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Kendall & Kylie Jenner Might Skip College, Says Dad Bruce (VIDEO)

First Posted: 01/25/2012 1:51 pm Updated: 01/25/2012 2:34 pm

Higher Education has never been a priority for the Kardashian family -- only Kourtney and Rob attended college, while mom Kris Jenner admitted in her memoir that "school wasn't her thing" explaining she had no desire to pursue a college degree.

So it comes as no shock that family patriarch, Bruce Jenner told Us Weekly, that the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kendall and Kylie, might skip out on the college experience.

At an event in New York on Monday, Jenner admitted the his teenage daughters' busy careers will likely come first: "If they want to go to college, certainly, I think it's a good idea," he admitted, " But I'm not the advocate of, 'You've got to go to college.' I think by the time they graduate from high school, they will probably be in a position to go right to working."

Kendall, 16 and Kylie, 14 are both poised to be the next big stars according to many, with burgeoning modeling careers, rumors of their own show in development, and they'll join their sisters as branded businesswomen with the teen-oriented clothing line they're developing for Sears.

Both girls have walked in New York Fashion week and Bruce believes that Kendall's modeling career is going to keep her very busy.

"She'll probably have a career by the time she's out of high school," he said. "If that's what she wants to do, that's good. I don't know if college is going to be that important for her."

Bruce attended Graceland University and his son Brody dropped out of his classes at CU Boulder. He told College Candy, he just didn't like it because of the core curriculum's mandatory classes.

"It was all the English and the History, things in American culture that I didn't give two sh*ts about," he said. "All that was gonna do was just waste my time until I was 21-years-old and I had no clue what to do with my life and I would've left college and been like, 'Hmm, now I learned all these things about American culture and stuff, how am I going to relate this to my life?'"

Of course, it's not uncommon for teenage celebrities to forgo higher education in favor of pursuing their careers. Even those who do decide to attend college often don't end up graduating.

Most recently, actress Emma Roberts decided to take a break from her studies at Sarah Lawrence after just one semester, while billionaire twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen both eventually dropped out of New York University.

Their younger sister Elizabeth, however, is two classes away from her degree at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. The 22-year-old actress took last year off to make an impressive five movies, but spent this past fall juggling classes while enrolled at school full time and promoting her breakout film "Martha Marcy May Marlene."

More celebrity college experiences:

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  • Emma Watson

    With one of the most successful movie franchises in history ("Harry Potter") tucked away in her backpack, in the fall of 2009, Emma Watson headed to Ivy League Brown University. But two years later, in early 2011, she announced that she would be leaving academia to pursue her acting interests further. But always one to keep us guessing, in July 2011 she confirmed that she would, in fact, be returning to Brown in 2012 to complete her degree.

  • Mara Wilson

    Mara Wilson was the adorable Nattie in "Mrs. Doubtfire" before growing up and heading to the big bad city to further her acting knowledge as a student at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. There she wrote and starred in her one woman show poking fun at her child stardom called "Weren't You That Girl?" She graduated in 2009.

  • Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

    We watched them grow up before our eyes on "Full House," so when Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen first embarked on their college years at New York University, we kept our eyes on them. But the public's interest (and the razzing from fellow classmates) ultimately led Mary-Kate to drop out after just one year and sister Ashley soon followed.

  • Dakota & Elle Fanning

    Although Dakota and Elle Fanning are currently the talk of Tinseltown, that doesn't mean they're not just as serious about academics. Dakota, her school's reigning homecoming queen two years in a row, graduated from high school in 2011 and began her Freshman year at NYU in September. Meanwhile sister, Elle, is still strolling the halls of middle school, managing to balance blockbuster premieres and academic finals.

  • James Franco

    James Franco is a serious drama actor and a serious student, to boot. The "Milk" star enrolled at UCLA in 2006 as an English major before graduating ahead of the curve in stellar time. The perennial student then matriculated to New York University and Columbia University simultaneously to study film making and creative writing, respectively. He then headed to Yale University to earn his PhD in English.

  • Connor Paolo

    The allure of the Upper East Side seemed to be too much for "Gossip Girl" star Connor Paolo, who dropped out of New York University after studying there for just one semester in the Fall of 2008.

  • Natalie Portman

    WIth several successful projects, including "The Professional" and "Star Wars," already under her belt, Natalie Portman got her Ivy League on when she enrolled at Harvard University in 1999 and graduated from the esteemed school four years later.

  • Haley Joel Osment

    Although NYU area sidewalks were chalked with the famous line "I see dead people" upon Haley Joel Osment's 2006 arrival at freshman orientation at the metropolitan university, that didn't stop the "Sixth Sense" kid actor from making the most out of his post-celebrity college years.

  • Tyra Banks

    She may have written the book on "smizing," but Tyra Banks wasn't so confident in her entrepreneurial education -- she enrolled in Harvard Business School's Owner/President Management Program in 2011.


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