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MTI graduates, by the numbers

Mitchell Technical Institute will graduate 434 students at 5 p.m. Friday at the Corn Palace.

The event's keynote speaker is W. Tom Simmons, vice president for public policy, Midcontinent Communications, and the invocation and benediction will be given by 2013-14 Student Body President Reece Yeadon.

Following are some statistics about the graduates.

-434 graduates

-306 associate of applied science degrees

-10 two-year diplomas

-118 one-year diplomas

-First-ever diplomas granted to full-time online students in small business management.

-52 graduates come from 11 states other than South Dakota, including California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming.

-133 students from South Dakota communities, including 62 students Mitchell, and 14 or fewer from each of Sioux Falls, Huron, Rapid City, Yankton, Aberdeen, Gregory, Lake Andes, Emery, Howard, Parkston and Watertown.