Graduates at a glance

• Undergraduate degree candidates range in age from 20 to 58, with a median age of 23 and an average age of 28. Fifty-six percent are younger than 25;

• Sixty-five percent are female;

• Racial and ethnic diversity mirrors the campus as a whole, with 10 percent of degree candidates coming from U.S. minority groups and 1 percent from foreign countries;

• Twenty-one percent are alumni of Brown County high schools, with Preble (16), Bay Port(13), Southwest (nine), West (eight), with Ashwaubenon, De Pere, East, West De Pere (all seven) and Pulaski (six) leading the way;

• Degree candidates come from Wisconsin and 15 other states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan,Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee;

• Flags designating the various nations of origin of this semester’s graduates will be carried in the opening procession. Along with students from the United States, the December 2011 graduating class includes individuals from Egypt, Honduras, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Romania and Sweden; as well as the sovereign Native American nations of the Lac Courte Oreille Ojibwe, Lac du Flambeau Chippewa (Ojibwe), Menominee, Oneida and Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican;

• Thirty percent completed an associate’s degree prior to attending UW-Green Bay. Thirty-five of these degrees came from the UW Colleges, while another 30 came from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College;

• Business Administration is the most popular major for December undergraduate degree candidates, with 13 percent of potential grads earning degrees in that major. Other majors graduating 5 percent or more of students are: Interdisciplinary Studies (12percent), Nursing (9 percent), Human Biology (7 percent), Psychology (7 percent), Elementary Education (5 percent), Human Development (5 percent) and History (5 percent).

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