Graduation by the numbers
The Class of 2013 knows how to celebrate. Armed with dazzled mortar boards, silly string and a whole lot of school pride, Marquette's newest batch of alumni took the BMO Harris Bradley Center by storm Sunday morning. They whooped and hollered as university administrators announced each college. One especially ecstatic physical therapy grad even went crowd surfing. It was certainly a day to remember for the 2,033 university graduates. Here's a preliminary look at how the graduating class breaks down.
401 graduate students (90 from the Graduate School of Management and 311 in the Graduate School)
80 dental students
106 health sciences professional students (46 physician assistants and 60 physical therapists)
212 law students
33 earned their Ph.D.
Among the undergrads:
381 from the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
279 from the College of Business Administration
168 from the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication
143 from the College of Engineering
176 from the College of Health Sciences
80 from the College of Nursing
College of Professional Studies: 12 undergraduate students and 36 graduate students
The 10 departments with the greatest number of graduates were: Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Political Science, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Writing-intensive English.
Note: Students in the College of Education typically do not graduate until June, after they have completed student-teaching. They would otherwise be included in this list.