Forbes Ranks Holy Cross Among Top Liberal Arts Colleges in the Country

College was also highly ranked in Grateful Grads and is among top colleges in the nation
August 31st, 2018 by 

Photo by Thomas Rettig
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The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 22 among liberal arts colleges, No. 35 in Grateful Grads and No. 59 overall in a group of more than 650 public and private colleges on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges 2018.

In its 11th year, the Forbes list of America’s Top Colleges focuses on the direct benefits schools provide their graduates. The rankings are based on alumni salaries, debt after graduation, retention and graduation rates, and academic and career success.

The Grateful Graduates Index ranks colleges by the median amount of private donations per student over the last seven years and by the alumni participation rate, or the percentage of graduates that give back in the form of donations to their colleges each year, regardless of dollar amount. Holy Cross most recently placed the College fourth in the nation according to an analysis by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

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