent graduation rate.

 

For additional information, please contact Bridget Cass at 508-793-2419.

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  1. Kevin Minihan says:

    There is a direct link between the three stories about “best value”, “graduation rates” and alumni giving. They are woven together with purple thread.
    Kevin Minihan ’63

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