07/05/2012 08:47 am ET Updated Jul 05, 2012

Celebrities Who Attended Public Colleges (SLIDESHOW)

Many celebrities have attended public colleges, trudging along the campus paths and sitting in the same dinning halls as students do today.

Though many of them graduated, others were inspired to take a risk, drop out and pursue their careers earlier than planned.

Click through the slideshow to see a list of 30 celebrities who attended public colleges -- maybe you’ll find one who shares your own Alma mater!