LSU recognized 1,986 graduates at the university’s 300th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 20. The 1,986 degrees awarded is a new record for LSU’s fall graduation. The fall graduating class represented 55 Louisiana parishes, 42 states and 39 foreign countries. The youngest graduate was 19, while the oldest was 61 years old.
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