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Majors and Degrees

Degrees awarded at Western Carolina University in 2014-15
Bachelor's 2,077
Master's 518
Doctoral 38
Total 2,633

Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2014-15
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. 10%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. 8%
Psychology, General. 6%
Business Administration and Management, General. 4%
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. 4%

Bachelor’s Degree Recipients’ First-destination Survey Results

Graduates of Western Carolina University follow many paths in their first year after receiving their degree. We asked about their first destination after graduation using the following question:

Your plans for next year: please indicate the best description of your plans following graduation.


Graduates were asked to select only their primary activity that best matched their plans after graduation. Some graduates may pursue multiple options at the same time, which is important to keep in mind when reviewing these results. 23% responded and their answers are shown in the chart below