Latin Honors

Graduating seniors are eligible for cum laude designations on diplomas and transcripts if their complete academic records show at least 54 calculable credits at the University and meet the following criteria:

  • cum laude: at least a 3.0 total GPA (grade point average) and a class rank in the 75th percentile or above in the student’s school or college.
  • magna cum laude: at least a 3.4 total GPA (grade point average) and a class rank in the 85th percentile or above in the student’s school or college.
  • summa cum laude: at least a 3.7 total GPA (grade point average) and a class rank in the 95th percentile or above in the student’s school or college.

General graduation honors for students meeting requirements at the conclusion of the summer sessions or the fall semester will be based on the grade point average cut-off points used for the previous spring semester to establish class rank in each school or college.

Please note that the graduation honor designations depend on the GPA of each school or college and that the cut-off points are determined on a yearly basis. The minimum GPA cut-offs listed above are not necessarily the actual cut-off points for any given college or school in any given year.

May 2017

School Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
CAHNR  3.905  3.739  3.590
Business  3.933  3.824  3.748
Education  3.941  3.854  3.808
Engineering  3.936  3.775  3.637
Fine Arts  3.939  3.839  3.761
Continuing Education  3.888  3.660  3.367
CLAS  3.911  3.761  3.591
Nursing  3.959  3.896  3.791
Pharmacy  3.791  3.643  3.494
Ratcliffe Hicks  3.700  3.569  3.423

May 2016

School Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
CAHNR 3.903 3.720 3.590
Business 3.908 3.762 3.674
Education 3.974 3.888 3.852
Engineering 3.916 3.787 3.670
Fine Arts 3.924 3.741 3.613
Continuing Education 3.967 3.640 3.434
CLAS 3.905 3.767 3.621
Nursing 3.957 3.851 3.722
Pharmacy 3.834 3.702 3.599
Ratcliffe Hicks 3.928 3.741 3.682

May 2015

School Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
CAHNR 3.860 3.729 3.550
Business 3.895 3.768 3.659
Education 3.955 3.894 3.826
Engineering 3.898 3.737 3.590
Fine Arts 3.944 3.819 3.677
Continuing Studies 3.903 3.777 3.642
CLAS 3.906 3.740 3.572
Nursing 3.952 3.877 3.801
Pharmacy 3.934 3.773 3.577
Ratcliffe Hicks 3.700 3.400 3.247

May 2014

School Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
CAHNR 3.845 3.654 3.486
Business 3.882 3.751 3.655
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 3.963 3.836 3.696
Education 3.953 3.877 3.802
Engineering 3.909 3.788 3.651
Fine Arts 3.843 3.733 3.630
CLAS 3.896 3.727 3.578
Nursing 3.963 3.835 3.743
Pharmacy 3.882 3.741 3.660
Ratcliffe Hicks 3.700 3.573 3.411

May 2013

School Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
CANR 3.846 3.630 3.534
Business 3.892 3.771 3.676
Education 3.942 3.832 3.785
Engineering 3.896 3.673 3.543
Fine Arts 3.894 3.748 3.667
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
(Formerly Continuing Studies)
3.940 3.841 3.611
CLAS 3.915 3.763 3.601
Nursing 3.943 3.853 3.761
Pharmacy 3.811 3.664 3.547
Ratcliffe Hicks 3.700 3.625 3.395

May 2012

School Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
CANR 3.812 3.620 3.471
Business 3.886 3.764 3.660
Education 3.948 3.850 3.782
Engineering 3.874 3.654 3.492
Fine Arts 3.895 3.718 3.660
Continuing Studies 3.976 3.805 3.676
CLAS 3.894 3.728 3.571
Nursing 3.980 3.900 3.806
Pharmacy 3.865 3.688 3.600
Ratcliffe Hicks 3.700 3.400 3.259

May 2011

School Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
CANR 3.840 3.588 3.444
Business 3.902 3.764 3.669
Education 3.883 3.794 3.721
Engineering 3.819 3.636 3.524
Fine Arts 3.841 3.735 3.670
Continuing Studies 3.830 3.710 3.567
CLAS 3.866 3.684 3.544
Nursing 3.895 3.759 3.694
Pharmacy 3.873 3.670 3.546
Ratcliffe Hicks 3.700 3.592 3.305

For additional information regarding graduation honors, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog.