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More than 1,700 Degrees Awarded During Commencement

Summer/fall graduates recognized in two Dec. 12 commencement ceremonies.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office Announcement, 12-14-2015

(NOTE: A KEYC TV news story about the Dec. 12 Minnesota State University, Mankato commencement ceremonies was featured at this link. KEYC TV stories are posted online for a limited time.)


Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato presented 1,740 degrees during summer/fall commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 12 in Taylor Center on the Minnesota State Mankato campus.

Graduates of the College of Arts & Humanities, College of Business and College of Science, Engineering and Technology participated in a 9 a.m. ceremony, and graduates of the College of Allied Health and Nursing, College of Education and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences participated in a noon ceremony.

Graduate-level doctoral degrees presented included three doctor of education (Ed.D.) degrees and one doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) degree.

Graduate-level master’s degrees presented included 69 master of arts degrees, 19 master of arts in teaching degrees, seven master of fine arts degrees, four master of business administration degrees, one master of music degree, 12 master of nursing degrees, four master of public administration degrees, 226 master of science degrees, 28 master of social work degrees and 27 specialist degrees.

Awarded at the undergraduate level were 75 bachelor of arts degrees, two bachelor of athletic training degrees, 31 bachelor of fine arts degrees, one bachelor of music degree, 1,141 bachelor of science degrees, one bachelor of science in computer engineering degree, four bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degrees, eight bachelor of science in electrical engineering degrees, 13 bachelor of science in engineering degrees, 29 bachelor of science in social work degrees and 34 associate of arts degrees.

Undergraduate students receiving recognition included 72 students graduating summa cum laude (3.8 grade point average and above), 191 students graduating magna cum laude (3.5 to 3.79 grade point average) and 197 students graduating cum laude (3.3 to 3.49 grade point average).

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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