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Spring Commencement 2019 by the numbers

Six schools and colleges confer a total of 996 degrees

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Written by Staff on May 30, 2019

Jubilant students, sporting graduation gowns, sunglasses and hard-earned diplomas, gathered in ceremonies across campus for CU Anschutz Spring Commencement last week.

The 996 degrees conferred marked the largest-ever spring graduating class at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The main, all-campus commencement ceremony took place at Boettcher Commons under sunny skies on May 24.

Graduates toss caps 2019

Graduates toss their caps into the air in celebration after the main commencement ceremony at Boettcher Commons.


Families and friends joined in the celebration to honor 996 new graduates in our schools and colleges.

Here’s a by-the-numbers breakdown:

Graduate School: 114

  • Master of Science degrees: 58
  • Doctor of Philosophy degrees: 48
  • Master of Science in Clinical Science: 8

School of Medicine: 204

  • CHAPA: 43
  • Master of Science in Medical Science: 3
  • MD: 158

College of Nursing: 277

  • DNP: 19
  • Master of Science in Nursing : 59
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 199

Colorado School of Public Health: 170

  • Master of Public Health: 168
  • Doctor of Public Health: 2

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: 137

  • Doctor of Pharmacy: 137

School of Dental Medicine: 94

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery: 79
  • Master of Science in Dental Medicine: 15

Photos by Jessica McNamara and Rob King.

Topics: Education