Not everyone finishes their college career in the classic four years at one university, including people like Walt Disney, Ross Perot, Sarah Palin and Eddie Murphy.

Celebrities attended junior and community colleges too. Some of these celebs drop out of college altogether to pursue their careers, while others got their higher education kicked off at two-year schools before heading off on to a university.

Check out the slideshow for a list of notable celebrities who attended community colleges:

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  • Billy Crystal

    Before Harry met Sally, he attended Nassau Community College briefly before graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

  • Tom Hanks

    Hanks first attended Chabot College in Hayward, Calif. for two years before transferring to California State University in Sacramento.

  • Sarah Palin

    Palin attended five colleges before graduating from University of Idaho in 1987. Two of the five were community colleges -- North Idaho College and Matanuska-Susitna College.

  • Gwendolyn Brooks

    Acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks graduated from Wilson Junior College in the 1930s.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Long before becoming governor of California Schwarzenegger's education started at Santa Monica College.

  • Jackie Robinson

    Before becoming the first African-American to play in the major leagues, Jackie Robinson attended Pasadena Junior College.

  • Dr. Craig Venter

    Before sequencing the human genome and having an institution named after him, Dr. Venter began his scientific studies at San Mateo Community College.

  • Eileen Collins

    Before launching her NASA career as both the first female pilot and the first female commander of a space shuttle mission, Collins started her college education at Corning Community College.

  • H. Ross Perot

    Before his time at the Navy Academy and way before running for president, Perot attended Texarkana Junior College in Texas.

  • George Lucas

    Producer and filmmaker George Lucas attended Modesto Community College before graduating from the University of Southern California.

  • Clint Eastwood

    Before getting his big break as an actor, Eastwood attended Los Angeles City College to study business administration.

  • Walt Disney

    American legend and innovator, Disney attended Metropolitan Junior College in Missouri.

  • Terri Hatcher

    Before becoming a desperate housewife, Hatcher studied mathematics and engineering at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif.

  • Eddie Murphy

    Known comedian and actor, Eddie Murphy attended Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y.

  • Halle Berry

    Before seriously pursuing acting, Halle Berry studied broadcast journalism at Cleveland's Cuyahoga Community College.

  • John Walsh

    Before presenting criminals as host of <em>America's Most Wanted</em>, TV personality John Walsh attended Cayuga Community College before graduating from the University at Buffalo.