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Record-Setting 11,235 Students Graduate from OSU

Walker Evans Walker Evans Record-Setting 11,235 Students Graduate from OSUOgonna Ononye graduates with a B.A. in Journalism and is headed to graduate school at OSU for a Master's in Public Health — Photo via The Ohio State University Facebook Page.
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The Ohio State University celebrated its largest graduating class of all time yesterday when a whopping 11,235 students accepted their diplomas during an event held at Ohio Stadium. The class heard from Commencement Speaker Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

Over 7,900 bachelors degrees, 1,700 masters degrees and 880 professional degrees were handed out yesterday.

According to a study completed in 2014, the national average for student loan debt is $28,950. That means that collectively, the 11,235 graduating students likely represent approximately $325 million worth of student loan debt.

As these young millennials make the transition from student to young professional, some are destined to leave Columbus for work, while others likely to stay to find a job. For those who are on the fence, it’s worth noting that Columbus was recently ranked as the #7 city for Young Professionals thanks to solid median salaries, low unemployment rates, low cost of living, and high regional job growth. 

For more information, visit news.osu.edu.

Photo via The Ohio State University Facebook Page.

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