Demographics and Retention


The U.S. News & World Report rankings recognize Hampden-Sydney College's steady and sustained improvement. The College's "Overall Score," which reflects a combination of factors including peer assessment, has risen from 49 (out of 100) in 2003 to 58 this year. In the same period the acceptance rate has declined from 71% to 54%. The graduation rate has risen from 61% to 68%.


2006-2012 ATTRITION AS PERCENT OF ENTERING CLASS
Graduation Year Entering Class Size* Graduated in 4 years Including Late Graduates
N % N %
2006 300 168 56.0 186 62.0
2007 306 186 60.8 204 66.7
2008 321 202 62.9 218 67.9**
2009^ 322 198 61.9 212 66.3**
2010 345 218 63.2 234 67.8*
2011^ 334 199 59.8 205
2012 312 197 63.1

Latest Five Year Average
Percent Graduated In Four Years .........................62.2
Percent Including Late Graduates .......................66.1

* Entering class size is only first year, first time freshman. This number DOES NOT include transfer students.

* *Increase in graduation rate from prior year.

^ Original cohort adjusted for military service and/or death.

RETENTION RATES 
For the last ten years, H-SC has retained on average:
  • 78.5% of its freshman cohort (first-time, first-year students),
  • 68.9% of its sophomore cohort,
  • 65.o% of its junior cohort, and
  • 64.9% of its senior cohort
          
COHORT RETENTION TRENDS (Rate at end of each year)
Fall Class Entering % 1st % 2nd % 3rd % 4th % 5th
2006 77.1 71.0 67.8 68.1 67.8
2007 78.7 65.6 64.1* 62.3* 62.3*
2008 77.1 71.3* 67.5* 66.6*
2009 78.6* 70.2* 66.4*
2010 79.7* 69.8*
2011 77.8

*Percentage retention rate does not include students that left due to military and/or death.


DEMOGRAPHICS:
2012-13 ENROLLMENT
In-State Out-of-State Total
N % N %
748 69.3 332 30.7 1080


2012-13 STUDENTS BY RACE
Race %
Black 8.9
Native 0.6
Asian 1.4
Hispanic 2.2
White 80.5
Foreign/Other 0.8
Two+ Races 4.4
Unknown 1.2