University holds first August commencement in decades
Written by Associated Press   
Saturday, 10 August 2013 06:51

CINCINNATI (AP) — A university in Ohio will hold its first August commencement ceremony since stopping the practice 34 years ago.

The University of Cincinnati says the end-of-summer ceremony on Saturday marks the graduation of more than 2,000 students.

The school says adding the end-of-summer commencement will provide students with more timely graduation ceremonies. University officials say they are reviving the August commencement after several years of higher enrollment and student retention.

A university release says first- to second-year retention rates have increased from 77 percent to 86 percent over the last 10 years with graduation rates increasing nearly 15 percent in that time.

Enrollment increased more than 27 percent between 2002 and 2012.

End-of-summer commencement ceremonies were previously held at UC from at least the early 1960s to 1979.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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