U.S. News & World Report has released its newest Best College rankings list, and Holy Cross College ranks number 2 for student excellence, number 2 for alumni giving, number 27 for Best Value Schools among Regional Colleges–Midwest, number 34 (tie) among Best Regional Colleges–Midwest, and number 57 for Top Performers on Social Mobility.

“Holy Cross College is a truly distinctive place with a remarkable community offering a meaningful, contemporary liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition, and I am pleased that we have been ranked as such,” said president of the College Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C. “It is a true reflection of the work of our devoted faculty, trustees, and administration. This recognition highlights the difference they make, enhancing the development and success of endlessly curious scholars; bold, informed citizens; globally minded leaders; and modern-day disciples.”

The rankings used by the U.S. News & World Report are based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence as first-year student retention, graduation rates, and faculty resources.