Missouri State University conferred 2,651 degrees to students at its 2017 spring commencement May 19 at JQH Arena.
Crunching the numbers
A total of 1,995 bachelor’s degrees, 554 master’s degrees, 93 doctorate degrees and nine specialist degrees were conferred.
Beyond the standard expectations, the university recognized 121 students for their work with a more rigorous curriculum in Missouri State’s Honors College.
Scholastic honors were given to 129 students who graduated summa cum laude (with grade point averages of 3.9-4.0 on a 4.0 scale), 165 who graduated magna cum laude (with GPAs of 3.75-3.89) and 329 who graduated cum laude (with GPAs of 3.5-3.74).