Holy Cross Ranks Among Top 10 Colleges with Highest Graduation Rates

U.S. News & World Report
November 19th, 2015 by 


Commencement 2015. Photo by: Tom Rettig

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 8 among the top 10 colleges with the highest four-year graduation rates. At 90.1 percent, the College is part of an select group of institutions that graduate an average of nine in 10 students in four years, saving both students and their families money in additional tuition costs. Holy Cross was ranked out of nearly 1,800 colleges and universities that submitted data to U.S. News for their 2015 undergraduate program survey.

In comparison, U.S. News reports that, according to the U.S. Department of Education, only 59 percent of students who began four-year undergraduate programs in 2006 graduated by 2012.  Among the top 10 schools included, Holy Cross shared the spotlight with Carleton College (No. 1), Georgetown University (No. 2), University of Notre Dame (No. 3), Columbia University (No. 4),  Davidson College (No.5), Princeton University (No. 6), Washington University in St. Louis (No. 7), Pomona College (No. 9), and Colgate University (No. 10).

With a 98 percent graduation rate for athletes, the College also ranks third in the country, only just behind Dartmouth and Samford, among NCAA Division I Schools.  Twenty Holy Cross varsity teams achieved a perfect score of 1,000 in NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) earlier in the year.  The APR measures academic performance among Division I programs.  Nine of those 20 teams also had a perfect multi-year APR score based on data from the 2010-11 through 2013-14 school years.

Read “10 Colleges with the Highest Graduation Rates.”

Read “Holy Cross Athletic Teams Post Perfect Score on NCAA Progress Report.”

This “Holy Cross in the news” item is by Emma Collins ’16.

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

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