By the Numbers: McDaniel College Class of 2017

Photo of McDaniel College Commencement ceremony
May 19, 2017

Curious about the Class of 2017? What were their top choices of majors? Where did they study abroad? How many states and countries are represented among the graduates? Here is a close-up view of McDaniel’s newest alumni, by the numbers.

Total number of degrees (bachelor’s and master’s):  660

Number of master’s degrees conferred Aug. 2016-May 2017:  278

Number of master’s degree candidates May 2017 with McDaniel (or WMC) B.A.s:  23

Number of bachelor’s degrees conferred Aug. 2016-May 2017 (incl. Budapest):  382

Number of legacy graduates (parent or grandparent McDaniel grad): 11

College Scholars (Honors Program graduates): 22

Summa Cum Laude graduates: 13

Magna Cum Laude graduates: 51

Cum Laude graduates: 54

Number of different majors, graduate and undergraduate:  53

Top five majors:  Exercise Science and Physical Education, Psychology, Business Administration, Political Science and International Studies, Communication

Student-designed majors: Human Services and Deaf Studies-Language and Culture

UG Graduates with most majors: 3 students with 3 majors

Most Jan Terms: 1 student with 4 Jan terms

Graduates range in age from 20 to 59 years old

Study Abroad in 29 countries: Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam

Flags of 17 countries represented at today’s Commencement: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominica, Ethiopia, France, Hungary, India, Italy, Mexico, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Yemen

Graduates hail from 26 states and the District of Columbia, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia

Number of McDaniel Europe (Budapest, Hungary) graduates: 

Dec. 2016 graduates in Budapest - 3
May 2017 graduates in Budapest - 17

Number of Education minors:  15

Number of B.E.S.T. graduates:  14