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May 28, 2002

Commencement facts & figures

By Deb Hammacher

On Monday, May 13, Emory University graduated approximately 3,323 students from the academic year 2001–02. Of those students, 26 received double degrees. Forty-four percent of the graduates were male and 56 percent were female.

Approximately 3,349 degrees were awarded:

• 1,801 undergraduate degrees.

• 1,131 graduate degrees and 416 professional degrees.

• Sixty-eight percent of the graduates are white; 10 percent are black; and 18 percent represent other minorities from the United States.

• There were 318 students from 77 additional countries. Forty-seven states are represented.

• There were 38 degree recipients over the age of 50. The oldest was 60 and earned a master’s in divinity. The oldest bachelor’s degree recipient was a 52-year-old who earned a degree in biomedical sciences, and the youngest was an 18-year-old who earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

• There were 12 military service veterans graduating.

• Thirty-six percent of Emory College (the undergraduate arts and sciences college) graduates finished with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or more.

• The average GPA of Emory College graduates is 3.26.