As of 2015, Michael Kearney is the youngest person to have graduated from college. After graduating high school at the age of 6 and getting his Associate's Degree from Santa Rosa Junior College, Kearney obtained his Bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of South Alabama at 10 years old.
Michael Kearney first spoke at four months of age and taught himself to read at 10 months. At the age of four, he achieved a perfect score on a multiple-choice diagnostic test for the Johns Hopkins precocious math program without having studied for the exam.
After obtaining his Bachelor's degree, Kearney earned his master's degree in biochemistry at the age of 14 from Middle Tennessee State University.