10 Celebrities Who Went Back to College After Being Famous

Oprah Winfrey

During her 2008 commencement speech at Stanford University, Oprah shared with the graduating class that she left Tennessee State University one credit shy of graduating in order to focus on her television career. Years later in 1987, with a nationally syndicated show under her belt, an Oscar nomination and her own company Harpo, Winfrey was asked to return to her alma mater to speak at their commencement. With the desire to complete her degree, she told the university that she couldn't speak unless she earned her last credit and graduated, and it was then when Winfrey completed her necessary coursework and became a college graduate. Since then Winfrey has also earned several honorary degrees from Harvard, Duke and Princeton. (Photo: Instagram)

During her 2008 commencement speech at Stanford University, Oprah shared with the graduating class that…