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University of Holy Cross

University of Holy Cross Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of Holy Cross? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors UHC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Holy Cross Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Holy Cross was awarded 39 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is counselor education/school counseling and guidance services.

Overall Quality

UHC landed the #1,846 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

UHC also holds the #22 spot on the Best Colleges in Louisiana ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Holy Cross.

Is It Hard to Get Into UHC?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Holy Cross is a competitive 53%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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University of Holy Cross Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At UHC, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Holy Cross is 55%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  55 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Holy Cross

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at University of Holy Cross is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UHC is 15%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100

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University of Holy Cross Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 784 undergraduates at UHC with 344 being full-time and 440 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Holy Cross Cost?

The overall average net price of UHC is $16,466. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UHC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,584 $12,239 $17,930 $19,243 $20,068

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UHC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UHC, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $5,765 a year. That adds up to $23,060 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UHC is 7.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UHC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UHC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $39,500 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at University of Holy Cross make the most money.

Location of University of Holy Cross

University of Holy Cross is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for UHC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4123 Woodland Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131-7399
Phone: 504-394-7744

University of Holy Cross Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 27 majors graduated from University of Holy Cross. Of these students, 97 received undergraduate degrees and 91 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 34 $62,074
Allied Health Professions 10 $46,924
General Biology 10 NA
Accounting 5 NA
Student Counseling 5 NA
Business Administration & Management 4 $39,369
Theological & Ministerial Studies 4 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4 $39,369
Health Sciences & Services 4 NA
Health/Medical Prep Programs 3 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Holy Cross along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UHC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,131 students took at least one online class at University of Holy Cross. This is an increase from the 425 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,131 33
2018-2019 425 10
2017-2018 597 84
2016-2017 447 98
2015-2016 455 79

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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