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Where in the world is the Class of 2020?

May 8, 2020

We’ve always known the Badger community is global. That’s never been truer than this spring, when the coronavirus pandemic sent most UW–Madison students back to their hometowns and home countries to complete their coursework online. The Class of 2020 alone represents 48 U.S. states and territories and 53 countries. As we celebrate spring commencement, here’s a visual representation of where graduates call home.

A map-based infographic showing the geographic distribution of members of the class of 2020.

View a larger version of this graphic. The Class of 2020 includes 8,223 total degree recipients: 6,103 bachelor’s degrees, 1,261 master’s degrees and 859 doctoral degrees. The graduates come from 53 different countries and 48 U.S. states and territories. 61.7% are from Wisconsin and 13% are international students. Source: Office of the Registrar