News Release: Student Life, University News

May 9,  2011

Profile of Emory University 2011 Graduates

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Emory University graduated approximately 3,879 students from the academic year 2010-11. Of those students, 47 received simultaneous degrees. An approximate total of 3,926 degrees were awarded:

  • 2,015 undergraduate degrees;
  • 1,276 master’s degrees;
  • 630 doctoral degrees (professional and research) and
  • five certificates.

Of the graduates, 43.4 percent are male and 56.6 percent are female.

About 49.3 percent of the graduates are Caucasian; 16.1 percent are Asian/Pacific Islander; 10.9 percent are Black; 3.8 percent are Hispanic and 19.8 percent represent other minorities or are of unspecified race from the United States and abroad. There are 557 students from 79 additional countries. Forty-nine states are represented.

There are 32 degree candidates age 50 and older. The oldest degree candidate is age 67 and is scheduled to earn a master of divinity. The oldest bachelor's degree recipient is a 49-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 international studies. There are 25 military service veterans graduating.

In Emory College of Arts and Sciences (the main undergraduate college), 48.3 percent of the graduates have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The average GPA of Emory College graduates is 3.39.

NOTE:  These figures are correct as of 7 a.m., May 9. 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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