College of the Holy Cross

Is Holy Cross a Good School for the Money?

College of the Holy Cross Value Report

What is a Holy Cross degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares Holy Cross with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Within Massachusetts, Holy Cross is a Great Quality for a Good Price.

Top 50% Massachusetts Value
Top 10% Massachusetts Quality

College of the Holy Cross is ranked #6 out of #68 in Massachusetts for quality and #21 out of #64 for Massachusetts value.

This makes it a great quality for a good price in the state.

State Value Ranking  21 out of 64
Overpriced
Great Value
State Value Score  67.19 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Find out if Holy Cross offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 5% National Quality

College of the Holy Cross is ranked #601 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Compared to other schools of similar quality, College of the Holy Cross is priced appropriately for the kind of quality provided and is thus a fair value according to College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  601 out of 1472
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  59.17 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Davidson College $164,912 A-
Olin College $168,639 B+
College of the Holy Cross $204,792 C+
Emory University $211,052 C+
Bowdoin College $215,489 C
Colgate University $216,995 C
Columbia University in the City of New York $220,383 C
Middlebury College $223,056 C
Wesleyan University $224,016 C
Carnegie Mellon University $238,042 C
Washington University in St Louis $241,044 C

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $204,792 for a Holy Cross Degree

The Holy Cross time to graduate is about 4.05 years and will cost an estimated $50,566 per year. This brings the total cost to 204,792.

Amount
Average Yearly Cost $50,566
Average Years to Graduate 4.05
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $204,792

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Depending on your personal circumstances, your net price may be well below the average Holy Cross net price, which could make this school a better value. You may quality for more financial aid, or be able to complete your degree faster than average. Get more details on Holy Cross cost.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$137,506 In-State With Aid
$290,426 Avg Cost No Aid
4.05 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Holy Cross value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $290,426 #546 B-
All Students $204,792 #601 C+
Only Students Receiving Aid $137,506 #196 A
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $290,426 #15 B+
All Students $204,792 #21 B
Only Students Receiving Aid $137,506 #12 A-

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Massachusetts.

About 74% of Holy Cross students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Holy Cross financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.

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