100 Celebrities with College Degrees

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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 Martin

College: University College London
Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Greek and Latin

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

##: Emma Watson

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

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: Medical Degree

56. Kenny Chesney

College: East Tennessee State University
Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Advertising

57. Kenny G

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

59. Kourtney Kardashian

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

62. Lionel Richie

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

63. Lisa Kudrow

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

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 Gyllenhaal

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

##. Martha Stewart

College: Barnard College
Degree Earned: European and architectural history

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 of Fine Arts in Drama

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 Psychology

73. Oprah Winfrey

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

74. Paul Giamatti

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

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 Celebrity Zach Braff

99. Will Ferrell

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

100. 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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