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Academic Accreditation


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Holy Cross College is incorporated in the state of Indiana and chartered to grant Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees. Holy Cross College has been approved for attendance of veterans under provisions of the G.I. Bill, is authorized to enroll non-immigrant alien students, and is eligible to participate in various federal and state financial aid programs.

Holy Cross College is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Independent Colleges of Indiana, the Northern Indiana Consortium for Education, and numerous other academic and professional organizations.

Institutional Self Study Report

Holy Cross College is authorized by name in statute as an approved institution of higher education in the state of Indiana. In full compliance with federal rules, please consider contacting the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for Indiana’s higher education complaint resolution process.

The reauthorization in August 2008 of the Higher Education Act requires colleges and universities to make information available to prospective students, including the cost of college attendance, accreditation status, graduation and retention information, safety and security reports, and institutional policies and procedures that focus on student enrollment. Please find links to this important information below.

 

General Institutional Information

Academic Programs
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/academics

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/academic-accreditation/

Career and Job Placement Services
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/career-development

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/academica-ccommodations

Net Price Calculator
https://npc.collegeboard.org/app/hccnd

Privacy of Student Records-Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Please refer to the section of the Academic Catalog, “Record Access / Release of Student Information”, for Holy Cross policies regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.

Student Activities
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-activities

Student Body Diversity
In addition to an overview of the composition of the campus at https://www.hcc-nd.edu/about-holy-cross, detailed statistics about the diversity of the Holy Cross student body can be found on the College Scorecard and through the College Navigator of the National Center for Education Statistics.

 

Textbook Information

Hammes Bookstore
https://www.bkstr.com/holycross-hammesstore

 

Computer Use and File Sharing

Computer use policies

Peer-to-per file sharing requirements

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions

 

Transfer of Credit Policy

Transfer Students
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/transfer-applicants

Transfer of Credit from Other Institutions
Please see the Transfer Credit section of the Academic Catalog for an explanation of the College’s generous policy on accepting transfer credits from regionally-accredited institutions.

 

Financial Aid Information

Undergraduate Tuition & Fee Schedule
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/tuition-and-fees/

Cost of Attendance
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/admissions

Direct Subsidized / Unsubsidized Loans/Parent Plus Loan
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/admissions

FAFSA on the Web
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/admissions

Satisfactory Academic Progress
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/academics

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/office-of-financial-aid

Federal Work-Study
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/types-of-financial-aid

The SmartStudentTM Guide to Financial Aid
http://www.finaid.org

Financial Aid Statistics
Detailed statistics about the numbers of students receiving aid, what kinds of aid, etc. can be found on the Holy Cross College site at the College Navigator of the National Center for Education Statistics.

 

Health and Safety

Campus Crime Report
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/safety-and-security

To view Holy Cross College Security and Crime Statistics online at the US Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, click here and type in “Holy Cross College,” “Notre Dame” (institution city), and select “Indiana.”

Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics, and Fire Log (On-Campus Housing Facilities)
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/safety-and-security

Missing Resident Student Notification Policy
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-handbook/ See page 23

Campus Controlled Access Policy
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/safety-and-security

 

Student Development

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policies
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-handbook/

Vaccination Policies
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-handbook/

Code of Student Conduct
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-handbook/

Discriminatory Harassment Policy
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-handbook/

Sexual Misconduct Policy
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-handbook/

Student Complaint Policy
https://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-handbook/

 

Intercollegiate Athletics Program

Holy Cross College Athletics
http://www.hcsaints.com

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act for Holy Cross College
http://ope.ed.gov/athletics (Search for “Holy Cross College”)

 

Student Outcomes & Achievement

Extensive data about student outcomes at Holy Cross, such as retention and graduation rates, can be found on College Navigator of the National Center for Education Statistics and through College Scorecard.

Retention rate (from the College Navigator): The percentage of first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020 is 68%. (In addition to graduating students from its BA programs, Holy Cross College has a rigorous core curriculum that prepares students for transfer to colleges and universities with highly competitive admissions.)

Graduation rate (from the College Navigator): the overall graduation and transfer-out rates for students who began their studies in Fall 2014 is 55% and 32% (reflecting the College’s tradition of preparing significant numbers of its students for transfer to colleges and universities with highly competitive admissions).

Licensure rates for graduates of the Education program:

  • Graduates in the Elementary Education program received dual licensure in Elementary Education and English as a New Language (ENL) at the rate of 100% in academic years 2015-16 and 2016-17.
  • Licensure Rates of 75% for the academic year 2017-2018
  • Licensure Rates of 83% for the academic year 2018-2019
  • Licensure Rates of 100% for the academic year 2019-2020

2019 Holy Cross College Educator Preparation Program Report

Salary after attending Holy Cross College (from the College Scorecard): The median earnings of former students who received federal financial aid, at 10 years after entering the school, is $36,300, above the national median of all schools, $34,100.

 

Voter Registration

How to register to vote in Indiana
http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2403.htm