The university held its 27th semi-annual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City on July 12 and celebrated the graduation of more than 5,500 graduates. The university awarded 3,085 undergraduate and 2,456 graduate degrees in business, information technology, K-12 teacher education, and healthcare professions, including nursing. Graduates reside in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, as well as Armed Forces personnel stationed overseas.
Under Secretary of Education, Ted Mitchell, delivered the commencement address. Students who were not able to attend the ceremony were able to watch the event via live video stream on the WGU website.