Record 11,907 grads get degrees today at OSU

Associated Press


Ohio State University’s spring 2018 class has broken another record.

The university says it is awarding 11,907 degrees during spring commencement today, setting a record for the fourth consecutive year. The event is being held in Ohio Stadium at noon.

Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is delivering the commencement address to the 2018 graduating class. She tells The Columbus Dispatch that new graduates “know more about the world and feel more connected to the world in positive ways” than classes of past generations.

The university attributes the record-sized classes it’s been graduating in recent years to its efforts to attract top students and to work to retain them throughout their college careers.

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