Missouri State University conferred 576 degrees to students at its 2016 summer commencement on July 29 at JQH Arena.
Crunching the numbers
A total of 288 bachelor’s degrees, 279 master’s degrees and five doctorate degrees were conferred.
Beyond the standard expectations, seven students were recognized for their work with a more rigorous curriculum in Missouri State’s Honors College. Scholastic honors were given to seven students who graduated summa cum laude (with grade point averages of 3.9-4.0 on a 4.0 scale), 12 who graduated magna cum laude (with GPAs of 3.75-3.89) and 20 who graduated cum laude (with GPAs of 3.5-3.74).