5 Celebrities That Prove It's Never Too Late to Get a College Education

They're proof that it's okay to follow your own timeline for success.
by Mylene Mendoza   |  Jan 19, 2021
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The phases in our lives are usually dictated by societal standards. We go to school at a certain age and graduate and get a job after. But not everyone gets to follow this timeline, and that's totally okay and normal.

Some celebrities, too, complete their college degrees way past their early twenties, but it doesn't mean they are any less hardworking or academically capable than others. Below, we round up stars that prove it's never too late to get a college degree and that you get to follow your own timeline for success: 

Juancho Triviño

Kapuso star Juancho Triviño graduated from De La Salle University in 2020 after starting in 2009. "I stopped mid way to pursue my acting career, a couple of years after I decided to go back," he shares in an Instagram post. "I became a working student going to class with no sleep and drinking vendo coffee to keep me awake and balance my sheets (accounting reference). Nagkakaroon din ng mga pagkakataon na galing Pangasinan dederetso ako sa school galing Unang Hirit, at kung late na late na, nag a-Ankas ako." He finished his Entrepreneurship degree at 27. 


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Valerie Concepcion

Valerie finished her Psychology degree at Arellano University in 2018. She was 31 when she graduated from college. "I am so happy to finally have degree!" she shares in her Instagram post.

Jodi Sta. Maria

In 2017, established actress Jodi Sta. Maria enrolled in Southvilled International School and Colleges to pursue Psychology as a pre-medical course. Since then, she's been dedicated to her studies while balancing it with her showbiz career. She even became a Dean's Lister in 2019!

Liza Soberano

Just like Jodi, Liza Soberano enrolled at Southville International School and Colleges in 2018 to pursue a degree in Psychology. Liza tries to balance her work commitments and her academic responsibilities, which you'll see snippets of in her YouTube vlog.


Benjamin Alves

While most college students would have been a graduate by the age of 21, actor Benjamin Alves started his college journey at this age. Benjamin took up English Literature at University of Guam and finished his course in two and a half years.  

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