Holy Cross College

54515 State Road 933 North
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Tel: (574)239-8377
524 students
Private not-for-profit
Holy Cross College is a Catholic higher education community that transforms lives by advancing the Gospel, building competent minds and forming compassionate hearts. Founded by the Brothers of Holy Cross, we are animated by their traditions which require a practical, demanding, and comprehensive training of the mind that is compelled to action by a generous spirit. We accommodate a broad spectrum of needs, interests, and backgrounds within a challenging, supportive, and sacred environment. We offer a foundational liberal arts program of engaging and relevant instruction which prepares students for productive futures.
School Highlights
Holy Cross College serves 524 students (94% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Holy Cross College is one of 4 community colleges within St. Joseph County, IN.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-South Bend (2.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
College Holy Cross College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 33 staff
61 staff
Holy Cross College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 524 has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 40% over five years.
Total Enrollment 524 students 1,315 students
Holy Cross College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
Holy Cross College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 494 students
815 students
Holy Cross College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 30 students
1,061 students
Holy Cross College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Holy Cross College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Holy Cross College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Holy Cross College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Holy Cross College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Holy Cross College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Holy Cross College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Holy Cross College Unknown (2010-2013)
% Non Resident races
Holy Cross College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Holy Cross College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.45 0.70
Holy Cross College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $25,450 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $25,450 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $25,450 $5,590
Holy Cross College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $25,450 $10,086
Holy Cross College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 239 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
Holy Cross College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 72%
Holy Cross College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 1,435
Holy Cross College SAT Total (2006-2013)
SAT Reading 485
Holy Cross College SAT Reading (2006-2013)
SAT Math 485
Holy Cross College SAT Math (2006-2013)
SAT Writing 465
Holy Cross College SAT Writing (2007-2013)
ACT Total Avg. 64
Holy Cross College ACT Total (2007-2013)
ACT Composite 22
Holy Cross College ACT Composite (2007-2013)
ACT English 21
Holy Cross College ACT English (2007-2013)
ACT Math 21
Holy Cross College ACT Math (2007-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Holy Cross College is a small Catholic liberal arts college in northern Indiana with exceptional academic programs. Our 150-acre campus is home to nearly 500 students who come from more than 30 states and 10 countries from around the globe. Holy Cross College is conducted by the Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross and first opened its doors in the fall of 1966 as "Holy Cross Junior College", with its first class consisting of student Brothers. Male students enrolled in the fall of 1967. The College became co-educational in the fall of 1968. A four-year baccalaureate program debuted in the fall of 2003 with an inaugural class of 15 students. Local, national, and international students are enrolled at Holy Cross College, which included students from more than 30 states and 10 foreign countries. Holy Cross is a special place where students receive an extra measure of individual attention from a very dedicated, highly qualified faculty. Classes are very small. And students are immersed in an intellectually rigorous and practical liberal arts education that combines excellence in the classroom, with "real world" experiences. Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Holy Cross College is incorporated in the state of Indiana and chartered to grant the Associate of Arts Degree (AA) and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BA).

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Did You Know?
For Indiana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,038 per year for in-state students and $9,280 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,459 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Indiana is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Indiana community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Indiana is MedTech College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.