We know our graduates do well after leaving the Hill. Our outcomes prove that.

Hampden-Sydney College participates in The Outcomes Survey, a national survey of graduates' first-destination outcomes. It allows H-SC to gather important data on our graduates' career outcomes, which are an integral part of program rankings, such as U.S. News & World Report and Business Week.

What are the Class of 2019 graduates doing?

*based on a student response rate of 84.5% with 67% of graduates reporting their future plans




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How much are they earning?

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Average starting salary:


Employers include:

CoStar Group, BrownGreer PLC, NVR, Inc. / Ryan Homes, Total Quality Logistics, Ferguson Enterprises, LLC, Cushman & Wakefield, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), First Citizens Bank, Professional Sports Publications, Mythics, Inc, Booz Allen Hamilton, Insight Global, AveXis Inc, Coleman Research, Northwestern Mutual, Stanley Martin Homes, Premier Roofing Company, DBi Services, CGI, Leidos, Bloomberg, State Farm, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company, US Department of Commerce - US Commercial Service, MassMutual Financial Group, Paragon Bioservices, US Army, Armada Hoffle,r Federal Bureau of Investigation, Wells Fargo, Sage Point Financial, Inc, Schell Brothers, Capital One, Homes.com, S&P Global Market Intelligence, C&F Finance, Edward Jones, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Hilton Citizens Bank, Qualcomm, Rockingham Steel, Carilion Clinic, James Capital Advisors, Jackson Apex Systems, Self-Employed, Paycom, YMCA Camp Sea Gull and YMCA Camp Seafarer, Marcus and Millichap - Atlanta, CaptiveAire Systems, C2S Consulting Group

Graduate and professional studies locations include:

College of William and Mary, Washington & Lee University, George Washington University, Babson College, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, University of Baltimore, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Ohio State University, Northwestern University, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign, Virginia Commonwealth University, North Carolina State University, Radford University, University of Lynchburg

Where are they going?

4 continents, 4 countries, and 17 states including Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Delaware, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama , Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, California

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It was Hampden-Sydney that ingrained in me that each of us can obtain anything we set out to accomplish.

Dudley Patteson ’71

About Graduate Outcomes Data

Why This Data Matters

  • One of the best ways we measure our success is by our graduates' success.
  • Students expect to be well educated AND well prepared to enter the workforce. The Outcomes Survey helps Hampden-Sydney measure the effectiveness of our services, so that we may improve and grow to better serve future Tigers.
  • The Outcomes Survey helps us understand which companies and graduate schools hire and admit our graduates. With this information, we are better able to form new and stronger recruiting relationships, which ultimately benefits our current and future Tigers.

First-destination Outcomes
Each graduate has a different first-destination outcome; it is simply what a student chooses to do after graduation. Whether our graduates pursue full-time or part-time employment, graduate school, volunteering, military service, a gap year, or still seeking employment - all information is important to us and makes each graduating class unique in their pursuits.

When We Ask for Outcomes
Data is collected at time of graduation, 3, 6, and 12 months out. The 2019 student response rate is 84.5%.
Graduates: can't find the survey email? You can easily request a link online.

We share this information with our constituents to show the great things that our graduates accomplish. Alumni, parents and friends of the College, and faculty and staff of Hampden-Sydney are all invested in our students' success, and enjoy knowing where our graduates end up.

Informed Consent
All responses are confidential and anonymous; we only report on numbers, not individual names. Your participation is voluntary, although many questions have an "I'd rather not answer" option. More information about Informed Consent.

Career Outcomes Senior Survey

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)

Students and prospective students may find the information resources of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) of use in planning for college and careers. SCHEV has created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university, and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program. View the Hampden-Sydney information on the SCHEV website

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Sekou Kaalund '97

"I have a unique advantage because of my Hampden-Sydney education. I can bring a different perspective to the table."

Sekou Kaalund '97