Who was the last president not to attend college?


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Grover Cleveland, who served as both the 22nd and 24th president in two non-consecutive terms in the mid 1800s, was the last U.S. president who did not attend college at all. While Harry S. Truman is the only 20th century president who never earned a college degree, he did briefly attend a small college in Kansas City, Missouri before dropping out due to financial constraints.

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Who was the last president not to attend college?
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While it is rare for presidents in the late 20th and early 21st centuries to be elected to the presidency without ever having attended college, it was relatively more common for the earliest presidents to have little or no formal higher education, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

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