University of Holy Cross


UHC debuts in rankings at No. 69 in Regional Universities, South

UHC News | Sept. 12, 2019

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NEW ORLEANS – The University of Holy Cross received its first ranking in school history on U.S. News & World Report’s “Regional Universities, South” list. In UHC’s debut on the prestigious list, the New Orleans university received a ranking of 69th for 2020.

In previous years, UHC was listed in “Regional Colleges, South,” but UHC’s 2020 ranking marks the achievement of a transitional goal to the universities list.

“The commitment, dedication and hard work of the entire UHC family was rewarded this week with our first-ever ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s University Ranking,” said UHC President Stanton McNeely. “Our entire team is excited for this initial ranking and can’t wait to work to go even further up the list in 2021.”

UHC officials also announced the final enrollment number for the fall 2019 semester as 1,098.

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.

About the University of Holy Cross

A fully accredited Catholic university in New Orleans, the University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs. With 154 faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, students enjoy a personalized academic experience on an active campus where they are encouraged to explore spiritual values and pursue service opportunities. Some of the university’s most distinctive programs are in Business, Education, Counseling, Healthcare, and Nursing. The University was founded in 1916 as a mission of the Marianites of Holy Cross, whose distinguished history of educating minds and hearts dates to 1848.

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