After doing a bit of research, the Young America's Foundation found what should be a surprise to few. They found the commencement speakers were overwhelmingly liberals. This is a trend that has now lasted at least 16 years. That is as long as the Young America's Foundation have been doing this research.
"College campuses have one thing that remains constant: administrators snuff out conservative ideas. How else to explain, for the 16th year in a row, liberal speakers dominating the list of graduation ceremonies? It’s worth repeating. For the past 16 years—the time period Young America’s Foundation has been keeping tabs—a disproportionate number of commencement speakers at our nation’s top colleges and universities have been liberal ideologues, big donors to liberal causes, and members of the “drive-by” media.
This year is no different. Using U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the nation’s top colleges and universities, Young America’s Foundation found that commencement ceremonies were dominated by those on the Left, while conservative representation was shabby, at best."