University of Holy Cross


UHC achieves new high ranking of No. 22 in Regional Colleges, South

UHC News | Sept. 21, 2018

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NEW ORLEANS – U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Holy Cross (UHC) as “No. 22, Regional Colleges, South.” This mark’s UHC highest ranking to-date, besting last year’s ranking of No. 55.

UHC officials also announced the final enrollment number for the fall 2018 semester as 1,227. The following is a breakdown of enrollment by department:

  • Counseling and Behavioral Services: 225
  • Education: 291
  • Business: 84
  • Nursing: 313
  • Allied Health: 91
  • Humanities: 17
  • History, Social Sciences, Mathematics: 17
  • Theology: 13
  • Biology and Physical Sciences: 116
  • Non-matriculating: 60

“Our new ranking improvement of 33 spots is a true reflection of the hard work of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters,” President David M. “Buck” Landry said. “At UHC, we pride ourselves on providing education that is high-quality and financially accessible to students in the New Orleans metropolitan area and throughout the Gulf Coast region.”

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 65 majors and programs to more than 1,300 students. 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 and Healthcare. 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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