Man Pursues His 30th College Degree

Many students can't wait to be done with school, but not Michael Nicholson. The 71-year-old Michigan man has earned 29 college degrees and is now pursuing his 30th:

"I just stayed in school and took menial jobs to pay for the education and just made a point of getting more degrees and eventually I retired so that I could go full-time to school," Nicholson told

"It's stimulation to go to the class, look at the material that's required and meet the teacher and students. It makes life interesting for me," he said. "Otherwise, things would be pretty dull."

Nicholson has one bachelor's degree, two associate's degrees, 22 master's degrees, three specialist degrees and one doctoral degree.

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to what end?



Whatever floats your boat, but it seems to me to be the waste of an education if you're not going to use it for anything other then bragging rights for being the MOST EDUCATED PERSON EVAR
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Sure because his generation doesn't have to pay the crippling rates for college and loans that we do.

Rub it in codger..... funny how if he used up more gas, or water or food than anyone, we'd be disgusted.
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@Matthew - You see education as only a means to an end, not for the purpose of enlightenment.
What makes him any different than an Olympic athlete? How much time do people spend gaming? Acquiring material wealth?
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