ASU Boasts Largest Ever Fall Graduation Class

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ASU Boasts Largest Ever Fall Graduation Class

It’s an exciting week at Arizona State University, with thousands of graduates taking the stage to take the next step toward their bright futures.

Living up to it’s status as the largest university in the nation, ASU presented 6,814 graduates with their degrees this week. This is the largest fall graduation class in the school’s history, surpassing last years 6,125 undergraduate and graduate students completing their degree in the fall.

Another milestone is the number of students graduating through the assistance of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, a program designed to allow Starbucks employees to earn an online degree for free at ASU.

With enrollment and retention rates rising, it’s possible that next fall’s numbers will be even greater. ASU welcomed it’s largest freshman class ever this past fall, with more than 11,500 freshmen kicking off their college careers across ASU’s five campuses in the state.

Last year, ASU boasted the highest number of graduates in one academic year, with over 21,000 students accepting their degrees in the 2015-2016 school year.

At the commencement ceremony in Tempe, ASU President Michael Crow delivered a speech in which he encouraged graduates to defeat widespread ignorance and develop sustainable solutions for our world.

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