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.

Class of 2015 and 2016 Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes 2015-16

2015-16 in Review

Employed 57%
Attending graduate school 25%
Applying for graduate school 6%
Military or volunteer service 10%


Average starting salary range


Median starting salary

Primary Fields of Employment

Employment Outcomes 2015-16

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

Dudley Patteson ’71

Where Our Graduates Go

Our graduates prove that "You can do anything with a degree from Hampden-Sydney." Explore the paths our graduates have taken...

Read their stories

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

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 via email at time of graduation, 3, 6, and 12 months out.
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

John Currence '87

John Currence '87 is one of four Hampden-Sydney men who have distinguished themselves in the cut-throat world of fine dining, rising through the ranks to become owner-chefs of highly acclaimed restaurants.

John Currence '87