MONEY Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 15 Among Most Transformative Colleges in the Country

Students walk around the campus during the summer. Photo by Tom Rettig

College was also ranked No. 43 best value overall in the nation

The College of the Holy Cross was recently ranked No. 15 on MONEY Magazine's list of "Most Transformative Colleges in 2019," a list highlighting colleges which help students do far better than would be expected from their academic and economic backgrounds.

In building their rankings, MONEY, a subsidiary of TIME Inc., focused on the three basic factors that surveys show are the most important to parents and students: quality of education, affordability and outcomes.

"Routinely cited as one of the region's most beautiful colleges" according to MONEY, Holy Cross also finished No. 43 out of 744 U.S. colleges and universities on the publication’s annual list of "Best Colleges for Your Money in 2019."

MONEY’s snapshot of Holy Cross highlights the College's 92% graduation rate, "21% higher than expected based on its student body."