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IPEDS ID: 166018
OPE ID: 00466100
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Hampshire College
893 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001
General information:  (413) 549-4600
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,376 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Mission Statement
  The mission of Hampshire College is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, inquiry, and ethical citizenship that inspires students to contribute to knowledge, justice, and positive change in the world and, by doing so, to transform higher education.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty13731
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$42,900$44,700$46,625$48,0653.1%
Books and supplies$700$750$750$7500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,180$11,620$12,030$12,4503.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,180$11,120$11,120$10,450-6.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$55,480$57,820$60,155$62,0153.1%
Off Campus$55,480$57,320$59,245$60,0151.3%
Off Campus with Family$44,300$46,200$48,125$49,5653.0%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid135092%————
Grant or scholarship aid34691%$8,264,523$23,886
Federal grants9124%$483,313$5,311
Pell grants9124%$367,313$4,036
Other federal grants308%$116,000$3,867
State/local government grant or scholarships328%$73,942$2,311
Institutional grants or scholarships34490%$7,707,268$22,405
Student loan aid20754%$1,416,775$6,844
Federal student loans20754%$1,122,674$5,424
Other student loans174%$294,101$17,300
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,26685%$30,417,609$24,027
Pell grants35324%$1,536,586$4,353
Federal student loans81555%$5,053,246$6,200
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$31,142$36,334$36,197
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$17,349$23,475$25,684
$30,001 – $48,000$20,063$26,161$22,476
$48,001 – $75,000$25,245$26,887$27,864
$75,001 – $110,000$27,667$31,828$31,158
$110,001 and more$38,815$40,120$40,110
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,376
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment47
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 68%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 15%
Out-of-state: 81%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants2,6719531,718
Percent admitted67%61%70%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%20%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 78%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 84 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 75%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 54%
6-year: 64%
8-year: 64%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 63%
6-year: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 76%
Female: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 60%
Asian: 69%
Black or African American: 86%
Hispanic/Latino: 83%
White: 74%
Two or more races: 71%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 85%
Non-resident alien: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agriculture, General3
Food Science2
Category total5
Architecture and Related Services
Category total3
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies1
African-American/Black Studies3
American Indian/Native American Studies0
American/United States Studies/Civilization3
East Asian Studies2
Ethnic Studies2
European Studies/Civilization0
Gay/Lesbian Studies1
Latin American Studies3
Near and Middle Eastern Studies0
South Asian Studies0
Women's Studies2
Category total17
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Behavior and Ethology5
Biology/Biological Sciences, General19
Neurobiology and Anatomy4
Category total28
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies1
Category total1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General8
Category total8
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science7
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design3
Category total10
Education, General12
Category total12
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing25
English Language and Literature, General10
Category total35
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1
Category total3
Health Professions and Related Programs
Public Health, Other7
Category total7
History, General8
Category total8
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General4
Category total4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0
Category total0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General4
Category total4
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology1
Cognitive Science3
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis6
International/Global Studies6
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution0
Category total16
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies9
Category total9
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Outdoor Education2
Sports Studies2
Category total4
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies4
Category total8
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3
Physical Sciences0
Physics, General2
Category total5
Psychology, General14
Category total14
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General1
Category total1
Social Sciences
Economics, General4
International Relations and Affairs0
Political Science and Government, General3
Urban Studies/Affairs4
Category total26
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation8
Dance, General5
Design and Applied Arts, Other7
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General14
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other26
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other27
Music, General13
Category total100
Grand total328
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 3
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $19,251
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
Other DivisionMenWomen
Track and Field, X-Country1311
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education5/1/1974 -  Accredited
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible71320
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible71111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate1.9%3.2%2.5%
Number in default696
Number in repayment308274238
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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