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Hampshire At A Glance

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At Hampshire, your education focuses on personalized, independent work, close collaboration with faculty, and the belief that the questions that drive you should drive your education.

Total Number of Enrolled Students: 1,400
Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Average Size of Class: 15
Endowment: $40 million
Annual Operating Budget: $56 million
Number of Full-time Faculty: 114
Number of Alumni/ae: 12,356
Alumni/ae who have Completed Graduate Degrees*: 50+ percent
Students of Color / International Students: 24 percent
Faculty of Color: 26 percent
Faculty with Ph.D. or Other Terminal Degree in Their Fields: 93 percent
Average Student Debt upon Graduation, 2012 Graduates: $20,085
Typical Length of Study: 8 semesters to graduation
Retention (First Year to Second Year): 82 percent
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 67 percent

*based on alumni survey information


Hampshire College is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to award the Bachelor of Arts degree. Membership in the association indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

Hampshire College is an independent, not-for-profit institution.

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