A slew of local colleges and universities held their commencement exercises over the weekend

05.15.17 | Bob Price

At Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York on Sunda, former president Bill Clinton delivered a speech that centered on social justice, service and inclusion.

Meanwhile, 6,500 Syracuse University students donned their caps and gowns for the school's 163rd commencement ceremony.

The event was held Sunday inside the Carrier Dome.

Some of the recent graduates we heard from say they can't believe college is over, for them.

Corning Community College marked it's 58th annual commencement over the weekend as did Mansfield University,  where 541 students received diplomas for the schools' 152nd graduation ceremony.

A new survey shows entry-level salaries for the graduating class of 2017 is at an all-time high, averaging out to nearly $50,000 per college graduate.