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UC Class of 2012 By the Numbers

The number of students applying for graduation is up 14 percent over last spring and is the highest in more than 35 years.

Date: 6/4/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By: Andrew Higley

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati will celebrate All-University Commencement on June 8-9 in three ceremonies, with each ceremony including doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree candidates. All ceremonies will be held in Fifth Third Arena.

  • 2 p.m., Friday, June 8
  • 9 a.m., Saturday, June 9
  • 2 p.m., Saturday, June 9

UC’s Office of Institutional Research reports that 5,521 students applied for graduation this spring, earning

724 associate degrees
3,048 baccalaureate degrees
1,322 master’s degrees
256 doctoral degrees
286 professional degrees
Total degrees: 5,636

The number of students applying for graduation (5,521) is up 14 percent over last spring.

The Class of 2012 includes 220 graduates of Cincinnati Public Schools. It also includes 436 graduates from distance learning programs. Furthermore, 3,175 of the graduates took at least one distance-learning course. Out of the total number of degrees, 2,568 are from fields in the science, technology, engineering, math and medical (STEMM) areas.

373 degrees will be awarded cum laude (representing a grade-point-average between 3.60 and 3.7499)
271 degrees will be awarded magna cum laude (GPA between 3.75 and 3.8999)
152 degrees will be awarded summa cum laude (GPA between 3.9 and 4.0)

The average age of the spring graduate is 27. The youngest graduate is 18. The oldest graduate is 70.

Number of women earning degrees: 3,159 (57.2 percent)
Number of men earning degrees: 2,362 (42.8 percent)

The graduates represent 63 countries, 46 states and 80 Ohio counties. 13.3 percent reflect a minority group; 7.8 percent are African-American; 5.3 percent (291 graduates) are citizens of a country other than the U.S.

Number of graduates who transferred to UC: 1,208
Number of graduates who transitioned to the Uptown campus from UC Blue Ash College or Clermont College to earn baccalaureate degrees: 1,214

Source: Institutional Research