University of Holy Cross Programs Receive Accreditation
Two of the most popular academic programs at UHC have been awarded national accreditations.
With the recent increase in the demand for skilled healthcare workers in the United States, UHC’s bachelor’s nursing program has been granted full accreditation through the fall of 2029 by the board of commissioners for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
The ACEN accreditation demonstrates that UHC’s programs have passed an external quality review and recognizes that the university is providing an effective education focused on quality patient care. The announcement followed a two-year review process, including a site visit and interviews with faculty members, current students and alumni.
The ACEN review highlighted UHC’s strength of the Algiers university’s national licensure examination scores, and the Commission also commended the nursing program’s flexibility, courage, and resiliency demonstrated by the program’s faculty and leaders as well the school’s success during the pandemic. UHC’s Nursing program, which currently has 130 students, has graduated more than 1200 students over the past 33 years. The program boasts of a 100% job placement rate for its graduates who enjoy one of the lowest student/faculty ratios in the country.
UHC’s Radiologic Technology Program also received its full accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The Board of Directors granted the continuing accreditation to both the associate and bachelor’s degree Rad Tech program through 2030, commending UHC for maintaining a 100% first time pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) credentialing examination while being impacted by a worldwide health pandemic. UHC began its Rad Tech program in 1997, and has since graduated nearly 200 students. UHC Rad Tech graduates have enjoyed a 100% employment rate. The Radiologic Technology Program has maintained a 100% first time pass rate on the ARRT Certification Examination since the program’s inception 25 years ago.
Both the Nursing and the Rad Tech programs fill a unique role in today’s ongoing health care industry worker shortage.
The University of Holy Cross (UHC) made a major jump in the latest U.S. News & World Report College and University Rankings. The 106-year-old New Orleans-based university rocketed from #99 to #62 on the annual listing of “Regional Universities, South.” In addition to the 62nd overall ranking, UHC is also ranked #16 for “Best Value Schools, South;” #388 for “Best Undergrad Nursing Programs, National;” and #136 for “Social Mobility, South.” UHC was also named to Newsweek’s list of “30 Most Affordable Private Colleges in the U.S.”