Celebrities who Attended Community College

Barry Lenson

Cool Slideshow: Celebrities who Attended Community College

Celebrities who Attended Community College  We just found an online slideshow of famous people who attended community colleges.  Boy, is it neat.

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that we have often written about how cost-effective it can be to start college at a community college, then transfer to a regular four-year school.

Check it out. Here are the famous people that the slideshow profiles . . .

  • Halle Berry studied broadcast journalism at Cuyahoga Community College. 
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, went the distance and graduated from Wilson Junior College.
  • Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a space shuttle mission, started out at Corning Community College.
  • Billy Crystal started at Nassau Community College and then transferred to NYU.
  • Walt Disney attended Metropolitan Junior College in Missouri. Then he graduated and started mousing around. 
  • Clint Eastwood studied business administration at Los Angeles City College.
  • Tom Hanks went to Chabot College for two years and then transferred to Cal State, Sacramento.
  • Terri Hatcher, actress, went to De Anza College. 
  • George Lucas, film producer, went to Modesto Community College before transferring to USC.
  • Eddie Murphy, like Billy Crystal, attended Nassau Community College. 
  • Sarah Palin graduated from the University of Idaho. Before that she attended no fewer than five other colleges. Two of them - North Idaho College and Matanuska-Susitna College – were community colleges.
  • H. Ross Perot, the chart-happy former presidential candidate, attended Texarkana Junior College and then finished his education at the U.S. Naval Academy.
  • Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke the color barrier in the major leagues, went to Pasadena Junior College. 
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger attended Santa Monica College. 
  • Craig Venter, the scientist who sequenced the human genome, began his studies at San Mateo Community College.
  • John Walsh, host of America's Most Wanted, started at Cayuga Community College and then transferred to SUNY Buffalo.

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