Hampshire College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$52,714
3.36% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,087
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.18%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
68.9%
2,090 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
508
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
60.3%
193 Graduates

About

Hampshire College is a higher education institution located in Hampshire County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Hampshire College were Creative Writing (24 degrees awarded), General Art Studies (19 degrees), and Other Film & Photographic Arts (16 degrees).

In 2022, 167 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Hampshire College. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (102 degrees), 5.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Hampshire College is $52,714, which is $24,384 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Hampshire College is $52,714, which is $24,384 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,087.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Hampshire College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$52,714
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Hampshire College was $52,714. The cost of tuition at Hampshire College is $24,384 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$24,087
2022 Value
20.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Hampshire College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,087. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Hampshire College grew by 20.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,226
Room and Board
$850
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Hampshire College was of $13,226 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.58% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $850. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Hampshire College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.18%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Hampshire College was 2.18%, which represents 7 out of the 321 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Hampshire College received 2,090 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 56% annual growth. Out of those 2,090 applicants, 1,440 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.9% acceptance rate.

There were 508 students enrolled at Hampshire College in 2022.

Hampshire College has an overall enrollment yield of 15.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,440
Accepted Out of 2,090

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Hampshire College was 68.9% (1,440 admissions from 2,090 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 75.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 56%, while admissions grew by 43%..

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Enrollment

Hampshire College had a total enrollment of 508 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Hampshire College is 508 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Hampshire College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Hampshire College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.3% White, 14.6% Hispanic or Latino, 8.07% Two or More Races, 7.28% Black or African American, 1.57% Asian, and 0.394% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Hampshire College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.9%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Hampshire College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 508 students. The full-time enrollment at Hampshire College is 508 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Hampshire College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Hampshire College was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Hampshire College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    286 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    74 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    41 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Hampshire College is 56.3% White, 14.6% Hispanic or Latino, 8.07% Two or More Races, 7.28% Black or African American, 1.57% Asian, and 0.394% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 23 students (4.53%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 39 more women than men received degrees from Hampshire College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Hampshire College is white (102 degrees awarded). There were 5.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Hampshire College is Creative Writing (24 degrees awarded), followed by General Art Studies (19 degrees) and Other Film & Photographic Arts (16 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Hampshire College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (25 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (56 degrees), and History (5 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hampshire College are Elementary & middle school teachers (252,735 people), Postsecondary teachers (245,902 people), Other managers (242,295 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (223,108 people), and Secondary school teachers (180,242 people).

The most specialized majors at Hampshire College in 2022 are English (25 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (56 degrees), History (5 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hampshire College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Hampshire College are English (25 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (56 degrees), History (5 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Hampshire College are Elementary & secondary schools (598,659 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (481,775 people), Computer Systems Design (218,656 people), Legal services (185,671 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (184,168 people).

The most specialized majors at Hampshire College are English (25 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (56 degrees), History (5 degrees), Physical Sciences (6 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Hampshire College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 24 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Hampshire College was Creative Writing with 24 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

64
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
103
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 64 degrees were awarded to men at Hampshire College, which is 0.621 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (103).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Hampshire College in Other Film & Photographic Arts, which is 1 times approximately the same the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Hampshire College in Creative Writing, which is 3.8 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 59% of students graduating from Hampshire College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (87.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Hampshire College is Female and Asian (87.5% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7.77% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    102 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Hampshire College is white (102 degrees awarded). There were 5.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

7.19% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    67 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Hampshire College is white female (67 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (35 degrees).

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Operations

Hampshire College has an endowment valued at nearly $39.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−16.4%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Hampshire College had a total salary expenditure of 35.2M. Hampshire College employs 16 Associate professors, 10 Professors and 10 Assistant professors. Most academics at Hampshire College are Female Associate professor (10), Female Professor (6), and Male Associate professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hampshire College are: Service, with 63 employees, Management, with 45 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees.

Endowment

$39.7M
2022 Endowment
28.6%
decline from 2021

Hampshire College has an endowment valued at about $39.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Hampshire College declined 28.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.58M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$17M
2022 Salaries
30.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Hampshire College paid a median of $17M in salaries, which represents 48.2% of their overall expenditure ($35.2M) and a 30.3% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.37M
Instructional Salaries
40
Number of Employees

In 2022, Hampshire College paid a total of $3.37M to 40 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
63 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Hampshire College were Associate professor with 16 employees, Professor with 10 employees, and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Hampshire College were Service with 63 employees, Management with 45 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Hampshire College was Female Associate professor with 10 employees, Female Professor with 6 employees, and Male Associate professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Hampshire College.

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