Washington Monthly Ranks Holy Cross Among Top Affordable Elite Colleges in the Country

Holy Cross ranks No. 7 among “Affordable Elite Colleges” in Washington Monthly’s annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities based on what they do for the public good.

"College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts, stands out in helping graduates get good-paying jobs and pay their loans back," the magazine writes.

Washington Monthly prides itself on taking a different approach to rankings, by highlighting schools that serve the best interests of the country as a whole—including by enrolling and graduating low-income students. Four-year schools are ranked based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and providing opportunities for public service.

The College also ranks No. 5 on Washington Monthly’s list of “Best Bang for the Buck Northeast Colleges” and No. 13 for liberal arts colleges, from a total list of more than 1,700 U.S. colleges and universities across the country.