Top 30 College Degree Quotes

Words matter. These are the best College Degree Quotes from famous people such as Said Sayrafiezadeh, Twyla Tharp, Phyllis Schlafly, Laurene Powell Jobs, Ellen Swallow Richards, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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The difference between our family and other poor families was that my mother actively chose to be poor. She was highly literate, and she had a college degree, but after my father left, she took the first secretarial job she could find and never looked for other employment again.
Said Sayrafiezadeh
My mother was the first woman in the county in Indiana where we were born, in Jay County, to have a college degree. She was educated as a pianist and she wanted to concertize, but when the war came she was married, had a family, so she started teaching.
Twyla Tharp
My college degree is from a great university in 1944. I got my master’s at Harvard graduate school, completely co-ed, in 1945. My mother got her college degree in 1920. What’s the problem? Those opportunities were always there for women.
Phyllis Schlafly
It’s our privilege to work with College Track students as they chart their course toward a college degree – they bring persistence, creativity, and extraordinary discipline throughout their academic journey.
Laurene Powell Jobs
The only trouble here is they won’t let us study enough. They are so afraid we shall break down and you know the reputation of the College is at stake, for the question is, can girls get a college degree without ruining their health?
Ellen Swallow Richards
I’m not going to lie – it’s insulting to be praised for being a ‘woman’ with ‘no college degree.’
Sophia Amoruso
Our great history has been that people came to Michigan because you didn’t have to have a college degree to get a good-paying job. Consequently, we have got a larger number of our population that right now are facing outsourcing, et cetera, without higher or advanced degrees.
Jennifer Granholm
Getting a college degree used to be free or low cost because, as a society, we saw providing higher education to young people as an investment – in them and in the future of our own country.
Pramila Jayapal
I do intend to achieve my education goals and obtain my college degree through distance programs.
Gerald Green
Coming from losing my dream of playing professional football, not having a college degree at the time and looking to jump into the business world at a young age was pretty daunting for me.
Lewis Howes
Up until I was a junior at Georgia, I felt that when all was said and done, I’d at least have a college degree to fall back on when tennis was finished.
John Isner
As tough as it is for many college graduates to get their planned careers on track, it could be worse: They could be trying to find a job without a college degree.
Elaine Chao
A college degree is not essential, but if you’re already in college, and if it’s at all possible, you should definitely try to finish. In college, you have a very supportive community right there, and it can give you opportunities to try out new things.
K. Flay
This idea of ‘New Collar’ says for the jobs of the future here, there are many in technology that can be done without a four-year college degree and, therefore, ‘New Collar’ not ‘Blue Collar,’ ‘White Collar.’ It’s ‘New Collar.’
Ginni Rometty
One of the big concerns I have is that most of the HR departments in a lot of companies are hiring away from creativity and they don’t know it. For instance, they are requiring everybody to have a college degree. The most creative people I know couldn’t deal with college.
Nolan Bushnell
Students can spend their money better than government can. It should not require a federal loan and decades of debt for students to get a college degree. Price limits access – plain and simple.
Rick Scott
I’m definitely somebody who wants a college degree. My attitude is, if I’m going to do it I’m going to go full in.
Mary Cain
Access to a college degree is critical.
John Sharp
I’m not even an engineer. I don’t have a college degree; I hire guys with college degrees.
Woody Norris
To people I know in the bottom income brackets, living paycheck to paycheck, the Gig Economy has been old news for years. What’s new is the way it’s hit the demographic that used to assume that a college degree from an elite school was the passport to job security.
Tina Brown
For me specifically, it was important to graduate. In my family, I was one of the first graduates. My mom did not have a college degree. My dad did not have a college degree.
Brian Acton
When I started out in the duck-call business, my college buddies would come in and say, ‘Robertson, you have a college degree. What are you doing?’ Then they drove away saying, ‘What an idiot!’ Thirty-five years later, they’re saying, ‘The sucker’s a genius!’
Si Robertson
It’s kind of like a college degree… when you get one, no one can take it from you. When you get to say for the rest of your life that you’ve got a platinum album, that really means something.
Luke Bryan
Having a college degree gave me the opportunity to be… well-rounded. Also, the people I met at the university, most of them are still my colleagues now. People I’ve known for years are all in the industry together.
Jon Secada
Our promise to our children should be this: if you do well in school, we will pay for you to obtain a college degree.
Ruth Ann Minner
I have achieved something in sports but there’s nothing like a college degree.
Hidilyn Diaz
While there have been news reports of recent college graduates living with their parents because they have been unable to find a job paying a salary sufficient to move out, their near and long-term career prospects remain far brighter than for those without a college degree.
Elaine Chao
After 9/11, the amount of applicants the FBI received increased exponentially. Whereas you used to require a college degree, and it was a small group of people who were just out of college, after 9/11, it changed.
Aaron Tveit
It seems everyone knows a college degree is important, but few have a plan to keep it affordable.
LZ Granderson
But boxing was my profession. I had to go back the second time because I was broke and I couldn’t just go and get a college degree and earn it. I had too many bills, too many families.
George Foreman