Holy Cross Ranks No. 25 Among Liberal Arts Colleges on Forbes’ List of America’s Top Colleges

College receives an ‘A+’ for Fiscal Soundness
July 8th, 2016 by 

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The College of the Holy Cross ranked No. 25 among liberal arts colleges, No. 42 among private colleges and No. 51 overall in a group of more than 650 public and private colleges on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges.

Forbes ranked schools based on students’ ultimate ROI, with special emphasis on post-graduate success, student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate and academic success. The media outlet also used letter grades for fiscal soundness, and created a ranking for alumni giving. Holy Cross received a Forbes Financial Grade of an ‘A+’.

Holy Cross was also ranked No. 29 in the Northeast and No. 52 in Grateful Grads.

The Grateful Graduates Index ranks colleges by the median amount of private donations per student over a 10-year period. Holy Cross has an alumni participation giving rate of more than 50 percent, which consistently places the College among the top 10 colleges and universities nationwide for alumni giving.

Related Coverage:

July 19, Forbes.com: Top 25 Christian Colleges: The Essential Questions On Religion And Education

July 7, Patch.com: Holy Cross, Clark, WPI Named Among Top Colleges in the Country

 

This “Holy Cross in the News” item is by Jessica Kennedy.

For additional information, please contact Jessica Kennedy at 508-793-2419.

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