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A Math Grad's Delight: UC Commencement by the Numbers


The University of Cincinnati will confer more than 2,000 degrees at Commencement on Aug. 9. More than half the graduates are female, nearly half are getting a master's degree and more than a thousand are in the science, technology, engineering, math or medical fields.

Date: 8/4/2014 12:17:00 PM
By: Tom Robinette
Phone: (513) 556-1825
Photos By: Dottie Stover, UC Creative Services

UC ingot   Take a by-the-numbers look at the more than 2,000 students who have applied to graduate at the University of Cincinnati's Summer Commencement 2014, according to the Office of Institutional Research.
Student at commencement
The class of August 2014 includes 2,039 students eligible to graduate.


TYPE OF DEGREE

For the first time in 35 years, all levels of degrees will be given at the August Commencement. The class of August 2014 includes 2,039 students eligible to graduate. They are earning:
  • 245 associate degrees
  • 747 bachelor's degrees
  • 939 master's degrees
  • 134 doctoral degrees
  • Total: 2,065 (some students earn multiple degrees)
GEOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN
  • 57 countries are represented, including the U.S.
  • 48 states are represented.
  • 1,023 graduates are from Ohio, representing 62 counties and accounting for 59 percent of graduates.
  • 64 graduates are from Cincinnati Public Schools.
  • 507 graduates transferred to UC as undergraduates.
  • 412 graduates transitioned to UC's Uptown Campus from the regional campuses – UC Blue Ash College and Clermont College.
  • 559 students graduated from a distance-learning program, and 1,579 graduates took at least one distance-learning course.
GENDER RATIO
  • Female: 58 percent
  • Male: 42 percent
AGE RANGE
  • Overall youngest graduate: 18 years old (associate degree)
  • Youngest bachelor's degree recipient: 19
  • Overall oldest graduate: 70 (doctoral degree)
  • Average age of graduates: 29.4
ETHNICITIES

Minorities accounted for 16.5 percent (337 students) of this summer's graduates.
  • Asian: 3.6 percent
  • Black: 8.5 percent
  • Hispanic: 2.4 percent
  • Multi-racial: 1.6 percent
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander race: 0.1 percent
  • White: 63.3 percent
INSTITUTIONAL AID
Graduate with Bearcat statue
This year's ceremony will be the first time in 35 years all levels of degrees will be given at the August Commencement.

  • 1,306 graduates received some form of institutional aid (64.1 percent).
STEMM DEGREES
  • 1,050 graduates are in the science, technology, engineering, math or medical fields.
VETERANS
  • 86 graduates are registered with Veterans Programs & Services.
FIRST GENERATION
  • 208 graduates are first-generation college students.
HONORS
  • Summa cum laude (grade point average between 3.9 and a perfect 4.0): 19
  • Magna cum laude (GPA between 3.75 and 3.8999): 45
  • Cum laude (GPA between 3.6 and 3.74999): 62
CEREMONY DETAILS

Information about the ceremony – including when to arrive, where to park, how to take part via social media and more – is available online.

MORE TO LEARN

Further information is available on the Commencement website.