100 Celebrities with College Degrees

This is a top 100 celebrity list like none other; instead of the 100 richest, sexiest, or most powerful, we are highlighting something much more important. The top 100 celebrities with a college degree. As we approach spring graduation we need to remember to celebrate the successes in our lives. Earning a college degree is certainly a moment in life that is cause for celebration.

While every college graduate may utilize their degree differently, this list exhibits that even celebrities see the value in a college education. Some of the names on this list will certainly surprise you. Enjoy.

Celebrities with a College Degree

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1. Adam Sandler

    College: New York University
    Degree Earned: Master's in Fine Arts

2. Alan Alda

    College: Fordham University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English

3. Alec Baldwin

    College: New York University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Fine Arts

4. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger
    College: University of Wisconsin-Superior
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Business and International Economics

5. Art Garfunkel

    College: Columbia College, Columbia University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Art History, Master's in Mathematics

6. Ashley Judd

    College: University of Kentucky
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in French

7. Barbara Walters

    College: Sarah Lawrence College
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English

8. Barry Bonds

    College: Arizona State
    Degree Earned: Criminology Degree

9. Bill Cosby

    College: Temple University, University of Massachusetts
    Degree Earned: Master's in Education

10. Brooke Shields

    College: Princeton University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in French Literature

11. Carrie Underwood

Celebrity Carrie Underwood
    College: Northeastern State University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Mass Communications

12. Chevy Chase

    College: Bard College
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English

13. Chris O’Donnell

    College: Boston College
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Marketing

14. Christy Turlington

    College: New York University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts

15. Conan O’Brien

    College: Harvard University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in American History and Literature

16. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    College: Mitchell Community College
    Degree Earned: Associate's in Automotive Technology

17. David Boreanaz

    College: Ithaca College
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Communications

18. David Duchovny

Celebrity David Duchovny
    College: Princeton University, Yale University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's and Master's in English Literature

19. David Letterman

    College: Ball State University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Broadcasting

20. David Schwimmer

    College: Northwestern University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts

21. David Spade

    College: Arizona State University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Business

22. Debra Messing

    College: Brandeis University, New York University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Theater Arts, Master's in Fine Arts

23. Denzel Washington

    College: Fordham University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Theater

24. Dolph Lundgren

    College: Royal Institute of Technology
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering

25. Don Johnson

    College: University of Kansas
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Drama

26. Donald Sutherland

    College: University of Toronto
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Engineering and Drama

27. Donald Trump

    College: University of Pennsylvania
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Finance

28. Dr. Phil McGraw

    College: University of North Texas
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's, Master's and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

29. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Celebrity Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
    College: University of Miami
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in General Studies

30. Edward Norton

    College: Yale University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in History

31. Eva Longoria

    College: Texas A&M University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Kinesiology

32. Forest Whitaker

    College: University of Southern California
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Acting

33. Gabrielle Union

    College: UCLA
    Degree Earned:Bachelor's in Sociology

34. Gloria Estefan

    College: University of Miami
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Psychology

35. Greg Kinnear

    College: University of Arizona in Tucson
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Broadcast Journalism

36. Hill Harper

    College: Brown University, Harvard University
    Degree Earned: Master's of Public Administration and J.D.

37. Howard Stern

    College: Boston University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Communications

38. Hugh Grant

    College: New College Oxford
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English Literature

39. Hugh Hefner

    College: University of Illinois
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Psychology

40. J.K. Rowling

    College: Exeter University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in French and Classical Studies

41. James Earl Jones

    College: University of Michigan
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Drama

42. James Franco

Celebrity James Franco
    College: UCLA
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English

43. Jamie Foxx

    College: United States International University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Music Arts

44. Jay Leno

    College: Emerson College
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Speech Therapy

45. Jennifer Garner

    College: Denison University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Drama

46. Jerry Seinfeld

    College: Queens College
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Theater and Communications

47. Jerry Springer

    College: Tulane University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Political Science

48. Jodie Foster

    College: Yale University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Literature

49. John Krasinski

    College: Brown University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English Literature

50. John Legend

    College: University of Pennsylvania
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English

51. John Lithgow

    College: Harvard University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in History and Literature

52. Jon Stewart

    College: College of William and Mary
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Psychology

53. Julia Stiles

    College: Columbia University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English

54. Katie Couric

Celebrity Katie Couric
    College: University of Virginia
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English

55. Ken Jeong

    College: Duke University, University of North Carolina
    Degree Earned: MD

56. Kenny Chesney

    College: Eastern Tennessee State
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Advertising

57. Kenny G

    College: University of Washington
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Accounting

58. Kevin Costner

    College: California Steve University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Business

59. Kourtney Kardashian

    College: University of Arizona
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Theatre Arts

60. Kristin Bell

    College: New York University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Musical Theater

61. Kristin Davis

    College: Rutgers University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Acting

62. Lionel Richie

    College: Tuskegee Institute
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Economics

63. Lisa Kudrow

    College: Vassar College
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Psychobiology

64. Lucy Lui

    College: University of Michigan
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Chinese Language and Culture

65. Ludacris

    College: Georgia State University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Music Management

66. Maggie Gyllenhall

    College: Columbia University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Eastern Religions

67. Matthew McConaughey

    College: University of Texas at Austin
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Film Direction

68. Mayim Bialik

Celebrity Mayim Bialik
    College: UCLA
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's and PhD in Neuroscience

69. Meryl Streep

    College: Vassar College, Yale University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Drama, Master's in Fine Arts

70. Michael Jordan

    College: University of North Carolina
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Geography

71. Montel Williams

    College: U.S. Naval Academy
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Engineering

72. Natalie Portman

    College: Harvard University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Psycholog

73. Oprah Winfrey

    College: Tennessee State University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Speech and Drama

74. Paul Giamatti

Celebrity Paul Giamatti
    College: Yale University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English, Master's in Fine Arts

75. Paul Simon

    College: Queens College
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English

76. Rachel McAdams

    College: York University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Fine Arts

77. Ray Romano

    College: Queens College
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Accounting

78. Reba McEntire

    College: Southeastern
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Elementary Education

79. Regis Philbin

    College: University of Notre Dame
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Sociology

80. Renée Zellwegar

    College: University of Texas
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English

81. Ron Jeremy

    College: Queens College
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Education and Theater, Master's in Special Education

82. Ron Livingston

    College: Yale University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Theater Studies and English Literature

83. Rowan Atkinson

    College: Oxford University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering

84. Sacha Baron Cohen

    College: Cambridge University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in History

85. Samuel L. Jackson

Celebrity Samuel Jackson
    College: Morehouse College
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Acting

86. Sandra Bullock

    College: East Carolina University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Drama

87. Shaquille O’ Neal

    College: Louisiana State University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in General Studies

88. Sheryl Crow

    College: University of Missouri
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Music Composition

89. Sigourney Weaver

    College: Stanford University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English

90. Spike Lee

    College: Morehouse College
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Mass Communications, Master's in Film and Television

91. Stephen King

    College: University of Maine
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English

92. Steve Carell

    College: Denison University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in History

93. Tim Allen

    College: Western Michigan University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Communications

94. Tina Fey

    College: University of Virginia
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Drama

95. Tommy Lee Jones

    College: Harvard University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in English

96. Vinny Guadagnino

    College: College of Staten Island
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Political Science

97. Wanda Sykes

    College: Hampton University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Marketing

98. Weird Al Yankovic

    College: California Polytechnic State University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Architecture

99. Will Ferrell

    College: University of Southern California
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Sports Broadcasting

100. Zach Braff

Celebrity Zach Braff
    College: Northwestern University
    Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Film

 

 

 

 

 

As we approach spring graduation we need to remember to celebrate the successes in our lives. Earning a college degree is certainly a moment in life that is cause for celebration. Congratulations to all past, present, and future college graduates; whether you are a celebrity or not.

 

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