5 Stars on Missing Out on a College Education

The college experience is unlike any other, and many people remember those years fondly throughout their lives. These 5 stars have commented on missing out on the full college experience, making the tough decision to focus on their careers and skip their education. Some regret not having that time in college, while others say they ultimately made the right call because they learnt so much more.

Zac Efron


Zac has learnt more from skipping college: “The conscious decision not to go to college was the toughest decision I have ever had to make. The only thing keeping me from it is time. The experiences I am having now, though, are amazing, and I know these opportunities could be gone tomorrow. The incredibly rich learning environment I am in is something I would never trade.”

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick regrets not experiencing it: “Not experiencing college, at least for a semester, that was my biggest regret, doing it while I was in my teens, at least to get the feeling and try to understand it. Now, all these years have passed, I done got deep into a musical career, it’s gonna be hard to find the time unless I really put my focus into it.”


Justin Timberlake

Justin doesn’t regret missing out on college because he had other experiences: “I don’t (regret not going to college). If I had gone to college, I would never have seen the world. I don’t know that… if I would have went to college, I’d have ended up walking out with a degree. So it’s probably better that I didn’t try.”

Jessica Biel

Jessica dropped out of college and wishes she finished: “I wish I would have had that time that my girlfriends all had. I wish I would have lived in that crappy, nasty brownstone that they all lived in. If I had to do it again, I would have stuck around and finished it out.”

Jessica Alba

Jessica says not going to college made her feel insecure during her 20s: ”I was always also insecure about not going to college and I always felt I wasn’t smart enough. My teens and my 20s I just wasn’t sure of myself and I was always kind of insecure
and I always felt I needed to apologise for myself.”