WILMINGTON—Thousands of UNCW students are turning their tassels this weekend.
There are more than 1,900 undergraduates, 336 graduates, and five doctorate students.
The university's career center said nearly 93 percent of UNCW graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of completing their undergraduate degree.
Many students said they have enjoyed their time in the Port City.
"To be honest UNCW wasn't my first choice when I applied. I was thinking I was going to transfer and I just totally fell in love with it here. It has been an amazing four years. I couldn't imagine getting my degree anywhere else,” said UNCW Graduate Dustin Clark.
UNCW has the second-highest four year graduation rate among universities in the UNC system.