Northwestern Set To Graduate More Students This Spring Than Ever Before

Orange City, Iowa — More students are set to graduate this spring from Northwestern College in Orange City than in any previous commencement ceremony at the school.

Northwestern College will award degrees to a record 398 students during its annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. Master of Education degrees will be presented to 143 students, while four students will be the first to earn Master of Arts in counseling degrees from Northwestern. Another 222 students will receive Bachelor of Arts degrees, and 29, Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

Northwestern’s previous spring graduating class record was 377, set in 2021.

Two students will be presented with certificates of completion as graduates of the Northwestern NEXT program, a two-year campus life and learning experience for 18- to 22-year-olds with intellectual or developmental disabilities.