Dec. 9: Minnesota State Mankato to Award 1,772 Degrees at End of 2023 Fall Semester

December 06, 2023 | News Story

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato will award 1,772 degrees to 1,617 students at the end of the fall 2023 semester, with approximately 700 students planning to participate in commencement ceremonies scheduled for 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, Dec. 9 in Taylor Center’s Bresnan Arena on the Minnesota State Mankato campus.

(NOTE TO EDITORS: The number of graduates does not equal the number of graduates because some students earn more than one degree.)

Graduates of the College of Allied Health and Nursing and College of Business will participate in the 9 a.m. ceremony. Graduates of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, College of Education and College of Humanities and Social Sciences will participate in the noon ceremony. Each ceremony will be approximately 90 minutes long.

There are no restrictions on numbers of guests attending the ceremonies for each graduate. Live-streaming captioning services will be provided for each ceremony.

Candidates for graduate degrees will graduate with the college of their affiliation.

Advanced degrees to be awarded by Minnesota State Mankato at the conclusion of the fall semester include four doctor of education degrees, six doctor of nursing practice degrees and one doctor of school psychology degree.

Graduate degrees to be awarded include 37 master of arts degrees, 10 master of accounting degrees, 10 master of arts in teaching degrees, 13 master of business administration degrees, four master of fine arts degrees, 202 master of science degrees, 30 master of social work degrees, three professional science master’s degrees, 33 specialist in educational leadership degrees and 69 graduate certificates.

Degrees to be awarded at the undergraduate level include 29 bachelor of arts degrees, 20 bachelor of business degrees, one bachelor of computer application development degree, 14 bachelor of fine arts degrees, 1,099 bachelor of science degrees, 25 bachelor of science in integrated engineering degrees, two bachelor of science in civil engineering degrees, four bachelor of science in computer engineering degrees, three bachelor of science in electrical engineering degrees, 15 bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degrees, 32 bachelor of science in social work degrees, 32 associate of arts degrees and 74 undergraduate certificates.

Undergraduate students receiving recognition include 270 students graduating summa cum laude (3.8 grade point average and higher), 176 students graduating magna cum laude (grade point averages of 3.6 to 3.79) and 207 students graduating cum laude (grade point averages of 3.4 to 3.59).

More information about the Minnesota State Mankato fall commencement is at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,635 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 26 colleges and seven universities.

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