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Commencement by the Numbers

Commencement is one of the most exciting times of the year at the University of Arizona. This year’s Commencement is no exception, shaping up to be one of the biggest graduation ceremonies in UA history.

This Friday, the UA will host their 153rd Commencement ceremony. Approximately 4,000 graduating undergraduate and graduate students are expected to attend, in addition to over 40,000 guests. 300 volunteers will also be on hand to assist families and students.

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UA Named One of America's Best Value Colleges by Forbes

Perhaps now more than ever, students and parents alike are asking the question, "is college worth it"? Last year, it ranked as one of Google's most asked questions, topping nearly 300 million hits. Today, many families remain interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree, but only if the school delivers a worthwhile return on investment. 

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Four Questions: The New Workforce Solution

In higher education, employers, parents and students maintain an unspoken expectation that graduates will leave their institutions with workforce-ready skills. With the UA's Commencement ceremony to be held May 12, Melissa Vito, the UA's senior vice president for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and Strategic Initiatives, discusses how the concept of "workforce readiness" has evolved and what that evolution has meant for higher-education institutions.

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