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Thousands of Aggies Take Next Step Into the Workforce

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - It's a late spring tradition in the Research Valley: thousands of Aggies celebrate educational achievement and enter the workforce.
From Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12, Texas A&M University is holding its 2018 spring commencement ceremonies in College Station. In all, the university is projecting the presentation of more than 10,000 degrees this spring. The vast majority come from the main College Station campus, with others at various branch campuses.
"Thousands of hard-working individuals of character will be bringing the Aggie core values into the world, setting an example for others to follow," Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young said in an article from the Office of the Provost. "The faculty and staff who support student success are model examples of leadership, committed to graduating students who are well-prepared and committed to meet the challenges in our global society. We celebrate our students' efforts and determination and our extraordinary faculty's contribution to student success. My sincere congratulations to the Aggie Class of 2018!"
Texas A&M will be among the nation's top institutions in number of students graduating in the spring of 2018. In fact, the university projects they will give out the most bachelor's (7,710), master's (1,906), professional (635) and doctoral (226) degrees for any semester at any school in the history of the State of Texas.
According to statistics from the university, in Spring 2018, there were 62,218 students enrolled at A&M's College Station campus and its Health Science Center campus in Bryan. That's a 3.4 percent increase from one year ago. Texas A&M continues to rank among the largest enrollments in the country.
Some of those students have transferred in from Blinn College, which is based in nearby Brenham and has its largest campus in Bryan. On May 10, Blinn held its own spring commencement to honor 845 graduates. Blinn offers two-year degrees and transfer options into four-year colleges. Thousands of Blinn students eventually attend A&M and other universities. Plus, Blinn students will be among those attending classes on the Texas A&M System's new RELLIS campus in Bryan, which will allow them easy transition into other Texas A&M System institutions with classes there.
The Research Valley Partnership congratulates the newest class of Texas A&M and Blinn graduates and wishes them the best of luck as they pursue their careers.

For more information on the higher education institutions here in the Research Valley, visit our page and see the workforce pipeline we have here.