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June 1, 2021
The Graduating Class of 2021 by the Numbers
College of the Canyons will honor its 2021 graduating class during a special ‘Grad Walk’ celebration, which will be held from June 2 to 5 in the Honor Grove. Each in-person walk-through experience will celebrate the achievements of this year’s graduating class while adhering to state and county health regulations.
“To say the past 15 months have been challenging would be an understatement, yet the Class of 2021 rose above it all, kept going, were resilient, and have so much of which to be proud,” said College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook. “I wish to extend my most heartfelt congratulations to this remarkable and inspiring group of students who will undoubtedly make their mark on the world.”
The class of 2021 has 2,360 students who petitioned for graduation. Graduates represent 104 majors, with 930 students graduating with two or more degrees.
Even after more than a year of learning online, students continued to demonstrate academic excellence. Academically, there are 902 students graduating with honors — requiring a 3.5 GPA or higher — and 123 students with perfect 4.0 GPAs, which grants them the status of valedictorians.
More than half of this year’s graduates (51.7 percent) have completed at least one course at the Canyon Country campus, which opened in 2007.
Many graduates will head to four-year institutions such as Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Los Angeles, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Channel Islands, CSU Fullerton, CSU Fresno, CSU Long Beach, CSU Northridge, CSU Sacramento, Loyola Marymount University, Northern Arizona University, Sacramento State, San Jose State, Texas A&M, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, Knox College, Hofstra University, Ottawa University Arizona, Rutgers University, and University of Texas – Dallas, Washington State University.
“These achievements would be remarkable in any year, but given the past 15 months, the determination, spirit, and focus of these students is particularly worthy of celebrating,” Dr. Van Hook said.