The number of men receiving the degree of A. B. or S. B. in June, 1889, was 213. Thirty-nine men were associated with the class as special students, and forty-seven others were at various times during the course connected with the class as regular students, but for various reasons failed to graduate.
The geographical distribution as regards birthplace and residence of those receiving degrees is shown by the following table:
New England, 123 126
Middle States, 49 53
Southern States, 5 5
Western States (East of Mississippi River) 19 18
Western States (West of Mississippi River). 10 11
Outside the United States, 7 0
This table is interesting in that it shows the strong tendency of graduates to settle, at least temporarily, in the sections from which they have come to college.
The following table gives the probable occupations of the members of the last four classes, and shows that business and law gets about the same number of men each year, proportionately to the size of the classes:
Class of 1886. 1887. 1888. 1889
Business. 46 53 55 41
Law. 51 60 56 51
Medicine. 53 17 22 12