The Education of the Presidents


With tonight’s debate, one is sure to hear about education. At some point, Obama will tell you how part of his plan to fix the economy is to allow more people to go to school. On the other side, Romney will flaunt the achievement of the state of Massachusetts–where he was governor–that the schools in Massachusetts are ranked #1 in the nation.

With all this talk about education, I think it is interesting to see just how the presidents of America’s past fared in their education. The following infographic, about the education of US Presidents, was sent to me by the nice people over at

infographic history presidents education


  1. Interesting how the two greatest, most recognizable presidents in our history (Washington and Lincoln) did not attend college. Maybe, we don’t need to focus so much on getting the degree but on the learning that used to be associated with it.