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Public Disclosure of Student Achievement

In keeping with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) policy, Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure, enacted June 2014, the University of Holy Cross (UHC) is committed to provide information to the public that is complete, accurate, timely, accessible, clear and sufficient.  A Council on Higher Education Accreditation standard further requires that SACSCOC accredited institutions publish statements of its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals. 

Goals for Student Achievement

As per our mission statement, “the University of Holy Cross is a unique Catholic institution of higher learning founded by the Marianites of Holy Cross.  Rooted in a belief in human dignity, the University of Holy Cross educates the minds and hearts of its students.  The University is centered on effective and innovative teaching, intelligence exercised across disciplines, practical reasoning, and communication with others.  All members of the University strive for excellence and contribute their knowledge and experience in their chosen work, community, and ultimately the world in need.”

Student Success in Achieving Those Goals

A wealth of information, including student retention and graduation rates, is entered in the Integrated Post-Secondary Data System each year.  Various sites such as College Navigator and make that information easily accessible by the public. College Scorecard also includes information regarding salary after attendance.

Additional indicators of student success are licensure and employment rates. Data is provided for students engaged in professional degree programs in business, counseling, education, neurodiagnostic technology, nursing, and radiologic technology. Also at the program level, are program evaluations, such as the one provided for the Graduate Program in Counseling, that document plans to improve student learning outcomes.

Snapshot results of student participation in the 2020 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the 2020 NSSE Experiences with Writing, as well as faculty participation in the 2020 Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), provide qualitative data relevant to student success.

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statements

In accordance with federal requirements and as a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement participating institution, the University of Holy Cross (UHC) provides public and direct Professional Licensure Disclosure Statements as set forth in this policy. Academic program leaders who operate units that offer education programs that may be reasonably assumed to lead to professional licensure, certification, or endorsement are responsible for determining whether its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in states where their students are located and for maintaining the accuracy of this information as listed in the Professional Licensure by State Tables, which the University is required to publish as part of its disclosure of student consumer information.

Responsible Executive: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Responsible Office: Academic Affairs
Effective Date: July 2020
Last Revised: n/a

Professional Licensure by Program and by State
For academic programs that may reasonably be assumed to lead to professional licensure, these disclosures indicate, as of July 2020, the states where the University has determined through reasonable, good faith effort that such programs:

  • Do meet the applicable professional licensure education requirements.
  • Do not meet the applicable professional licensure education requirements or
  • Have not been able to be identified as meeting the applicable professional licensure education requirements.

Successful completion of a program may be part of the process of qualifying you for a professional license or certification in the pertinent field. Professional licensure or certification often requires one or more of the following: additional education, examination, experience, or training beyond the program offered by the university.  Following is a UHC list of programs that apply to federal disclosure requirements.  Click on the links below to access Professional Licensure by State Tables.  The Tables are updated annually in the month of June, as needed.