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More than 6,600 degrees to be awarded at IUPUI commencement ceremonie


May 7, 2015


INDIANAPOLIS – More than 6,500 students at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will be awarded 6,633 undergraduate and graduate degrees on Mother’s Day, May 10.

One commencement ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. in Halls A-B-C at the Indianapolis Convention Center, followed by a second ceremony at 3:30 p.m.

The morning ceremony is for students receiving degrees from School of Dentistry, School of Education, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Informatics and Computing, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Physical Education and Tourism Management, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Fairbanks School of Public Health, School of Social Work, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus and University Graduate School.

The afternoon ceremony is for students receiving degrees from the schools of Kelley School of Business, School of Engineering and Technology, Herron School of Art and Design, School of Liberal Arts, Lilly School of Philanthropy, School of Science, IUPUC and University Graduate School.

Of the degrees to be awarded to 6547 students, 5,241 will be awarded by Indiana University and 1,392 by Purdue University. Most of the students, 59.5 percent, will be between the ages of 23 and 29.

Among the graduates there will be:

  • Six sets of twins.
  • One set of triples
  • The oldest graduating student is 69.
  • The youngest student graduating is 19.
  • The most numerous degree to be granted is the Bachelor of Arts, 723
  • The second most frequent degree to be granted is the Bachelor of Science, 604.
  • 88 percent of the students graduating are Indiana residents from 88 of Indiana’s 92 counties.
  • There are 481 international students from 101 countries.

Nearly one out of every three graduates, or 32.6 percent, are the first in their families to graduate from college. Some 57.9 percent of the students who are graduating are female and 42.1 percent are male.