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Hampden-Sydney College

Political Science and Government, General (45.1001)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Political Science & Govt, General
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BA
2010 CIP Code: 451001

Credit HoursProgram Offered
On-Campus:YesYes
Off-Campus:YesNo

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18444624
2018-19444520
2019-20455920
2020-21535220
2021-22411932

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 3,109

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)




The table to the right provides the degree award history of each the last five years, disaggregated by state residency. This breakout may may help explain why a relatively low percentage of program completers may appear to be working in Virginia.



Program Graduates by Domicile
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateTotal
2017-1817724
2018-1915520
2019-2012820
2020-2113720
2021-2224832
Five Year Summary8135116
Distribution by Gender and Race/Ethnicity within Five-year Totals,


YearForeign/ InternationalAfrican Am. or Black (NH)Am. Indian/ Native Am. (NH)Asian/ Pacific Islander (NH)HispanicWhite, Caucasian Am. (NH)Multi-Race (NH)Unknown/ Unreported (NH)Total
Sum of the Last 5 Years19001164971116



Wages Earned in 2020

The table below shows the wage data for the select program and places it in the context of all wages at the same degree level of this institution by graduates with at least three (3) quarters of employment.





Post-Completion Wage Outcomes
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2009-10 (10 years)14537%$47,001$76,169$118,242
2011-12 (8 years)14440%$51,862$74,576$92,884
2014-15 (5 years)11639%$45,386$57,106$79,394
2016-17 (3 years)8241%$25,583$46,721$64,742
2018-19 (18 months)9447%$29,895$37,334$47,997



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2012-13 to 2016-175673.7%$ 26,125$ 37,036$ 40,949$ 54,078
2013-14 to 2017-186173.5%$ 19,294$ 36,292$ 38,118$ 46,792
2014-15 to 2018-196673.3%$ 19,300$ 36,006$ 40,767$ 58,720
2015-16 to 2019-206675.0%$ 19,302$ 36,006$ 41,969$ 56,009
2016-17 to 2020-216973.4%$ 25,496$ 37,720$ 42,527$ 54,296
Note: Student borrowing at graduation, excludes PLUS loans, in five-year rollups. Includes all known institutionally-processed borrowing occuring at all public and nonprofit institutions in Virginia. Debt accrued outside Virginia in prior postsecondary activity is not available.
Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation, Including Parent-PLUS and Grad-PLUS
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2012-13 to 2016-175673.7%$ 26,145$ 46,523$ 55,066$ 80,660
2013-14 to 2017-186173.5%$ 19,294$ 44,700$ 50,776$ 78,476
2014-15 to 2018-196673.3%$ 19,300$ 45,547$ 53,618$ 78,528
2015-16 to 2019-206675.0%$ 19,302$ 49,143$ 56,498$ 90,504
2016-17 to 2020-217074.5%$ 26,720$ 52,586$ 58,421$ 88,412


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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