A record 7,600 students will graduate from OSU on June 15

A record 7,648 students will graduate during a university-wide commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium.

More than 4,100 students are expected to attend the ceremony honoring the university’s 155th class. Participation in the event is free, open to the public and takes place regardless of the weather. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. and no tickets are required. The ceremony will be streamed live in English and Spanish on the commencement website.

7,648 graduates will receive 7,880 degrees. (232 students will receive two degrees). They will join the ranks of OSU graduates who have earned 295,283 degrees in the university’s history.

Steven Jackson, an Oregon State University graduate, former Beavers football player, NFL star running back and philanthropist, will deliver the commencement speech.

The university-wide commencement ceremony on June 15 in Corvallis honors all OSU graduates, including Ecampus and OSU-Cascades graduates. The OSU-Cascades commencement ceremony for graduates attending OSU-Cascades will be held in Bend on June 16. OSU-Cascades students are welcome to attend both ceremonies.

Some facts and figures about Oregon State’s class of 2024:

  • Of the 7,880 degrees that will be awarded, 6,255 will be awarded to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree; 1188, master’s degrees; 254, Doctor of Philosophy degree; 58 years old, doctor of pharmacy degree; 70 years old, doctor of veterinary science degrees; and 11 years old, doctor of pedagogical sciences.
  • OSU’s 2024 graduates represent all 36 counties, 49 states and 75 Oregon counties.
  • A total of 1,709 people identify as Asian; 710, Latin; 298, First Nations, including Alaska Natives; 220, Black or African American; and 156 years of age, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
  • The oldest graduate is 70 years old; the youngest is 19; the average age of students is 26 years.
  • The graduating class includes 194 veterans of U.S. military service.
  • This year, a record 2,073 degrees were awarded to Oregon students in 61 academic degree programs through Ecampus, the university’s online education provider. OSU Ecampus serves students in all 50 states and 60 countries.
  • OSU-Cascades in Bend will award 359 degrees, of which 267 will go to students completing a bachelor’s degree; 44, master’s degrees; and 44, Ph.D. degrees.
  • OSU’s Honors College graduates 251 students.
  • The graduating class includes 1,226 students who were the first in their families to earn a college degree; 4,260 Oregonians; and 3,388 non-resident students, of which 765 are international students.
  • The College of Engineering has the most graduates (1,965), followed by: the College of Liberal Arts (1,185); College of Business (944); College of Sciences (673); College of Health (485); College of Agricultural Sciences (527); College of Forestry (203); College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (211); and the Pedagogical University (62).

by Sean Nealon