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
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