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Citadel News Service
3 May 2008

Class of 2008 Profile

South Carolina Corps of Cadets
Class of 2008 profile


Total members: 470

  • December 2007 graduates, May 2008 candidates for graduation and estimated August 2008 candidates for graduation
  •  20 active duty military personnel (17 men and three women)
  • 2 veteran students

South Carolina Corps of Cadets data
Men: 417
Women: 31
Total: 448

African American: 40
Asian/Pacific Islander: 6
Hispanic: 21
International: 9
White: 372

What They Studied
Top 3 majors: Business administration (156), Criminal Justice (59), engineering (49).

Military Officer Commissions
Totals by branch (projections for calendar year 2008) 
Army: 88 

Air Force: 13

*Marines: 32
Cadets: 26
Active duty: 6

*Navy: 19
Cadets: 12
Active duty: 7
*The Citadel offer two programs for active duty enlisted Marines and sailors to earn a bachelor degree and an officer commission. 

 Alumni Parents 

  • 19 alumni parents and three alumni grandfathers presented diplomas to cadets during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets Commencement. Click here for a list of names.
  • Six alumni parents (one from The Citadel Graduate College and five from the Corps of Cadets) will present diplomas to their children during The Citadel Graduate College Commencement on Sunday, May 4, in McAlister Field House. Click here for a list of names.

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