PayScale Ranks Holy Cross in Top 7% Liberal Arts Colleges for Salary Potential in 2019

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Alumni report a median mid-career salary of $129,700

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 17 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 $62,800, while the mid-career median was $129,700. Additionally, 46 percent of alumni reported having "high meaning" careers, with their job making the world a better place.

According to, this year's College Salary Report includes salary data of 3.5 million graduates from more than 4,000 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. 20 on PayScale’s "Best Schools for Business Majors" list, a ranking based on the College's successful Accounting major, No. 16 for humanities majors, No. 11 among religious schools and No. 12 overall among colleges in Massachusetts.