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Minnesota State Mankato Awards 2,371 Degrees at end of Spring Semester

More than 4,000 degrees awarded during 2014-15 academic year.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 5-8-2015

Mankato, Minn. –Minnesota State University, Mankato will award 2,371 degrees at the end of the spring 2015 semester, with approximately 1,500 students participating in three graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 9 in Taylor Center’s Bresnan Arena.

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

Candidates for graduate degrees will graduate with the college of their affiliation.
Advanced degrees to be awarded include nine doctor of education degrees and four doctor of psychology degrees.

Graduate degrees to be awarded include 83 master of arts degrees, 12 master of fine arts degrees, five master of arts in teaching degrees, 13 master of business administration degrees, nine master of public administration degrees, 135 master of science degrees, two master of music degrees, 11 master of science in nursing degrees and 27 specialist in educational leadership degrees.

To be awarded at the undergraduate level are 115 bachelor of arts degrees, 49 bachelor of fine arts degrees, 16 bachelor of athletic training degrees, 1,633 bachelor of science degrees, 17 bachelor of science in general engineering, 13 bachelor of science in civil engineering degrees, two bachelor of science in computer engineering degrees, 16 bachelor of science in electrical engineering degrees, 29 bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degrees, 31 bachelor of science in social work degrees and 38 associate of arts degrees.

Undergraduate students receiving recognition will include 146 students graduating summa cum laude (3.8 grade point average and higher), 324 students graduating magna cum laude (grade point averages of 3.5 to 3.79) and 239 students graduating cum laude (grade point averages of 3.3 to 3.49).

Total Minnesota State Mankato degrees awarded for the 2014-’15 academic year are 4,058 (including 1,687 degrees awarded in December 2014). (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 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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