By the Numbers: The Class of 2012

On Saturday, May 19, McDaniel College seniors will graduate, leaving the Hill for other pursuits.


Who are the Class of 2012?


Average age: 21.7, ranging from 20 to 31 years old.


Of the graduating class, 16% transferred in after freshman year.


Twenty-three percent of seniors are first-generation college students.


Sixty-three percent of graduates are from Maryland.  Of these, 31% are from Carroll County, which Montgomery, Baltimore, Frederick, and Howard Counties next most represented.


The top 5 other states represented in the class of 2012 are PA, NJ, NY, VA, and MA, in that order.


The top 5 minors in order: Writing, Sports Coaching, Spanish, Sociology, and a tie between Education and Art.


Eleven-percent of 2012 graduates are Psychology majors, and another 11% will be graduating with an EPE degree.  The next most popular majors are English, Business Administration, Communication, and Political Science and International Studies.


(Information courtesy of Bruce Ault, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment)



Who were the Class of 2012 when they entered as freshman?


Twenty-eight percent of the class of 2012 were in the top 10% of their high school graduating class.  Eighty-eight percent were in the top 50%.


Seventy-eight percent of the graduates went to public high schools.


The ratio of men to women was 49:50.


Minority students made up 17% of the population.


Of the 432 first-year students enrolled as the class of 2012, 128 of them were in National Honor Society.  There were 34 organization presidents and 99 athletic captains.  Over half of them participated in community service.


(Information courtesy of Betsy Beveridge, Senior Assistant Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions)