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Sunday, May 06, 2018 12:10 pm

Ohio State's spring 2018 class tops 11,900, setting record

Associated Press

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University's spring class has broken another record.

The university says it will award 11,907 degrees during spring commencement Sunday, setting a record for the fourth consecutive year. The event is being held in Ohio Stadium at noon.

Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is delivering the commencement address to the 2018 graduating class. She tells The Columbus Dispatch that new graduates "know more about the world and feel more connected to the world in positive ways" than classes of past generations.

The university attributes the record-sized classes it's been graduating in recent years to its efforts to attract top students and to work to retain them throughout their college careers.