Holy Cross College

  • 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 520 students (93% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.
  • Holy Cross College is one of 3 community colleges within St Joseph County, IN.
  • The nearest community college to Holy Cross College is Brown Mackie College-South Bend (3.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Holy Cross College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Indiana for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
Holy Cross College(IN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty35 staff28 staff
Holy Cross College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Holy Cross College has grown by 20% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Holy Cross College diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 92% over five years.
Total Enrollment520 students1,806 students
Holy Cross College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio15:134:1
Holy Cross College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students481 students507 students
Holy Cross College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students39 students1,299 students
Holy Cross College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Holy Cross College Enrollment Breakdown IN All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Holy Cross College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Holy Cross College Asian (2014-2016)
% Hispanic
Holy Cross College Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
Holy Cross College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Holy Cross College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
Holy Cross College Ethnicity Breakdown IN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.390.58
Holy Cross College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$44,400$30,600
Holy Cross College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $27,150 is more than the state average of $15,017. The private state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$27,150$15,017
Holy Cross College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid62%89%
Holy Cross College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$25,000$20,000
Holy Cross College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,334
Holy Cross College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate93%78%
Holy Cross College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.1,4351,435
SAT Reading485485
Holy Cross College SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math485485
Holy Cross College SAT Math (2007-2016)
SAT Writing465465
Holy Cross College SAT Writing (2008-2016)
ACT Total Avg.6464
ACT Composite2222
Holy Cross College ACT Composite (2008-2016)
ACT English2121
Holy Cross College ACT English (2008-2016)
ACT Math2121
Holy Cross College ACT Math (2008-2016)
ACT Writing2020
Holy Cross College ACT Writing (2009-2010)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $6,878 per year for in-state students and $9,519 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,017 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Indiana is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Indiana community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Indiana is Kaplan College-Hammond. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.