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December 2009 All-University Commencement


Get the numbers of UC graduates from summer and fall 2009.

Date: 12/7/2009 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati will hold Commencement exercises for summer and fall graduates at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, in Fifth Third Arena. This marks the fifth year for this December ceremony to recognize students who completed their degrees last summer or this fall.

Over that period, 2,204 UC students applied for graduation as they completed their requirements toward 2,257 degrees (some students earn more than one degree), including

  • 265 associate degrees
  • 1,002 baccalaureate degrees
  • 829 master’s degrees
  • 161 doctoral or professional (law: 3 and medicine: 7) degrees

There are 85 degrees to be awarded cum laude, meaning the graduates had a university grade point average between 3.60 and 3.7499.

There are 76 degrees to be awarded magna cum laude, representing a university grade point average between 3.75 and 3.8999.

There are 31 degrees to be awarded summa cum laude, representing a GPA netween 3.90 and 4.000.

The oldest graduate, earning a bachelor’s degree, is 68. The youngest graduates, one earning an associate’s degree and one earning a bachelor’s degree, are 19.

The number of females earning degrees is 1,217 (55.2 percent).
The number of males earning degrees is 987 (44.8 percent).

The number of degrees representing science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM) is 920.

Nearly 13 percent of the graduates represent a minority group

  • American Indian: 0.5 percent
  • Asian: 2.5 percent
  • African American: 8.4 percent
  • Hispanic: 1.4 percent

The graduates represent 57 countries and 48 states plus Washington, D.C. The two states not included in the Decmber graduating class are Rhode Island and Maine. Eight-and-a-half percent of the graduates report citizenship in a country other than the U.S.

Source: Institutional Research-UniverSIS