September 1, 2009

TO:         Deans, Associate Deans of Graduate Affairs
cc.           Graduate Coordinators

FROM: Henry Frierson

RE:          Data concerning graduation rates Summer 2008-Spring 2009

You may be interested in reviewing these data concerning the number of graduate degrees awarded for the Summer 2008, Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 terms.

On the other hand, please note the consistency in the large number of degree applicants who do not actually receive the degree during the term of the application.  This situation places a significant burden on academic unit, college and graduate school staff who deal with editorial and degree certification processes.

Any suggestions you might have to decrease the number of unnecessary applications each term would be appreciated.  Thank you.

The Graduate School
University of Florida