Who was the first US president not to have a college degree?
George Washington, the first US President did not have a college degree.
The first U.S president to attend college was the first President George Washington. He obtained his surveyors certificate from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. In those days, W and M offered a variety of lower level classes for those not ready to do college level work. John Adams was the first president to get a college degree. He graduated from Harvard.
The first U.S. President to graduate from a college was George Washington, who graduated with a surveyor's license. This is not considered a college graduation in terms of today's standard since this school was indeed a trade school. The next president to graduate from an institution was John Adams, our second president. He graduated from Harvard College (now called Harvard University) in 1755.
The last U.S. President to hold office with no college degree was Harry S. Truman. He was our 33rd President. Just because he did not have one does not mean he never tried. He applied for the United States Millitary Academy in West Point but was rejected due to his poor eyesight. He also studied for a while at the Kansas City Law School but never achieved his degree.
The following is according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. The below figures are the total degrees conferred in the US for the 2008-2009 academic year by degree types. * Associates degree 714,000 * Bachelor's degree 1,585,000 * Master's degree 647,000 * First Profession degree 91,000 * Doctoral degree 46,400
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