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Monday, 18 June, 2001, 10:31 GMT 11:31 UK
Clintons celebrate Chelsea's graduation
Bill, Chelsea and Hillary Clinton
Chelsea is expected to continue her studies at Oxford
The daughter of the former American President, Bill Clinton, has graduated from university, amid speculation she will continue her studies at Oxford.

Chelsea Clinton was among thousands of students completing their studies at Stanford University in California.


We understand that Oxford is a strong option for her, but nothing is set in tablet stone yet

Oxford University spokesman
Chelsea enrolled at Stanford, just south of San Franciso, in September 1997 and majored in history.

As part of her degree, she completed a 150-page thesis on her father's mediation of the 1998 Northern Ireland peace agreement.

On Sunday, the former president issued a statement endorsing their daughter's achievement.

"Hillary and I are grateful for the friendships and great learning experiences Chelsea had at Stanford, and we are very proud of her on this special day," the statement said.

Oxford ahead?

It has been widely reported that she will follow in her father's footsteps by taking up a place at Oxford University in the autumn.

But the university has refused to confirm the rumours.

"We know she is considering her options and we understand that Oxford is a strong option for her, but nothing is set in tablet stone yet," a spokesman said.

"There's been speculation ever since Bill Clinton opened the Rothemere American Institute at the university," he said.

Mr Clinton studied politics at University College, Oxford between 1968 and 1970 under the Rhodes Scholarship scheme, which helps students from the United States to study at the University of Oxford.

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