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Official and Unofficial Autumn 2017 Commencement Facts

Congrats, class of Autumn 2017! Welcome to the crippling real world!

After all the dust settled, Instagram pictures were taken, and parties were celebrated, the Ohio State University class of Autumn 2017 can rest easy today knowing they will forever be an alumnus of the university. Congrats!!

With that being said, it’s time to take a look at the official stats from commencement on Dec. 17 via a press release from the university.

Total Number of Graduates Receiving a Degree: 3,721

Doctoral Degrees: 225

Professional Degrees: 3

Masters Degrees: 453

Bachelors Degrees: 2,678

Associates Degrees: 360

Certificates: 2

Honorary Degree: The honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree was awarded to Marian Wright Edelman, president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund.

In addition, we were able to get our hands on some unofficial numbers as well. These numbers are estimates.

Grandparents Who Fell Asleep During Commencement Speakers’ Speeches: 420

Students On Their Cell Phones During US Sen. Rob Portman’s Speech: 2,678

Parents Who Missed Their Kid Walking Across The Stage Because A Younger Sibling Had To Go To The Bathroom: 37

Students Who Were Drunk During Commencement: 69

Parents Who Were Drunk At Commencement: 23

Parents Who Used The Program As A Fan Because “It was so hot in that stadium!”: 500

Students Who Held Their Degree High In The Air With One Arm Specifically For An Instagram Post: 3,721

Students We Are So Damn Proud Of For Sticking To College And Not Dropping Out When Times Got Tough: 3,721

Mitch Hooper

Mitch Hooper

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