The school did not yet have authority to confer degrees.
In 1859, the first master's degree was conferred on a student.
The university conferred 4,225 degrees in the 2009-2010 academic year.
The first graduate students were conferred degrees on May 9, 2009.
The degree was conferred on him by his daughter in her role as Chancellor of the university.
The first degree was conferred upon a female graduate in 1901.
Yale's goal is to confer degrees in only six years.
Since 1960, the school has been conferring degrees on its graduates.
Every year, the department confers 58 undergraduate degrees on average.
The institute, which has 150 students, confers master's degrees in religious studies.