Hampshire College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$50,030
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$35,499
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.71%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
1.97%
2,485 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
745
100% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
66.4%
237 Graduates

About

Hampshire College is a higher education institution located in Hampshire County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Hampshire College were Other Film & Photographic Arts (29 degrees awarded), Other Fine Arts & Art Studies (27 degrees), and General Education (17 degrees).

In 2019, 288 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hampshire College. 63.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (181 degrees), 4.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hampshire College is $50,030, which is $22,750 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Hampshire College is $50,030, which is $22,750 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,499.

In 2019, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,030
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Hampshire College was $50,030. The cost of tuition at Hampshire College is $22,750 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$35,499
2019 Value
9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Hampshire College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,499. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Hampshire College grew by 9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,606
Room and Board
$850
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hampshire College was of $12,606 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $850. The cost of room and board did not change 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

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Hampshire College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.06% with respect to 2018, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.71%
2017 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Hampshire College was 4.71%, which represents 17 out of the 361 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Hampshire College received 2,485 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 8.47% annual growth. Out of those 2,485 applicants, 49 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 1.97% acceptance rate.

There were 745 students enrolled at Hampshire College in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Hampshire College has an overall enrollment yield of 38.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

1.97%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
49
Accepted Out of 2,485

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hampshire College was 1.97% (49 admissions from 2,485 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 62.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 8.47%, while admissions declined by −96.6%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Hampshire College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Hampshire College has a total enrollment of 745 students. The full-time enrollment at Hampshire College is 745 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Hampshire College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hampshire College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.1% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.32% Black or African American, 4.83% Two or More Races, 3.09% Asian, 0.134% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Hampshire College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (22.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.52%). 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

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hampshire College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 745 students. The full-time enrollment at Hampshire College is 745 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Hampshire College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 Hampshire College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Hampshire College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    448
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    88
  3. Black or African American
    62

The enrolled student population at Hampshire College is 60.1% White, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.32% Black or African American, 4.83% Two or More Races, 3.09% Asian, 0.134% 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, 45 students (6.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 80 more women than men received degrees from Hampshire College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Hampshire College is white (181 degrees awarded). There were 4.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hampshire College is Other Film & Photographic Arts (29 degrees awarded), followed by Other Fine Arts & Art Studies (27 degrees) and General Education (17 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Hampshire College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (90 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 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 Hampshire College are Elementary & middle school teachers (166,645 people), Other managers (165,976 people), Postsecondary teachers (155,308 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (121,491 people), and Secondary school teachers (116,476 people).

The most specialized majors at Hampshire College are Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (90 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), English (19 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (5 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hampshire College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Hampshire College are Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (90 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), English (19 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (5 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 Hampshire College are Elementary & secondary schools (408,561 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (310,739 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (178,013 people), Computer Systems Design (129,756 people), and Legal services (109,015 people).

The most specialized majors at Hampshire College are Cultural & Gender Studies (14 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (90 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), English (19 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (5 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 Hampshire College.
Most Common
  1. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 27 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hampshire College was Other Film & Photographic Arts with 29 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

104
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
184
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 104 degrees were awarded to men at Hampshire College, which is 0.565 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (184).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 15 degrees were awarded to men at Hampshire College in Other Film & Photographic Arts, which is 1.07 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 22 degrees were awarded to women at Hampshire College in Other Fine Arts & Art Studies, which is 4.4 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 47% of students graduating from Hampshire College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (87.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Hampshire College is Female and Two or More Races (87.5% 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, 5.91% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    181 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    38 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hampshire College is white (181 degrees awarded). There were 4.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

3.47% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    119 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    62 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Hampshire College is white female (119 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (62 degrees).

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Operations

Hampshire College has an endowment valued at nearly $57.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.5M (4.37%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Hampshire College had a total salary expenditure of $60.2M. Hampshire College employs 18 Assistant professors, 16 Professors, and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at Hampshire College are Female Assistant professors (10), Female Associate professors(9), and Male Professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hampshire College are: Service, with 51 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 43 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$57.1M
2019 Endowment
2.16%
decline from 2018

Hampshire College has an endowment valued at about $57.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Hampshire College declined 2.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.4M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $751k - Federal
  2. $139k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Hampshire College received $751k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $139k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25.5M
2019 Salaries
2.31%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Hampshire College paid a median of $25.5M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($60.2M) and a 2.31% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.48% decline from 2017 and a 1.49% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.78M
Instructional Salaries
57
Number of Employees

In 2019, Hampshire College paid a total of $4.78M to 57 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.8% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
51 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hampshire College were Assistant professor with 18 employees; Professor with 16 employees; and Professor with 15 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hampshire College were Service with 51 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hampshire College was Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, Female Associate professor with 9 employees, and Male Professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Hampshire College.

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