Class of 2011 Profile
Total number of degrees awarded: 1128
Undergraduate day school: 906
Graduate degrees: 184
School of Continuing Education: 38
Undergraduate degrees awarded with Honors:
- Summa Cum Laude: 45
- Magna Cum Laude: 92
- Cum Laude: 122
Most popular undergraduate day school majors:
- Political Science
Graduating seniors who spent time studying abroad: 188
Graduating seniors who participated in internships: 67%
Graduating seniors who engaged in student government/leadership positions: 288
Graduating seniors in the Liberal Arts Honors Program: 117
Graduates named to honor societies: 645
Three students--Yi Cao '11 (East Providence, R.I.), Nicole M. Kenny '11 (Fairfield, N.J.), and Megan E. Moran '11 (West Haven, Conn.) attained "Highest Academic Rank" in the class. Each student received straight A's--for a 4.0 grade point average--throughout her academic career at PC. Cao is a biology major, Kenny is an English major, and Moran is an elementary/special education major.
There are 87 students in the Class of 2011, who share a PC legacy with one or more family members. Fifteen of these students share the closest bond: their mother and/or father is a PC graduate.
Eight students will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army through the College's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) during Commencement Weekend 2011. Four are graduating with distinguished military honors.
For the first time since 2007, employers report a double-digit increase in their spring hiring projections, according to results of NACE's 2011 Job Outlook Spring Update. Employers indicate they plan to hire 19.3 percent more graduates in 2010-11 than they did in 2009-10.
The list of employers who have successfully recruited this year's Providence College graduates is impressive. Employers include: CW28 Providence, EMC Corporation, FactSet Research Systems, Inc., Fidelity Investments, JVC Tanzania, KPMG LLC, Liberty Mutual Group Inc., Nestle USA, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Raytheon Company, Sankaty Advisors, TechTarget Inc., and W.B. Mason.
Boston Public Health Commission, Citizens School National Teaching Fellowship, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Passionist Volunteers International, U.S. Peace Corps, and Youth Service Opportunities Project.
Fourteen members of the Class of 2011 have been accepted for post-graduate studies in medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary, podiatry, and physician assistant's program at the following schools: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pennsylvania State Hershey School of Medicine, Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, New York University Accelerated BSN, Regis College Direct Entry NP Program, Georgetown University BSN Program, Simmons School of Health Sciences, Drexel University Physician Assistant Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and University of Pennsylvania, Post-Baccalaureate Specialized Studies Program.
Graduates also will continue post-graduate studies in business, research, and a host of other professional and academic fields at colleges and universities across the nation including Boston College, Boston University, Bryant University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Middlebury College, New York University, Northwestern University, Penn State, University of Connecticut, and University of Southern California.