News Release:

May 10,  2010

Profile of Emory University 2010 Graduates

Emory University graduated approximately 3,906 students from the academic year 2009-10. Of those students, 63 received simultaneous degrees. An approximate total of 3,969 degrees were awarded: 2,017 undergraduate degrees; 1,417graduate degrees; 522 professional degrees and 13 certificates.

Of the graduates, 42.7 percent are male and 57.3 percent are female. 51.9 percent of the graduates are Caucasian; 14.9 percent are Asian/Pacific Islander; 11.6 percent are black; 4.4 percent are Hispanic and 17.2 percent represent other minorities or are of unspecified race from the United States and abroad. There are 532 students from 75 additional countries. Forty-seven states are represented.

There are 45 degree candidates age 50 and older. The oldest degree candidate is age 71 and is scheduled to earn a master of public health. The oldest bachelor's degree recipient is a 59-year-old scheduled to earn a bachelor of science in nursing, and the youngest is a 19-year-old scheduled to earn a bachelor of science in neuroscience and behavioral biology. There are 21 military service veterans graduating.

In Emory College of Arts and Sciences (the main undergraduate college), 45.5 percent of the graduates have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The average GPA of Emory College graduates is 3.38.

NOTE:  These figures are correct as of 2 p.m., May 6. 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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