What Size is a Diploma?

Education is important, and so is your diploma! But what size is a diploma, exactly? Different schools have different requirements, so it’s important to know what you need before you order your cap and gown. Check out this blog post to find out the standard diploma size and how to measure for your own.

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A diploma (from Greek δίπλωμα diploma) is a certificate or deed issued by an educational institution, such as a university, that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study or training. The word diploma also refers to an academic degree earned by completing undergraduate or graduate level coursework at a college or university.

Standard diploma sizes

Most schools offer two standard diploma sizes: 8.5″ x 11″ and 11″ x 14″. Many schools offer both sizes so that you can choose the one that fits your needs.

The 8.5″ x 11″ diploma is the standard size and will fit in most standard frames. It is also the most economical option.

The 11″ x 14″ diploma is a larger size and will require a larger frame. This size is a good choice if you want to display your diploma prominently or if you plan to frame it with other items, such as a graduation photo or your tassel.

Custom diploma sizes

Although high schools and colleges usually print diplomas in standard sizes, you can also order custom diploma sizes.

The most common size for a diploma is 8.5″ x 11″, which is the size of standard printer paper. However, you can order diplomas in many other sizes, including:
-11″ x 14″
-11″ x 17″
-16″ x 20″
-18″ x 24″

To order a custom size diploma, simply select the “custom size” option when ordering your diplomas. You’ll then be able to enter the dimensions you want.


A diploma is a certificate of graduation, typically given to a college or university student. The size of a diploma varies depending on the institution, but is typically around 11″ x 14″.