Hampden-Sydney College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,532
2.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$34,853
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.46%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
57.4%
3,056 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
993
99.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
65.6%
223 Graduates

About

Hampden-Sydney College is a higher education institution located in Prince Edward County, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Hampden-Sydney College were Business & Managerial Economics (56 degrees awarded), General Economics (26 degrees), and General History (24 degrees).

In 2019, 217 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hampden-Sydney College. 0% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 100% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (187 degrees), 20.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hampden-Sydney College is $44,532, which is $17,252 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Hampden-Sydney College is $44,532, which is $17,252 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,853.

In 2019, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,532
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Hampden-Sydney College was $44,532. The cost of tuition at Hampden-Sydney College is $17,252 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$34,853
2019 Value
3.34%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Hampden-Sydney College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,853. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Hampden-Sydney College grew by 3.34%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,483
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hampden-Sydney College was of $12,483 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.556% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Hampden-Sydney College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.46%
2017 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Hampden-Sydney College was 4.46%, which represents 12 out of the 269 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Hampden-Sydney College received 3,056 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.65% annual decline. Out of those 3,056 applicants, 1,755 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.4% acceptance rate.

There were 993 students enrolled at Hampden-Sydney College in 2019, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hampden-Sydney College has an overall enrollment yield of 13%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,755
Accepted Out of 3,056

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hampden-Sydney College was 57.4% (1,755 admissions from 3,056 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 59%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −5.65%, while admissions declined by −8.21%.

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SAT Scores

89%
Submission Percentage
202
Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Hampden-Sydney College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hampden-Sydney College has a total enrollment of 993 students. The full-time enrollment at Hampden-Sydney College is 986 students and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Hampden-Sydney College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hampden-Sydney College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.9% White, 5.14% Black or African American, 4.53% Hispanic or Latino, 2.92% Two or More Races, 0.705% Asian, 0.302% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Hampden-Sydney College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (84.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (5.17%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hampden-Sydney College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 993 students. The full-time enrollment at Hampden-Sydney College is 986 and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 99.3% of students enrolled at Hampden-Sydney College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Hampden-Sydney College was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Hampden-Sydney College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    843
  2. Black or African American
    51
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    45

The enrolled student population at Hampden-Sydney College is 84.9% White, 5.14% Black or African American, 4.53% Hispanic or Latino, 2.92% Two or More Races, 0.705% Asian, 0.302% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 12 students (1.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 217 fewer women than men received degrees from Hampden-Sydney College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Hampden-Sydney College is white (187 degrees awarded). There were 20.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hampden-Sydney College is Business & Managerial Economics (56 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (26 degrees) and General History (24 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Hampden-Sydney College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (24 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (65 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hampden-Sydney College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (497,380 people), Physicians (431,973 people), Other managers (390,107 people), Postsecondary teachers (293,371 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (264,891 people).

The most specialized majors at Hampden-Sydney College are History (24 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (65 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and English (10 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hampden-Sydney College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Hampden-Sydney College are History (24 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (65 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and English (10 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hampden-Sydney College are Elementary & secondary schools (709,107 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (666,057 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (566,413 people), Legal services (388,411 people), and Computer Systems Design (277,082 people).

The most specialized majors at Hampden-Sydney College are History (24 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (65 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and English (10 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Hampden-Sydney College.
Most Common
  1. 56 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 24 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hampden-Sydney College was Business & Managerial Economics with 56 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

217
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
0
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 217 degrees were awarded to men at Hampden-Sydney College, which is NaNy times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (0).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Hampden-Sydney College in Business & Managerial Economics, which is NaNy times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 0 degrees were awarded to women at Hampden-Sydney College in Computer Science, which is 0 times less than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 59% of students graduating from Hampden-Sydney College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Hampden-Sydney College is Female and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    187 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    9 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hampden-Sydney College is white (187 degrees awarded). There were 20.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

2.76% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    187 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    9 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Hampden-Sydney College is white male (187 degrees awarded). There were 20.8 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (9 degrees).

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Operations

Hampden-Sydney College has an endowment valued at nearly $178M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.77M (4.93%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Hampden-Sydney College had a total salary expenditure of $51.9M. Hampden-Sydney College employs 34 Professors, 25 Associate professors, and 23 Assistant professors. Most academics at Hampden-Sydney College are Male Professors (27), Male Associate professors(16), and Male Lecturers (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hampden-Sydney College are: Management, with 66 employees, Service, with 66 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$178M
2019 Endowment
4.19%
growth from 2018

Hampden-Sydney College has an endowment valued at about $178M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Hampden-Sydney College grew 4.19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $137M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.05M - Federal
  2. $2.35M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Hampden-Sydney College received $1.05M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.35M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$20.1M
2019 Salaries
2.6%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Hampden-Sydney College paid a median of $20.1M in salaries, which represents 38.7% of their overall expenditure ($51.9M) and a 2.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.39% growth from 2017 and a 1.63% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.78M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2019, Hampden-Sydney College paid a total of $7.78M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
34 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
66 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hampden-Sydney College were Professor with 34 employees; Associate professor with 25 employees; and Associate professor with 23 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hampden-Sydney College were Management with 66 employees; Service with 66 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hampden-Sydney College was Male Professor with 27 employees, Male Associate professor with 16 employees, and Male Lecturer with 14 employees.

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