UNR graduation rate continues to climb

Reported by: Alyx Sacks
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Updated: 5/16 8:43 am
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Over the next two days 2,251 University of Nevada, Reno students will strut across the stage to receive degrees and certificates. The University has seen a 23% increase in graduates since 2007. University Associate Vice President of Enrollment Melisa Choroszy says the enrollment is getting more and more diverse each year and the University is only planning on seeing enrollment continue to increase.

The first of three ceremonies is Friday morning for undergraduates, followed by an evening ceremony for advanced-degrees, and the final ceremony for undergraduates on Saturday morning. During UNR's Commencement ceremonies 512 advanced-degree certificates and 1,739 bachelor degrees will be awarded.

Last year, the University instituted two ceremonies for undergraduates as opposed to one like the years prior to better accommodate the growing crowd sizes.

The average age of graduates this year is 25-years-old. The youngest graduate is 19 and the oldest is 87.

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8:14 a.m. undergraduate ceremony will be the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Education and Division of Health Sciences.

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. the advanced-degree ceremony for master's and doctoral degrees for all colleges.

Saturday, May 17 at 8:15 a.m. undergraduate ceremony will be the Reynolds School of Journalism, College of Liberal Arts and College of Science.

Free parking is available at the Whalen Parking Complex and the West Stadium Parking Complex, both are off of Virginia St.

Live stream video is available online follow the link by clicking here.
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