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Holy Cross Demographics & Diversity

Worcester, Massachusetts

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Holy Cross are mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 30% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of College of the Holy Cross students
Race Percent of Students
White 70%
Black 4%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 5%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 23% more female students than male students enrolled at College of the Holy Cross with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Holy Cross has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for College of the Holy Cross students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for College of the Holy Cross students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,383
Women 1,700

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Holy Cross serves a high number of out-of-state students with 64% of the student body residing outside of Massachusetts or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for College of the Holy Cross students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 35%
Out of State 61%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$82,332 per year

16% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0%
Part time Undergrads 0%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166124 IPEDS survey data for College of the Holy Cross.