Missouri State University conferred 1,554 degrees to students at its fall 2018 commencement Dec. 14 at JQH Arena.
Crunching the numbers
Students earned a total of 1,187 bachelor’s degrees, 354 master’s degrees, 12 doctorate degrees and one specialist degree.
Beyond the standard expectations, the university recognized 26 students for their work with a more rigorous curriculum in Missouri State’s Honors College.
Several hundred students received scholastic honors:
- 53 students graduated summa cum laude (with grade point averages of 3.9-4.0 on a 4.0 scale)
- 87 students graduated magna cum laude (with GPAs of 3.75-3.89)
- 161 students graduated cum laude (with GPAs of 3.5-3.74)