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Famous College Dropouts
The long list of famous college dropouts proves that you might not have to invest in a four year degree in order to be successful. In fact, some of the richest and most successful people out there haven't finished college; some haven't even attended at all! You might be surprised at some of the famous college dropouts out there. For example, did you know that Bill Gates, one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the world, dropped out of Harvard University after two years? Lady Gaga can also be added to the list of famous college dropouts; she only attended New York University for a year. With tuition prices continuing to climb and student loan debt at an all time high, some are considering the possibility of not getting a degree. If you're attending college now and thinking about dropping out, or if you've dropped out already, you might find that you are in good company. Here are a few successful college dropouts that prove getting a college degree isn't the only path to financial freedom.

University of New Orleans
University of New Orleans2000 Lakeshore Drive New Orleans LA 70148

University of New Orleans

Ellen DeGeneres dropped out from the University of New Orleans after just one semester.

  • (504) 280-6000
Harvard University
Harvard UniversityMassachusetts Hall Cambridge MA 2138

Harvard University

Mark Zuckerberg left Harvard to make a billion dollars and so did a few others too.

  • (617) 495-1000
CUNY City College
CUNY City College160 Convent Ave New York NY 10031

CUNY City College

Russell Simmons left just before completing his Sociology Degree.

  • (212) 650-7000
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-Columbia105 Jesse Hall Columbia MO 65211

University of Missouri-Columbia

Brad Pitt dropped out two weeks before graduation.

  • (573) 882-2121
Brown University
Brown UniversityOne Prospect Street Providence RI 2912

Brown University

Ted Turner did not exactly drop out voluntarily. He was kicked out for having a girl in his room!

  • (401) 863-1000
Reed College
Reed College3203 SE Woodstock Blvd Portland OR 97202

Reed College

Steve Jobs dropped out and did ok.

  • (503) 771-1112
Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University3500 John A. Merritt Blvd Nashville TN 37209

Tennessee State University

Oprah dropped out of Tennessee State and never looked back.

  • (615) 963-5111
Princeton University
Princeton University1 Nassau Hall Princeton NJ 08544

Princeton University

F. Scott Fitzgerald left Princeton because his GPA was too low.

  • (609) 258-3000
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin2400 Inner Campus Drive Austin TX 78712

The University of Texas at Austin

John Mackey was at UT Austin for 7 years before dropping out.

  • (512) 471-3434
Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music1140 Boylston St Boston MA 2215

Berklee College of Music

John Mayer dropped out of Berklee College of Music

  • (617) 747-2222
   
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