Facts and figures: Commencement, May 2011
NUMBER OF GRADUATES
• About 850 eligible to participate in Commencement exercises on Saturday
• About 675 have signed up to actually participate, to “march” in cap and gown
• Breaking down those numbers… as of May 2, the 848 “eligible” breaks down as follows: 715 students had registered to complete their degree requirements by the end of spring semester; another 133 intend to complete requirements this summer. (Projected graduates of both May and August are eligible to participate in the May 14 ceremony.)
• Of the 848 students, 94 % (or 793) are undergraduate degree candidates. The remaining 55 are master’s degree candidates.
• The number of undergraduate degree candidates (793) is an all-time record, up 8 % from last year.
• The number of master’s degree graduates is up 31% from last year.
• Undergraduate candidates range in age from 19 to 73, with a mean average of 26 years old. 30% of the undergraduate candidates are 25 or older.
• For master’s degree candidates, 53 of 55, or 96% are 25 or older. The master’s candidates range in age from 24 to 58, with a mean average of 33.
Over two-thirds (68% or n=537) of the undergraduate degree candidates are women and a larger proportion (87% or n=48) of the graduate degree candidates are women.
• The master’s candidates include 3 Native Americans, 1 Asian American and 1 Hispanic American, with a total of 9% of master’s candidates representing minority backgrounds. The undergraduate candidates include 68 students of color (9% of the total) from a range of backgrounds: 24 Asian American, 15 Native American, 9 Mexican or Hispanic American, 9 African American, and 11 from multiple racial or ethnic categories.
• Graduates represent various nations of origin including Cameroon, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, the Philippines, Thailand, United Kingdom, Zambia and the United States.
• Sovereign American Indian nations represented among the graduates include the Chippewa Cree (Bad River Tribe); Menominee, Oneida and Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican.
• Graduates come from 27 U.S. states
FIELDS OF STUDY
• Majors with the largest number of eligible candidates listed in the printed Commencement booklet are: Business Administration, 122; Psychology, 94; Human Biology, 86; Interdisciplinary Studies, 77; Human Development, 65; Nursing, 47; Communication, 45; and Elementary Education, 38; Accounting, 30.
• Among the 55 master’s degree candidates, the breakdown is as follows: Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning (a master’s for educators), 23; Social Work, 19; Management, 9; Environmental Science and Policy, 4
• Area high schools are well-represented among potential graduates. Almost a quarter (24% or n=192) of the undergraduate degree applicants completed high school in Brown County, WI.
• Schools with 10 or more alumni applying to graduate this May or August:
- Green Bay Preble, 48
- Green Bay East, 26
- Manitowoc Lincoln, 23
- Green Bay Southwest, 19
- Bay Port, 18
- Ashwaubenon, 17
- Green Bay West, 17
- Pulaski, 17
- Hortonville, 12
- West De Pere, 12
- Luxemburg Casco, 11
- Sheboygan North, 10
- De Pere, 10
- Seymour, 10