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May 4, 2018 - 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 estimate that nearly 34,000 students will earn degrees and college-level certificates during the 2017-18 academic year at Oklahoma state system campuses.

Preliminary information relating to degrees awarded in 2017-18 was gathered in a survey of higher education institutions. Official data will be available later.

Of those graduates, more than 17,275 will receive bachelor’s degrees. The most popular fields of study among students receiving bachelor’s degrees are business administration, psychology and nursing.

Nursing, business and general studies were the programs most frequently selected by the projected 9,068 students earning associate degrees.

An estimated 4,600 students will receive master’s degrees in a variety of fields, most notably in education and business administration.

More than 1,140 students have earned college-level certificates, mainly in the areas of child development, computer science and marketing.

Projections show that approximately 500 students will earn doctoral degrees, while an estimated 1,120 others will receive professional degrees in areas such as law and medicine.

“This is a special time for the thousands of Oklahoma college and university graduates receiving their degrees,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “The State Regents applaud their efforts and wish them well as they embark on the next phase of their lives.”

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.