Executive Summary: Information for this report was obtained from the Student Tracking System. The report presents information intended to provide insight into various characteristics of the 2073 graduates who matriculated during the 1991-92 academic year, 58.6% of whom were female and 41.4% male. Natives (students who began their education at WWU as first-time freshmen) made up 45.6% of the 1992 graduates, and transfers 51.6%. Most graduates were between the ages of twenty-one to twenty-four years old (61.9%). There were no graduates younger than twenty-one years old; the oldest graduate was fifty-nine. Current Washington residents made up 95.7% of 1992 graduates. White, non-Hispanics made up 86.2% of the 1992 graduates, and ethnic-minorities 6.1%. This contrasts with ethnic-minorities comprising 5.5% of graduates in 1991, 5.7% of graduates in 1990, and 5.9% of graduates in 1989. To put a perspective on what that figure means, the enrollment report from the Fall of 1988 was referenced. All other considerations being equal--the percentage of transfers, the number of quarters needed to graduate, etc.--it was felt that figures from that report would give a fair approximation of ethnic graduation trends. And, indeed, in the Fall of 1988 ethnic-minorities comprised approximately 6% of the overall population of WWU students. The majority of 1992 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 1992 graduating class overwhelmingly earned Bachelor of Arts degrees (74.1%). The least earned degree was Bachelor of Fine Arts, earned by two graduates. When analyzed by gender, it was found that the Woodring College of Education, the College of Fine & Performing Arts, and Fairhaven College all had a preponderance of female graduates, while males made up the majority of graduates onl
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McKinney, Gary R.; Trimble, Joseph E.; and Andrieu-Parker, Jacqueline M., "A Profile of Selected Characteristics of the 1992 Western Washington University Graduating Class" (1993). Office of Survey Research. Paper 401.