Penn State Mark

Graduation with Distinction

Distinction at graduation (policy 88-00) is awarded to baccalaureate degree candidates with:

  • at least 60 credits (30 credits for associate degree candidates) earned at Penn State
  • minimum of a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average
  • are in the top 12% of a college's graduating class

The distinction table is created in September for the coming fall, spring semesters and summer session, based on the grade-point average information of previous graduates.

Baccalaureate Degrees Conferred Fall 2013 - Summer 2014

College

Distinction
High
Distinction
Highest
Distinction
Abington College
3.74
3.89 3.97
Agricultural Sciences
3.70
3.83 3.95
Altoona College
3.82
3.91 3.98
Arts and Architecture
3.77 3.86 3.94
Bachelor of Philosophy
3.79
3.88 3.96
Behrend College
3.69
3.83 3.94
Berks College
3.80
3.91 3.97
Capital College
3.85
3.94 3.99
Communications
3.73
3.83 3.93
Earth and Mineral Sciences
3.78
3.88 3.96
Eberly College of Science
3.84
3.91 3.98
Education
3.89
3.95 4.00
Engineering
3.76
3.87 3.95
Health and Human Development
3.78
3.86 3.94
Information Sciences and Technology
3.77
3.86 3.95
Nursing 3.87 3.93 3.99
Smeal College of Business
3.79
3.87 3.94
The Liberal Arts
3.78 3.88 3.96
University College
3.79
3.88
3.96

Associate Degrees Conferred, Fall 2013 - Summer 2014

Distinction High Distinction Highest Distinction
3.72 3.85 3.96