(Cincinnati, Oh.)-- Over 6,000 students received their degrees from The University of Cincinnati Saturday, in two separate ceremonies.

The graduations held at Fifth Third Arena, were spit up because of the large amount of students in UC's spring class, the highest on record.

The University handed out 6,380 degrees Saturday. High enrollment numbers and retention rates at UC played a role in building up the large graduating class.

Graduation rates at the University have increased 16 percent in 10 years.