BATON ROUGE – LSU recognized 1,729 graduates at the university’s 288th commencement exercises on campus Friday, Dec. 18.LSU’s fall graduating class included the most degrees awarded to African American and Hispanic students during any fall semester.

The 1,729 graduates included 1,285 bachelor’s degrees, 3,337 master’s and professional degrees or certificates and 107 doctoral degrees.The graduates represented 54 Louisiana parishes, 41 states and 48 foreign countries. Fifty-two percent of the class were women, and 48 percent were men. The youngest graduate was 19, while the oldest was 70. Among the graduates were 16 LSU employees who received degrees.

A total of 204 degrees

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