Missouri State University conferred 543 degrees to students at its 2017 summer commencement Aug. 4 at JQH Arena.
Crunching the numbers
A total of 289 bachelor’s degrees, 236 master’s degrees, 15 doctorate degrees and three specialist degrees were conferred.
Beyond the standard expectations, the university recognized three students for their work with a more rigorous curriculum in Missouri State’s Honors College.
Scholastic honors were given to four students who graduated summa cum laude (with grade point averages of 3.9-4.0 on a 4.0 scale), five who graduated magna cum laude (with GPAs of 3.75-3.89) and 23 who graduated cum laude (with GPAs of 3.5-3.74).