The Air Force Academy graduated 1,012 cadets on Wednesday.
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The Air Force Academy sent KKTV 11 News the following statistics regarding this year's graduating class:
When They Entered on July 1, 2004:
-1,663 were offered appointments
-1,327 were processed into the Academy
-81.0% or 1077 males
-19.0% or 250 females
-20.0% or 265 minorities
-54.0% or 717 pilot qualified
-14 International students
High School Records of Cadets Accepted into Academy:
-Average GPA: 3.85
-Average SAT scores: 630 Verbal, 652 Math
-Average ACT scores: 28.4 English, 29.4 Reading, 29.5 Math, 28.9 Science
As They Graduate on May 28, 2008
-Men: 828 (81.8%)
-Women: 184 (18.2%)
-Minorities: 186 (18.4%) 47 Black, 64 Hispanic, 59 Asian-Pacific Islander, 16 Native American
-International Students: 12 (one each from Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Korea, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Suriname, Tunisia, Taiwan, and Thailand). Total international grads for all years: 259.
-Average Cumulative GPA: 2.97
-Adjusted Attrition Rate: 311 or 23.2%
-Sets of Twins: 0
-Fourth-Child Graduates: 2
-Third-Child Graduates: 4
-Second-Child Graduates: 48
-Second Generation Graduates: 41
-Posthumous Graduates: 0
-Graduates Going To Pilot Training: 530
-Graduates Going To Combat Systems Operator (Nav) Training: 18
-Graduates Going To Air Battle Manager Training: 4
-Total Rated Officers in Class: 552
Total Graduates For All Years:
(Including Class of 2008)
U.S. Air Force Academy graduates who have attained the rank of general: 484 (215 Active duty, 260 retired, 9 deceased)
Service commitment: Graduates from the Class of 2008 who enter pilot training incur an active duty service commitment of ten years after earning their wings. For combat systems operators, the service commitment is six years after successful completion of training. All remaining graduates incur a five-year active duty service commitment.
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