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Citadel News Service

 

For Release
May 2001

The Class of 2001 at a glance

The Citadel has a 60 percent graduation rate--a statistic that indicates what percentage of students earn their undergraduate degree four or five years after entering the institution. Despite the rigors of a military-style program, The Citadels four and five-year graduation rates have consistently been the highest among all state colleges and universities in South Carolina.

The more than 300 cadets who are candidates for graduation for the Class of 2001 come from 32 states and eight other countries. South Carolina is the most heavily represented state in the class with 145 students followed by Georgia (25), Florida (22) and North Carolina (15).

Candidates for graduation reflect The Citadel's strength in business and engineering in the choice of majors. The Class of 2001 includes 113 business administration majors, 34 political science majors, 25 history majors, 18 civil engineering majors, 18 criminal justice majors, and 11 biology majors.

Demographically, the Class of 2001 includes 10 women and 366 men. That includes cadets who completed their degree requirements in December, this month and those who will complete their work in August. The racial composition includes 257 whites, 10 African Americans, 11 Hispanics, 10 international students, five Asians and one American Indian.

Roughly 107 members of the members of the Class of 2001 are candidates to receive a commission in the U.S. Armed Forces with the following distribution: Army--32, Air Force--43, Navy/Marines--32.

In addition to the first full class of women graduates, the Class of 2001 has among its members:

  • Cadet Crystal Spring of Jackson, Wyo. She is believed to be the first cadet with two degrees and a triple major in computer science, French and German. After graduation, Spring will become a Navy pilot.
  • Mother and son graduation candidates Evelyn and Judson Todd of Mount Pleasant, S.C. Evelyn Todd is getting a master's degree in clinical counseling from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies on May 6. Her son will graduate from the Corps of Cadets with a bachelor's degree in psychology on May 12.

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