NewsEducation / April 27, 2017

Indiana University To Award Record Number Of Degrees

Indiana University To Award Record Number Of Degrees

President Michael A. McRobbie will preside over IU's commencement ceremonies.

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More than 20,000 degrees, a record number, will be awarded at seven Indiana University campuses during commencement ceremonies May 5 to May 14.

IU President Michael A. McRobbie will preside over the ceremonies, at which a total of 20,531 degrees will be awarded. Four of IU's seven campuses -- IU Bloomington, IU East, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and IU Kokomo -- achieved commencement records.

Graduates come from all 92 counties in Indiana, all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and 133 countries. Seventy-two percent of graduates are Indiana residents, 56.2 percent are women, 25.9 percent are first-generation college students and 70.1 percent are Indiana residents.

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