University Awards 2,335 Degrees at End of 2018 Spring Semester

Degrees awarded include more than 2,100 bachelors, nearly 400 masters, 21 associates and 11 doctorates.

May 02, 2018 |

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato awarded 2,335 degrees at the end of the spring 2018 semester, with approximately 1,600 students participating in three graduation ceremonies on campus Saturday, May 5 in Taylor Center’s Bresnan Arena.

Students in the colleges of Arts & Humanities and Science, Engineering & Technology took part in the 9 a.m. ceremony; those in the colleges of Allied Health & Nursing and Education participated in the noon event; and students in the colleges of Business and Social & Behavioral Sciences graduated in the 3 p.m. ceremony.

Live-streaming captioning services is available on demand for each ceremony.

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

Advanced degrees awarded includde nine doctor of education degrees and two doctor of nursing practice degrees.

Graduate degrees awarded include 105 master of arts degrees, eight master of accounting degrees, three master of arts in teaching degrees, 10 master of business administration degrees, 15 master of fine arts degrees, three master of music degrees, eight master of public administration degrees, 206 master of science degrees, seven master of science in nursing degrees, one professional science master’s degree and 25 specialist in educational leadership degrees.

Awarded at the undergraduate level were 84 bachelor of arts degrees, one bachelor of applied science, 34 bachelor of fine arts degrees, 1,669 bachelor of science degrees, 25 bachelor of science in general engineering degrees, 15 bachelor of science in civil engineering degrees, 10 bachelor of science in computer engineering degrees, 19 bachelor of science in electrical engineering degrees, 22 bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degree, 34 bachelor of science in social work degrees and 21 associate of arts degrees.

Undergraduate students receiving recognition included 140 students graduating summa cum laude (3.8 grade point average and higher), 313 students graduating magna cum laude (grade point averages of 3.5 to 3.79) and 280 students graduating cum laude (grade point averages of 3.3 to 3.49).

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

More information about the Minnesota State Mankato spring commencement is at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.