Holy Cross Among the Best Liberal Arts Colleges for Salary Potential, According to PayScale

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College was also highly ranked as a top school for business majors

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 16 among liberal arts schools for graduates' starting and mid-career salary potential by the website PayScale. The annual list is based on the salaries of both recent graduates and those with more than 10 years of experience. The starting median salary among Holy Cross graduates with less than five years of experience was $58,800, while the mid-career median was $121,000. Additionally, 46 percent of alumni reported having "high meaning" careers, with their job making the world a better place.

PayScale's College Salary Report includes salary data of 3.2 million graduates from 2,700 colleges and universities across the country. The data used to produce the report was collected through an online compensation survey.

Holy Cross also came in at No. 17 on PayScale's "Best Schools for Business Majors" list, a ranking based on the College's successful Accounting major, No. 18 for humanities majors, No. 8 among religious schools and No. 8 overall among colleges in Massachusetts. Additionally, Holy Cross was ranked No. 18 among the best liberal arts colleges in the country on PayScale's 2018 College Return on Investment Report earlier this year.