Oregon public universities graduate record number of students

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Oregon's seven public universities graduated 20,000 students in 2011-12, a record boosted by an 11% increase in bachelor's degrees.

That suggests the state is on track to meet one element of its ambitious goal to raise educational attainment levels: the drive to have 40 percent of young Oregonians hold a bachelor's degree by 2025.

The main reason Portland State, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and the state's four smaller public universities graduated more students: Beginning in about 2007, as the economy soured, they enrolled a lot more students, including more freshmen from Oregon, said Bob Kieran, assistant vice chancellor of institutional research and planning.

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