RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- A new report shows that a record number of students earned college degrees in Virginia in the last school year.
The state’s colleges awarded 119,980 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and undergraduate certificates in 2017-18. That’s about 1,000 more awards compared with the previous year.
The number of bachelor’s degrees issued increased from 54,508 in 2016-17 to 54,947 in 2017-18.
The figures were released Friday by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Included in the numbers are 24,655 science, technology, engineering, math and health (STEM-H) degrees. That is also a state record.