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PCC's largest graduating class in years, happening tonight

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

This evening at the Tucson Convention Center PCC students will receive their diplomas, and there will be even more graduates today than ever before; it might also be the highest Tucson will see for a while.

In 2013 3,700 graduates will walk the stage today, 100 more than last year. The oldest graduate is 70 years old, the youngest 17.

Pima officials say that this is the same all across the country.  When the economy is bad, community colleges see a spike.  People take classes or get degrees to become more appealing employees.

The record numbers at Pima this year, that won't be the same two or three years from now. 

Graduation tonight is at 7 p.m. 

The question for many is are they staying in Tucson, or going on to a four year school, or going into an industry. 

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