Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Summer commencement ceremony held

KINGSVILLE - August 04, 2006

Contact: Julie Navejar
kajam03@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

It’s been a long hot summer, but it is over for 276 graduates who marched across the stage at the Steinke Physical Education Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, to receive their degrees.

Bachelor’s degrees were awarded to 177 students and master’s degrees were given to 89 students. Ten students received doctoral degrees.

When they entered the university, 236 of the graduates were from Texas, five were from other states and 35 were from other countries.

Bexar County had the highest number of graduates with 55, followed by Kleberg with 50, Nueces with 23, Hidalgo with 17 and Jim Wells with 15. Fifty-three percent of the graduates were male. Minority students made up 60 percent of the class.

The average age of bachelor’s graduates was 28 years old. The average age of a student receiving a master’s degree was 31 and the average age of students receiving a doctorate was 41. The youngest graduate was 21 with the oldest at 59.

Of the 157 bachelor’s graduates, 73 entered the university as first time freshmen and 104 entered as transfer students.

Six of the graduates were university employees and 48 were from Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio.

The College of Arts and Sciences had the most bachelors’ graduates with 60. It was followed by the College of Business Administrationwith 46, the College of Education with 29, the College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences with 23 and the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering with 19.

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