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April 16, 2015 - 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 33,400 students will earn degrees during the 2014-15 academic year at Oklahoma state system campuses.

Preliminary information relating to degrees awarded in 2014-15 was gathered in a survey of higher education institutions. Official data will be available later.

Of those graduates, nearly 15,000 will receive bachelor’s degrees. The most popular fields of study among students receiving bachelor’s degrees are business, nursing and biology.

Nursing, business and general studies were the programs most frequently selected by the projected 10,700 students earning associate degrees.

An estimated 6,200 students will receive master’s degrees in a variety of fields, most notably in education, counseling and business.

Projections show that approximately 500 students will earn doctoral degrees, while more than 1,000 others will receive professional degrees in areas such as law and medicine.

“This is truly a special time for the thousands of students earning a degree and graduating from our state’s public colleges and universities,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “These graduates are the future of our state, and the State Regents congratulate each one of them on this 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.