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Sinclair College to Award Record Number of Degrees and Certificates to Highest-Ever Number of Graduates

Sinclair Community College will award a record number of degrees and certificates to an all-time high number of graduates during its 2021 commencement ceremonies on May 6, 2021.  Sinclair is celebrating multiple record-breaking accomplishments for the 2020-21 academic year:

Sinclair College Graduates:

• Record number of Students earning Degrees and Certificates:  6,300+

(24% over last year, 75% increase over the last 10 years)

• Record number of African American Males earning Degrees and Certificates:  700+

(55% over last year, 342% increase over the last 10 years)

Sinclair College Associate Degrees:

• Record number of Associate Degrees:  2,221 

(Up 2% over last year, 9% increase over the last 10 years)

• Record number of Associate Degrees to Women:  1,329

(Up 3% over last year, 15% increase over the last 10 years)

• Record number of Associate Degrees to African American Women:  184

(Up 1% over last year, 44% increase over the last 10 years)

Other Notable Accomplishments:

• Bachelor’s Degree Graduates:  4  

These are the first-ever Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree graduates from any community college in the State of Ohio.  

o Bachelor of Applied Science – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS):  2 

o Bachelor of Applied Science – Aviation Technology/Professional Pilot:  2

• Record Number of High School Students earning Associate Degrees:  53

(Up 12% over last year)

“These tremendous accomplishments were achieved during a global health crisis that presented enormous challenges, but our students, faculty, and staff worked incredibly hard to overcome those hurdles and achieve success,” said Dr. Steve Johnson, President – Sinclair Community College.  “Sinclair remains committed to providing high-quality, affordable, and flexible education for our students to complete their degrees with the skills and training they need for in-demand careers that are aligned with the needs of the region’s employers.”

With one of the lowest tuition rates in Ohio, Sinclair is committed to providing quality education and consistently ranks among the top community colleges in America. Sinclair offers nearly 300 accredited degree and certificate programs, including specialized and technical areas of study that are in high demand in the Dayton region. In addition, Sinclair has multiple opportunities available to earn credentials while working as an apprentice.