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University Awards 2,334 Degrees at End of Spring Semester

Nearly 2,000 bachelor's degrees and more than 300 graduate degrees and certificates awarded.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 5-4-2017

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato will award 2,334 degrees at the end of the spring 2017 semester, with approximately 1,500 students participating in three graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 6 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.

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 include four doctor of education degrees.

Graduate degrees to be awarded include 85 master of arts degrees, 20 master of fine arts degrees, five master of arts in teaching degrees, nine master of business administration degrees, nine master of public administration degrees, 184 master of science degrees, one master of music degrees, two master of science in nursing degrees, one professional science master’s degree and 26 specialist in educational leadership degrees.

To be awarded at the undergraduate level are 88 bachelor of arts degrees, 45 bachelor of fine arts degrees, two bachelor of music degrees, 13 bachelor of athletic training degrees, 1,653 bachelor of science degrees, 28 bachelor of science in general engineering, 34 bachelor of science in civil engineering degrees, nine bachelor of science in computer engineering degrees, 24 bachelor of science in electrical engineering degrees, 130 bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degrees, 31 bachelor of science in social work degrees and 30 associate of arts degrees.

Undergraduate students receiving recognition will include 121 students graduating summa cum laude (3.8 grade point average and higher), 315 students graduating magna cum laude (grade point averages of 3.5 to 3.79) and 314 students graduating cum laude (grade point averages of 3.3 to 3.49).

(NOTE TO EDITORS: 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 15,110 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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