Approximately 600 students are expected to graduate during LSU’s 299th commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 2, in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
At the spring commencement ceremony, a record 4,442 degrees were awarded. The overall class of 2018-19 – students receiving degrees in previous summer and fall commencements combined with the current spring commencement – saw 7,047 degrees awarded, the highest in any academic year ever.
The 1,950 degrees awarded is a new record for LSU’s fall graduation. In addition, the university awarded the most degrees to Asian and Hispanic students ever during a fall semester and awarded the second most degrees to African-American students during any fall commencement.
Of the 607 graduates at summer commencement, 306 earned bachelor’s degrees, 166 earned master’s degrees, seven received a certificate of education specialist, seven received graduate certificates, 13 received post-baccalaureate certificates and 108 received doctoral degrees.
At the spring commencement ceremony, a total of 3,967 degrees were awarded – the third largest amount of degrees awarded in the spring. The overall class of 2017-18 – students receiving degrees in previous summer and fall commencements combined with the current spring commencement – saw 6,497 degrees awarded, the second most ever awarded in an academic year.
August 2014 LSU Graduates