Executive Summary: Information for this report was obtained from the Student Tracking System. The report presents findings intended to provide insight into various characteristics of the 2198 graduates who matriculated during the 1992-93 academic year (Fall 1992 through Summer 1993), 58.7% of whom were females and 41.3% males. Natives (students who began their education at Western as first-time frosh) made up 44.2% of the 1993 graduates, and transfers 54.3%. Most graduates were between the ages of twenty-one to twenty-four years old (63.0%). No graduate was younger than twenty-one years old; the oldest graduate was seventy-three. Current Washington residents made up 94.6% of 1993 graduates. Some 1993 graduates chose not to disclose their ethnicity (6.9%). Of the rest, the majority were white, non-Hispanics (85.1%). Ethnic-minorities made up 7.0% of 1993 graduates, up from 5.3% in 1992. To put a perspective on what that figure means, the enrollment report from the Fall of 1989 was referenced. All other considerations being equal, figures from that report would give some approximation of ethnic graduation rates. And, indeed, in the Fall of 1989 ethnic-minorities comprised approximately 7% of the overall population of Western students. Although only tracked for two years, there appears to be a trend that ethnic-minority students are graduating in the same relative proportion that they are entering Western as frosh. The majority of 1993 graduates matriculated through the College of Arts & Sciences, followed by the College of Business & Economics, the Woodring College of Education, the College of Fine & Performing Arts, Fairhaven College, and Huxley College. The percentage of graduates from the College of Arts & Sciences fell from the 1992 percentage, as did percentages in the college of Business & Economics. All other colleges saw their percentages rise. By referencing the source of college credits (whether taken at Western or elsewhere), it was es
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McKinney, Gary R.; Trimble, Joseph E.; and Andrieu-Parker, Jacqueline M., "A Profile of Selected Characteristics of the 1993 Western Washington University Graduating Class" (1994). Office of Survey Research. Paper 389.