best values in all colleges in the country for 2017. Introduced in 1998, the rankings highlight public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.
Kiplinger ranks more than 1,200 four-year public and private schools. The outlet assesses quality according to measurable standards, including the admission rate, the student-faculty ratio and four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker price, financial aid and average debt at graduation.
Last year, Holy Cross had a four-year graduation rate of 89 percent; good for fifth in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The average starting salary for 2016 graduates was $50,534.
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