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The 1000 students come from 26 states, D.C., and 19 foreign countries.
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|
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.
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|
*Percentage retention rate does not include students that left due to military and/or death.
2012-13 STUDENTS BY RACE