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University of Holy Cross Jumps in U.S. News Rankings

NEW ORLEANS – The University of Holy Cross (UHC) made a major jump in the latest U.S. News & World Report College and University Rankings. The 105-year-old New Orleans-based university rocketed from #99 to #62 on the annual listing of “Regional Universities, South.” This marks the third year UHC has been ranked on the prestigious national list and the highest-ever ranking for the Marianite, Catholic university.

In addition to the 62nd overall ranking, UHC is also ranked #16 for “Best Value Schools, South;” #388 for “Best Undergrad Nursing Programs, National;” and #136 for “Social Mobility, South.” This is the first time in the school’s history that it has received a ranking in the Best Value and Undergrad Nursing categories. In addition, UHC received an honor for “Ethnic Diversity, South” in this year’s regional universities listings.

“The commitment, dedication and hard work of the entire UHC family was rewarded this week with our massive jump in our latest ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s University Ranking,” said UHC President Stanton McNeely. “Our entire team is extremely motivated by this momentum, and we continue to work on our Marianite founders’ mission of a strong commitment to educating the minds and hearts of our students through freedom of inquiry, the pursuit of truth, and compassionate care for all.”

U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings categorize schools based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to provide an unmatched resource for parents and students contemplating one of life’s most challenging decisions. The annual rankings provide a comprehensive look at how schools measure up based on a set of 15 indicators of excellence, and help prospective students evaluate and compare data compiled from more than 1,600 accredited four-year schools. A complete summary of the methodology used to rank each school can be found online.

UHC’s full ranking detail from U.S. News & World Report can be found here.

In addition to the new accolades received from U.S. News & World Report, UHC was also named to Newsweek’s list of “30 Most Affordable Private Colleges in the U.S.” The list was released in August of this year. This marks UHC’s inaugural entry onto the annual list published by the renowned news magazine.

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