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16 Famous Celebrities Who Went to Community College

by Tim Brunicardi on August 29, 2018

Community Colleges often get a bad rep, but many successful (and even famous) people have enjoyed the many benefits of attending a community college.

Check out this list of famous people who decided Community College was a great option for their situations.

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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American Rapper, Songwriter, Singer, Actress, and Producer

School: Borough of Manhattan Community College

Major: Broadcasting

Net Worth: $60 million

Most Well-Known ForLatifah gained mainstream success and acclaim with her performance in the film "Chicago" and has since been in movies such as, "Girls Trip," "22 Jump Street," and "Joyful Noise."

About Going to College: "You couldn’t live in my house and not go to college." - Queen Latifah


Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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Dominican-American Professional Baseball Player

School: Maple Woods Community College

Major: Unknown

Net Worth: $110 million

Most Well-Known For: Current first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB).

About Recognizing Your Own Greatness: "You know your talent. You know if you work hard, your hard work is going to pay off one day." - Albert Pujols


Guy Fieri

 Guy Fieri | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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American Restaurateur, Author, Game Show Host, and an Emmy Award Winning Television Personality

School: American River College, College of the Redwoods

MajorHospitality Management

Net Worth: $8.5 million

Most Well-Known For: He co-owns three restaurants in California and is the host of Food Network's, "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives."

About Starting College Early: "When I was a sophomore in high school, I made a deal with my parents: If I went to the junior college in our town and took French and got a B or better, they would let me go to France... So I took French in junior college during my lunch break while I was in high school. My mom would drive me. I was only 15. Then at 16-and-a-half years old, I got on a plane, flew to Paris... I came back and that was it. I didn't even go back to high school, I went straight to college." - Guy Fieri


Halle Berry

Halle Berry | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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American Actress

School: Cuyahoga Community College

Major: Journalism

Net Worth: $80 million

Most Well-Known For: Played the role of Storm in the "X-Men" series.

About Picking Your Major: "...One of my teachers said, 'I think you should be an actor. I think you've got some talent.' And I thought 'Well, I don't really want to be an actor. I want to be a journalist. I'm gonna go to college and I'm gonna be a journalist. I like to write.'" - Halle Berry


Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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American Actor, Filmmaker, Musician, and Political Figure

School: Los Angeles City College

Major: Unknown

Net Worth: $375 million

Most Well-Known For: Directed and acted in "Million Dollar Baby" and "Gran Torino."

About Using Your Brain: "God gave you a brain. Do the best you can with it. And you don't have to be Einstein, but Einstein was mentally tough. He believed what he believed. And he worked out things. And he argued with people who disagreed with him. " - Clint Eastwood


Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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American Football Quarterback

School: Butte College

Major: Undeclared

Net Worth: $30 million

Most Well-Known For: Current quarterback for the Green Bay Packers

In a Letter to His 17-Year-Old Self: "Having to go the junior college route will be humbling. I'm better than this, you'll think. Heck, even Mom won't think Butte College is a good idea at first ... [But] here's the thing: You're gonna gain so much confidence at Butte ... And you will realize your NFL potential after being coached by an incredible QB mind in coach Jeff Tedford. Listen and take notes." - Aaron Rodgers 


Walt Disney

Walt Disney | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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American Entrepreneur, Animator, Voice Actor and Film Producer

School: Metropolitan Junior College

Major: English

Net Worth: $5 billion

Most Well-Known For: He co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion picture production companies in the world thanks to their innovative animation and the cartoon character Mickey Mouse.

About Pursuing Your Dreams: "All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney


Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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American Actor, Producer, and Narrator.

School: Los Angeles City College

Major: Unknown

Net Worth: $150 million

Most Well-Known For: His iconic deep voice, his roles in "Million Dollar Baby," "The Dark Knight" triology, and "The Shawshank Redemption."

About His Talented Teacher: "I went to school to learn how to be an actor... I had a voice and diction instructor who was very good at his job." - Morgan Freeman


Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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Austrian-American Actor, Filmmaker, Businessman, Investor, Author, Philanthropist, Activist, Politician, and Former Professional Bodybuilder and Powerlifter

School: Santa Monica College

Major: English --- although he later obtained a B.A. in International Fitness Marketing & Business Administration

Net Worth: $300 million

Most Well-Known For: Former governor of California, and "The Terminator" series.

About Getting Inspired: "I had so much fun in that  [ESL] class, and we had so much help from that teacher, that I was so inspired." - Arnold Schwarzenegger


Amy Tan

Amy Tan | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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American Best-Selling Author

School: San Jose City College

Major: English -- later she got a B.A. in English and Linguistis, followed by her M.A. in Linguistics

Net Worth: $900,000

Most Well-Known For: "The Joy Luck Club" and other works

About Choosing Your Destiny: "... Theoretically you can choose your destiny. And you can enter a pathway that will lead you to your different destiny. One of those being education. So your destiny—you may have been born poor and among people who didn't have a college education, but that's not your fate." - Amy Tan


Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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American Actor and Filmmaker

School: Chabot College

Major: Theatre

Net Worth: $350 million

Most Well-Known For: "Toy Story", "Forrest Gump", and "Saving Private Ryan".

About How College Changed Him: "I drove past the campus a few years ago with one of my kids and summed up my two years there this way: 'That place made me what I am today'" - Tom Hanks


Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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American Entrepreneur and Business Magnate

School: De Anza College

Major: Undeclared

Net Worth:  $10.2 billion

Most Well-Known For: Pioneer for the personal computer revolution, and co-creator of the Macintosh iPod, iPhone, iPad, and the first Apple stores.

About Life Choices: "I believe life is an intelligent thing: that things aren't random." - Steve Jobs


George Lucas

George Lucas | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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American Filmmaker and Entrepreneur

School: Modesto Junior College

Major: Film

Net Worth: $5.2 billion

Most Well-Known For: Creator of "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" series

About Deciding on College: "I didn't like school... but right before I graduated I got into a really bad car accident... I decided to take education more seriously and go to a community college." - George Lucas


EILEEN COLLINS

Eileen Collins | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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Former NASA Astronaut and United States Air Force Colonel

School: Corning Community College

Major: Math --- later she got a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, and a M.S. in Operations Research.

Net Worth: $1.9 million

Most Well-Known For: First female shuttle commander who commanded the historic STS-114 "Return to Flight" mission, the first after the Columbia tragedy.

About Choosing a Major: "My father wanted me to be an accountant. Maybe he wanted me to do his income taxes for him, I don't know. But I went on in math and science at a community college, and then my last two years in college I majored in math. I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do, specifically what type of career field I was going to go into, I just knew that I wanted to, pursue that interest." - Eileen Collins


Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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American Comedian, Actor, Writer, Singer, and Producer

School: Nassau Community College

Major: Unknown

Net Worth: $85 million

Most Well-Known For: Ranked #10 on Comedy Central's list of 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time, and was an actor in "Coming to America," and "Vampire in Brooklyn."

About Confidence: "I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself." - Eddie Murphy


Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal | 16 Famous Celebrities Who Attended Community College

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American Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Comedian, and Television Host

School: Nassau Community College

Major: Film and Television Director

Net Worth: $45 million

Most Well-Known For: Acted in "When Harry Met Sally," "City Slickers," and provided the voice for Mike Wazowski in the "Monsters, Inc." series.

About Success: "Your success is in your point of view. It's your life that you're talking about; it's your observations. That's the best lesson that I ever had." - Billy Crystal

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