By Justin Much
June 7th, 2013
Western Oregon University announced that its 2013 graduating class of 1,370 students will be the largest in school history, eclipsing last year’s total by 141 students.
The commencement ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, and WOU’s McArthur Field. Event speakers include David Yaden of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.
This ceremony will also be the first to include Oregon Health & Science University nursing program at WOU graduates, of which there are 31.
The school noted in its demographic breakdown that 82 percent of the graduates are receiving bachelor’s and 18 percent master’s degrees; 36 percent are men and 64 percent women; the youngest graduate is 20 and the oldest is 70, both receiving bachelor’s degrees; 22 percent are married, including six husband and wife graduating teams.
Nine states are represented — Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New York, Washington, Wyoming – and 28 of Oregon’s 36 counties.