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    I Have So Much Respect For These 19 Celebs Who Finished College After Becoming Famous

    Megan Thee Stallion is also Megan Thee Scholar.

    There's no one path to success, especially when it comes to getting your education. You don't need a college degree to be successful, but a lot of celebs who are already famous have made the decision to go back to school anyway.

    Here are 19 celebrities who earned their college degrees after becoming famous:

    1. After iCarly wrapped, Miranda Cosgrove enrolled in a film studies course at University of Southern California.

    actor who played Carly on "iCarly"

    2. When her music career began taking off, Megan Thee Stallion transferred to Texas Southern's online program in health administration so she could finish her degree.

    "Savage" singer

    3. While filming Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria earned her master's degree in Chicano studies at California State University.

    actor who played Gloria on "Desperate Housewives"

    4. Toward the end of her Harry Potter days, Emma Watson began attending Brown University to earn her English literature degree.

    actor who played Meg March in "Little Women"

    5. Nick Cannon graduated from Howard University with his bachelor's degree in criminology/administration of justice in 2020.

    host of "Wild N Out"

    6. During her 12-year break from acting, Blossom star Mayim Bialik earned both her bachelor's and her doctorate in neuroscience from UCLA.

    actor who played Amy Farrah Fowler on "The Big Bang Theory"

    7. After his character Zack Martin graduated high school on The Suite Life on Deck, Dylan Sprouse entered New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and got a degree in video game design.

    former Disney Channel star and current meadery owner

    8. Cole Sprouse attended NYU alongside his twin brother and earned a degree in archeology.

    actor who plays Jughead Jones on "Riverdale"

    9. After starring in Good Luck Charlie and Undateable, Bridgit Mendler studied anthropology at USC, pursued her PhD at the MIT Media Lab, and enrolled in Harvard Law School.

    10. Shaquille O'Neal graduated with his doctorate in education from Barry University in 2012.

    former pro basketball player and current actor and sports analyst

    11. Amanda Bynes pivoted from acting to fashion when she earned her associate's degree in merchandise product development from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

    actor who starred on "The Amanda Show"

    12. Natalie Portman enrolled at Harvard to get her psychology degree after Star Wars: Episode 1 premiered.

    13. When Haley Joel Osment was 18, he moved from Hollywood to New York to study theater at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

    actor who played Cole Sear in "The Sixth Sense"

    14. Yara Shahidi is currently enrolled at Harvard, where she's focusing on social studies.

    actor who played 	Zoey Johnson on "Black-ish"

    15. Brooke Shields put her modeling career on hold to study Romance languages with a concentration in French at Princeton.

    actor who played Stevie in "Backstreet Dreams"

    16. Swizz Beatz moved into student housing when he enrolled in Harvard Business School in 2014.

    producer and rapper

    17. Ashley Judd left the University of Kentucky just one course short of graduating in 1990, but she returned to complete her French degree in 2007.

    actor who played Natalie Prior in "Divergent"

    18. Dakota Fanning took time out of her acting career to study the portrayal of women in film at NYU.

    actor who played Jane Volturi in the Twilight Saga

    19. And finally, after leaving USC to star in Ugly Betty, America Ferrera returned 10 years later to complete her degree in international relations.

    actor who played Amy Sosa on "Superstore"