Our 81st Commencement was a celebration of 398 students who were awarded degrees--the largest class in Elms College history. Here are some notable numbers about the class of 2012.

Class of 2012 in Numbers

Mon May 21, 2012

Our 81st Commencement was a celebration of 398 students who were awarded degrees--the largest class in Elms College history. Here are some notable numbers about the class of 2012.

6789 Seats available in the MassMutual Center

2700 Programs printed

1000 Square feet - the size of the backdrop on stage

398 Degree recipients

224 Full-time students

94 Part-time students

181 Bachelor of Arts

131 Bachelor of Sciences

107 Nursing graduates

80 Graduate students earning a master's degree or certificate of advanced graduate study

63 Students from Chicopee

59 Graduates in the social sciences

56 Men in the graduating class - in 2002 there were only 16!

48 Business graduates

21 HCC and Elms College program graduates

39 Education graduates

16 Ferns and flower arrangements decorating the stage

15 Communication sciences and disorders graduates - their largest class!

11 States and U.S. territories represented

7 Feet - the height of the tallest graduate - Aaron Coifman of Venezuela

5 National flags worn by students representing the Dominican Republic, Ivory Coast, South Sudan, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico

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