News Release: Events, People, Student Life

May 11,  2009

Profile of Emory University Graduates

Emory University graduated approximately 3,810 students from the academic year 2008-09. Of those students, 57 received simultaneous degrees. An approximate total of 3,867 degrees were awarded: 2,011 undergraduate degrees; 1,405 graduate degrees; 443 professional degrees and eight certificates.

Of the graduates, 43.4 percent are male and 56.6 percent are female.  55.2 percent of the graduates are Caucasian; 13.9 percent are Asian/Pacific Islander; 11 percent are black; 3.3 percent are Hispanic and 16.6 percent represent other minorities or are of unspecified race from the United States and abroad. There are 506 students from 78 additional countries. Forty-eight states are represented.

There are 36 degree candidates age 50 and older. The oldest degree candidate is age 61 and is scheduled to earn a master of divinity degree. The oldest certificate candidate is 70 and is scheduled to earn a teaching certificate.  The oldest bachelor's degree recipient is a 58-year-old scheduled to earn a bachelor of science in nursing, and the youngest is a 20-year-old scheduled to earn a bachelor of arts in Middle Eastern and South Asian studies. There are 24 military service veterans graduating.

In Emory College of Arts and Sciences (the main undergraduate college), 43.2 percent of the graduates have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The average GPA of Emory College graduates is 3.35.

NOTE:
These figures are correct as of noon, May 7. The final figures may be different after all final exam data are tabulated. If exact final figures are needed, contact Beverly Clark at 404.712.8780.  

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