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 H-SC graduates doing?

Of the 76.6%% responding to the most recent “First Destination” survey:

  • 64.4% are working, continuing education, or entering the military

  • 22 students are planning to enter Master’s/PhD/MD programs

  • The average salary is currently $58,994 (up from $57,189 in 2022)

Who Hires Hampden-Sydney Men?

Better Question: Who Doesn't?

Employers include:

3M ∙ AbbVie ∙ Acertitude ∙ Advance Auto Parts ∙ Aetna ∙ Aflac ∙ AIG ∙ Alcoa ∙ Allstate ∙ Ally Financial ∙ Altria GroupAmazon ∙ American Electric Power ∙ American Express ∙ American Woodmark ∙ Amerigroup ∙ Ameriprise Financial Amgen ∙ Apple ∙ Anthem ∙ Apex Systems ∙ Apple Archer Daniels Midland ∙ Arc’teryx ∙ Arthur J. Gallagher ∙ AT&TAtlantic Union Bank ∙ Avis Budget Group ∙ Bank of America ∙ Barnes & Noble ∙ Baxter International ∙ Beacon Holding Inc.Biogen ∙ Booz Allen Hamilton ∙ Boy Scouts of America ∙ BrownGreer PLC ∙ Brunswick GroupBurlington Stores ∙ BWX Technologies ∙ CACI International ∙ Capital One ∙ Cardinal Health ∙ Carilion Clinic ∙ CARITASCarMax ∙ Carolina Panthers ∙ CBRE Group ∙ CBS ∙ CDW ∙ Centra ∙ Cisco Systems ∙ Citigroup ∙ CNN ∙ Coca-Cola Comcast Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery ∙ Computer Sciences Corporation ∙ ConocoPhillips ∙ Corning ∙ CSRA ∙ CSXCummins ∙ CVS Davenport & Company LLC ∙ Deloitte ∙ Denver Broncos ∙ Discovery Capital ManagementDiscovery Communications ∙ Disney ∙ Dominion Resources ∙ DuPont ∙ Elephant Insurance Services, LLC ∙ EMCEstes Express LinesExelon ∙ Expeditors International ∙ Exxon Mobil ∙ Fannie Mae ∙ Ferguson EnterprisesFidelity Investments ∙ First Data ∙ Foot Locker ∙ Ford ∙ Formula One ∙ Fox News ∙ Freddie MacFreeport-McMoRan ∙ Gap ∙ General Dynamics ∙ GE ∙ GM ∙ Genuine Parts ∙ Genworth Financial ∙ Global PartnersGoldman Sachs ∙ Golf Channel ∙ Goodyear ∙ Google ∙ Graybar Electric ∙ Harris Williams ∙ Henry Schein ∙ Hershey Hilton ∙ Home Depot ∙ Honeywell ∙ Hourigan ∙ HP Humana ∙ Huntington Ingalls Industries ∙ IBM ICF ∙ Infrasafe ∙ Insight Enterprises ∙ Intel International Paper ∙ JPMorgan Chase James River Insurance Company Jefferies Group ∙ John Deere Johnson & Johnson Johnson Controls Jones Day ∙ Jones Financial Jones Lang LaSalle Joyner Fine Properties ∙ Kellogg Kinder Morgan ∙ Kinsale Insurance KPMG ∙ Kroger ∙ Lennar ∙ Lincoln Lockheed Martin Long & Foster ∙ Los Alamos National Lab Lyft ∙ ManTech International Markel ∙ The Martin Agency Marriott International ∙ Marsh & McLennan MassMutual ∙ Maximus ∙ MCI ∙ McKesson ∙ Mercedes-Benz ∙ Merck ∙ MetLife MicroBac Laboratories, Inc. ∙ Microsoft Morgan Stanley ∙ Mutual of Omaha Insurance ∙ National Association of Manufacturers ∙ Navy Federal Credit Union Netflix ∙ New York Life Insurance ∙ New York Times ∙ Newell Brands ∙ NextEra Energy ∙ Nike ∙ Norfolk Southern Northrop Grumman Northwestern Mutual ∙ NVR ∙ Oracle ∙ Owens & Minor Paramount Pictures ∙ Patient First Peace Corps ∙ Performance Food Group ∙ Pfizer ∙ PIEtech ∙ Politico ∙ PRA Group ∙ Procter & Gamble Progressive ∙ Quest Diagnostics ∙ Ralph Lauren ∙ Raytheon ∙ RBC Regions Financial ∙ Reynolds American ∙ Riot Games RiverFront Investment Group ∙ S&P Global ∙ SAIC ∙ Scott Insurance ∙ Sentara Healthcare ∙ Serco ∙ Smithfield Foods Southwest Airlines ∙ Spectra Energy ∙ Steel Dynamics ∙ Stryker SunTrust ∙ Symantec Sysco ∙ Target ∙ Tenneco Thompson Hospitality ∙ TIAA ∙ Time Warner ∙ Twenty-First Century Fox Under Armour ∙ UnitedHealth Group Universal Leaf ∙ Universal Studios ∙ UBS ∙ UPS ∙ US Chamber of Commerce ∙ US Department of Justice ∙ US Foreign Service US Congress ∙ US Marine Corps ∙ US Army ∙ US Navy ∙ Vencore ∙ Verizon ∙ VF ∙ Virginia Asset Management ∙ Virginia Credit Union Waste Management Wells Fargo ∙ Williams Mullen ∙ Willis Towers Watson ∙ Wrangler Jeans ∙ Xcel Energy

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 (First Destination) Survey helps Hampden-Sydney measure the effectiveness of our services, so that we may improve and grow to better serve future Tigers.
  • The 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. Class of 2021, if you have not yet completed your First Destination survey, please click the link below or log in to Handshake.

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.

Class of 2021 First Destination 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

SCHEV website

Gordon Wadsworth '10

"At Hampden-Sydney, I found a really amazing home, both in terms of education and in terms of community. The brotherhood--the fraternity in the classical sense--that Hampden-Sydney provided me is something that I will always look back on fondly. It's a place unlike any other."

Gordon Wadsworth '10