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April 23, 2014 - Thousands of Oklahomans Receiving College Degrees This Spring

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Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities are producing thousands of college graduates ready to enter the workforce this spring. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education estimates that more than 32,500 students will earn degrees during the 2013-14 academic year at Oklahoma state system campuses.

Preliminary information relating to degrees awarded in 2013-14 was gathered in a survey of higher education institutions. Official data will be available later.

Of those graduates, an estimated 16,500 will receive bachelor’s degrees. The most popular fields of study among students receiving bachelor’s degrees are business, nursing and education.

Business, nursing and general studies were the programs most frequently selected by the projected 10,300 students earning associate degrees.

An estimated 4,700 students will receive master’s degrees in a variety of fields, most notably in education, business and counseling.

Projections show that 400 students will earn doctoral degrees, while approximately 480 others will receive professional degrees in areas such as law and medicine.

“We are very pleased to see so many students graduating from Oklahoma colleges and universities. This is truly a special time for these students,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “These graduates are the future of our state. The State Regents congratulate each one of them for this significant accomplishment and wish them the very best in all of their future career endeavors.”

Distinguished representatives from various fields will deliver commencement addresses during this spring’s graduation ceremonies at Oklahoma’s public institutions.

Ceremonies are listed alphabetically by city and include dates, times, locations and commencement speakers’ names, when available.