University of Holy Cross

New Orleans, LA 70131
Write a Review

University of Holy Cross is one of the thirteen private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Louisiana. The campus is located in an urban area, in New Orleans.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,246 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 81 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 56 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 69%). Every year 52% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Holy Cross's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $11,520, and fees were $1,700. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $11,520 and $1,700 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students1,246
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate69%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 6 33
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.6%

Compare Schools

Nursing schools located within 245 miles radius of University of Holy Cross

Dillard University
7 miles away
Loyola University New Orleans
8 miles away
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
75 miles away
William Carey University
105 miles away
Spring Hill College
123 miles away
University of Mobile
127 miles away
Belhaven University
166 miles away
Mississippi College
169 miles away
Louisiana College
174 miles away
Judson College
245 miles away

Frequently compared schools

University of Mobile
offers 7 nursing programs
Louisiana College
offers 3 nursing programs
Midway University
offers 3 nursing programs
Spalding University
offers 5 nursing programs
Shorter University
offers 1 nursing programs
Wesleyan College
offers 1 nursing programs
Montreat College
offers 1 nursing programs


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/1989 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT18 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$480/credit
In State Students$480/credit
Out of State Students$480/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$605/credit
In State Students$605/credit
Out of State Students$605/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $21,600 $21,600 $21,600
ADN 70 $33,600 $33,600 $33,600
BSN 125 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000
FNP 50 $30,250 $30,250 $30,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 92% of University of Holy Cross's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 54% $4,540
Other Federal Grant 30% $246
State Grant & Scholarships 52% $3,392
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 14% $4,619
Federal Student Loans 67% $5,308
Private Loans 1% $11,600


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$12,687
$30,001 to $48,000$12,469
$48,001 to $75,000$15,172
$75,001 to $110,000$15,506
Over $110,000$14,702

Calculate your net price

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Reviews (0)

If you are a current or former student of this school, please help out prospective students by sharing your experience with the school. We also welcome faculty members and staff members to leave a review and answer students questions.

Overall Rating
Value for Money
You can leave a review using your real name or an alias.
If you want us to contact you when your review receives a comment, leave an email address here. Your email will not be published.
Enter the name of the degree program you are attended at this school.
Minimum 100 characters. Tell others about your experience. What did you like about this school?

Your review will be reviewed and published if approved. Review guideline.

Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.
University of Holy Cross
4123 Woodland Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131

Find nursing programs near you