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Utah State University Celebrates More than 6,800 Total Graduates in 2021

More than 5,600 undegraduate students from 48 states and 66 countries, and 1,200 graduate students, will graduate in 2021 with a degree from Utah State University.

Due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, USU has revised its 134th commencement ceremony in Logan and at all graduation events at its statewide campuses this spring. A general virtual commencement ceremony will be broadcast Wednesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. via YouTube. The YouTube link will be posted on USU’s commencement web page the day of the ceremony. College convocations will be held Thursday, May 6, and Friday, May 7. Specific times and further information has been posted on the Logan campus commencement schedule page.

“We celebrate this significant accomplishment during a year with many challenges, but it cannot quell our Aggie spirit of togetherness,” said President Noelle E. Cockett. “The class of 2021 has shown remarkable resiliency. It has been an incredible privilege and humbling opportunity to serve as president during this time in our history.”

USU Commencement Statistics (Spring 2021)

Numbers of degrees (undergraduate):

  • Certificates: 192
  • Associate: 1,272
  • Bachelor’s: 4,587

Graduate School Grads

  • Master’s: 1,063
  • Doctorate: 130
  • Education Specialist’s: 11

Geographic origin (undergraduate):

  • Foreign countries: 66 (Top 3: Mexico, 25; China, 19; Canada, 14)
  • U.S. states (not including Utah): 48

Ethnicity (undergraduate):

  • American Indian/Alaskan native: 103
  • Pacific Islander: 23
  • Asian: 369
  • Black, non-Hispanic: 47
  • White, non-Hispanic: 4,806
  • Multicultural: 147
  • Not Specified: 169

Gender of graduates (undergraduate):

  • Female: 3,170
  • Male: 2,288
  • Nondisclosed: 2

Most popular degrees (undergraduate):

  • Economics (434)
  • Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (327)
  • Psychology (179)
  • Mechanical Engineering (160)
  • Computer Science (135)
  • Integrated Studies (134)
  • Marketing (127)
  • Kinesiology (122)
  • English (123)
  • Elementary Education (117)

Number of degrees awarded to first-generation students:

  • Associate: 364
  • Bachelor’s: 811

USU majority campus (total 5,660 undergraduate students):

  • Logan/Main: 3,787
  • USU Eastern 401
  • USU Blanding: 124
  • Salt Lake: 171
  • Brigham City: 154
  • Uintah Basin: 123
  • Kaysville: 110
  • Tooele: 64
  • Southwest: 63
  • Orem: 71
  • Moab: 38
  • International: 286
  • Out-of-State: 268

Valedictorians:

  • College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences: Jeffrey Austin
  • Caine College of the Arts: Amber Archibald
  • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services: Maegyn Ipsen
  • College of Engineering: Joshua Ward
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Anny Spencer
  • Jon. M. Huntsman School of Business: Jack DeSpain
  • S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources: Maria Catalano
  • College of Science: Nicole Anderson

Wynne Thorne Research Award: Ronald Sims, College of Engineering

Faculty University Service Award: Joyce Kinkead, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Researcher of the Year Award: Regan Zane, College of Engineering

Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year Award: Brian Champagne, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Mentor of the Year Award: J.R. Dennison, College of Science

Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Award: Breanne Litts, Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Eldon J. Gardner Teaching Award: Heloisa Rutigliano, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Cazier Lifetime Achievement Award: Ryan Dupont, College of Engineering

E.G. Peterson Extension Award: Kathleen Riggs, Extension

Distinguished Teaching Awards:

  • Caine College of the Arts: Sara Bakker
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Jeannie L. Johnson
  • College of Engineering: Jackson Graham
  • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services: Kimberly H. Lott
  • Jon M. Huntsman School of Business: Bret D. Crane
  • S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources: Mark Chynoweth
  • College of Science: Mike Christiansen

More information can be found at usu.edu/commencement.

CONTACT

Emilie Wheeler
News Director
University Marketing and Communications
435-797-0744
emilie.wheeler@usu.edu


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