More than 11,000 Arizona State University students — including more than 4,500 Arizonans — along with their friends and family, will celebrate their accomplishments during in-person graduation ceremonies this winter.
This year’s graduation ceremonies will take place between Dec. 9 and Dec. 14. The main undergraduate and graduate commencements are scheduled for Dec. 11 at ASU’s Tempe campus.
Among the more than 11,000 ASU undergraduate and graduate students, nearly 6,000 students are earning degrees from online programs as part of ASU Online. Several are members of the military and non-traditional students who have never given up on their dreams of earning a college education.
Nearly 1,000 students graduating participated in the Starbucks College Achievement Plan. ASU’s dedication to lifelong learning and flexible learning modalities have established the university as a leader in fostering age inclusivity and garnering recognition within the Age-Friendly University Global Network, the release detailed.
About 20% of those graduating are Hispanic students, demonstrating the efforts of a Hispanic-serving institution working to increase the diversity of its student body.
The largest number of students — more than 2,300 — are graduating from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, followed by Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the W. P. Carey School of Business.
The College of Global Futures, the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College saw the largest year-over-year increase in graduates.
Of the overall total, nearly 1,500 are international students, an 11% increase over last fall. Among international ASU Online students, the increase was over 38%, the release stated.
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