Miami Dade College Graduating 13,000 Students! Congratulations To All Who Earned Diploma

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Miami Dade College is the largest university in the country by far. There isn’t a school even close. It’s a nationwide fact that only 1 out of 4 incoming Freshman will graduate. It’s called retention.

So, for Miami Dade College to issue 13,000 diplomas in one graduating class — it’s a big deal. And that is how many students will walk across the stage at the Watkins Center in Coral Gables. Heads up everyone, there will be tons of caps thrown into the air tonight.

First of all, we want to congratulate all students at all colleges for earning their degrees. This milestone truly is an accomplishment that rightfully brings tears to family members and smiles to teachers.

This isn’t to say that a college degree is necessary.

But it’s a fact that college graduates earn more money.

It’s an accomplishment and good vibes all the way!

Way to go!

Miami Dade College 13K

Granted, MDC is technically  a community college, a slave to the Florida community college system, but the institute issues a bunch of 4-year degrees in Education, Health Science, Business, Public Safety and more.

To graduate 13,000 students in one class in phenomenal.

For comparison’s sake, according to recent figures, FIU will issue 7,000 diplomas, FAU 5,600, the University of Florida, 8,200, and the University of Miami 2,700.

Hate to break this to all the Ivy Leagues in the world, but one plus one still equals two no matter what the school.

In Miami we like pride.

Nothing brings out our pride more than graduating college.

Again, congratulations to all the students EVERYWHERE that will shake the President’s hand tonight, grip that diploma and toss that cap high in the air. You make everyone around you proud!

J.J. Colagrande

J.J. Colagrande has written about Miami culture for fifteen years, first with The Miami Herald, then Miami New Times and Huffington Post.