January 22, 2010
In its college rankings, "Best Colleges in the South," Forbes.com has ranked Hampden-Sydney 4th among private colleges and 6th among all colleges and universities in the South.
"Whereas some college rankings are determined largely by reputation, Forbes' and CCAP's rankings emphasize the quality of students a school graduates, as opposed to the quality of students it admits. To construct the list, the staff at CCAP (Center for College Affordability and Productivity) based 25% of the rankings on student satisfaction with their course instruction; 25% on indicators of postgraduate employment success; 20% on the estimated average four-year student loan debt; 16.67% on the likelihood that students graduate within four years; and 13.33% on student and faculty success in winning nationally and internationally competitive academic and research awards.
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