Temple University students are set to graduate Friday at the Liacouras Center in North Philadelphia. The class of 2016 is the largest in the University's history, with more than 9,000 students set to get their diplomas today.
Of Temple Class of 2016's 9,341 members, 6,504 will have earned bachelor's degrees, 1,913 graduate, 924 professional.
The class comes from 76 different countries, 49 states, two United States territories and 56 Pennsylvania counties but about 80 percent of the members of the Class of 2016 are from Pennsylvania.
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About 20 percent of the students are from Philadelphia. Nearly 220 students come from the seven ZIP codes that surround Temple's main campus. [[377975151, C]]
The youngest graduate to earn a bachelor's degree is 20-years old, while the oldest graduate is 63-years old.
There are 14 sets of twins in the Class of 2016.
30 graduates will celebrate a birthday on graduation day.
167 graduates are named Michael, by far the most common name throughout the class.
The traditional Temple "T" chair design on the floor requires 1,420 chairs.
As the graduates process in for the ceremony, "Pomp and Circumstance" is played about 25 times.