HSDC students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and are drawn from a wide catchment area to all three campuses; Alton, Havant and South Downs. The College has over 5000 full time students studying on a range of A Level and Vocational programmes. In the academic year 2021- 2022, 1052 students applied to higher education; 7 secured places at Oxbridge, with an average conversion rate 4% above the national average; 6 within Medicine, Veterinary and Dentistry and 174 at Russell Group universities.
Through our two A Level Centres of Excellence, we offer over 30 A Levels in a wide range of robust subjects with a 98-99% pass rate, reinforcing our outstanding progression to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities further. As a flagship T Level provider and one of the first in South Hampshire, our vocational centre offers decades of experience, superb links with employers and excellent, nationally recognised, technical education. Our student cohort is made up of the most vulnerable and underrepresented groups nationally, including 2252 Uni Connect and Outreach Hub students who are supported closely by the Southern Universities Network and our own Progression Mentors.