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Politics Here's where Trump's cabinet went to college

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President Donald Trump's cabinet is a well-educated bunch — but sometimes not in the fields that their departments are responsible for.

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President Donald Trump's cabinet has already gone through a couple of changes since Trump took office.

Gen. John Kelly has stepped out of his role as Homeland Security secretary in order to become White House chief of staff, and Tom Price resigned from the Department of Health and Human services after using taxpayer money to fund expensive private jet travel.

Although a number of cabinet members are not serving in the fields they have expertise in, all of them have attended universities — some of which include America's most prestigious academic institutions. Several members are Georgetown alums.

Here's where each cabinet member, including cabinet-level officials, went to college:

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was a section leader in the University of Texas at Austin marching band.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was a section leader in the University of Texas at Austin marching band. play

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was a section leader in the University of Texas at Austin marching band.

(AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Tillerson graduated with a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1975.

Source: News 4 San Antonio



Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was a member of the secret society Skull and Bones at Yale University.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was a member of the secret society Skull and Bones at Yale University. play

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was a member of the secret society Skull and Bones at Yale University.

(Thomson Reuters)

Mnuchin was also the publisher of the "Yale Daily News."

Source: Bloomberg



Defense Secretary James Mattis got a Bachelor's in history from Central Washington University as part of the ROTC program.

Defense Secretary James Mattis got a Bachelor's in history from Central Washington University as part of the ROTC program. play

Defense Secretary James Mattis got a Bachelor's in history from Central Washington University as part of the ROTC program.

(Thomson Reuters)

Mattis later went on to get a Master's at the National War College in Washington, DC.

Source: Britannica



Attorney General Jeff Sessions was the student body president at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was the student body president at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. play

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was the student body president at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.

(Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sessions studied history and political science.

Source: Congressional Quarterly



Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke played football for the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke played football for the University of Oregon in Eugene. play

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke played football for the University of Oregon in Eugene.

(REUTERS/Jim Urquhart)

Although he was recruited as a linebacker and received a scholarship to play at U of O, Zinke soon became a starting center. He got a Bachelor of sciences in geology.

Source: The Ravalli Republic



Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue also played football at the University of Georgia in Athens, but did not get a scholarship like Zinke had.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue also played football at the University of Georgia in Athens, but did not get a scholarship like Zinke had. play

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue also played football at the University of Georgia in Athens, but did not get a scholarship like Zinke had.

(REUTERS/Mike Segar)

He joined the Air Force after college, and went on to get a doctorate in veterinary medicine.

Source: Politically Georgia



Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross initially wanted to be a writer while at Yale University before turning to finance.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross initially wanted to be a writer while at Yale University before turning to finance. play

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross initially wanted to be a writer while at Yale University before turning to finance.

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Ross has said that a creative fiction class he felt was too demanding turned him off the writing profession.

Source: Bloomberg



Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta studied economics at Harvard University.

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta studied economics at Harvard University. play

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta studied economics at Harvard University.

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

As the son of Cuban immigrants, he is the only Latino currently in Trump's cabinet.

Source: Harvard Law



Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar studied government and economics at Darmouth College.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar studied government and economics at Darmouth College. play

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar studied government and economics at Darmouth College.

(AP)

He was also a member of the prestigious Tri-Kap fraternity.

Source: Newsweek



Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson got a full ride to Yale University after getting one of the highest SAT scores in the Detroit public school system 20 years.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson got a full ride to Yale University after getting one of the highest SAT scores in the Detroit public school system 20 years. play

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson got a full ride to Yale University after getting one of the highest SAT scores in the Detroit public school system 20 years.

(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Carson majored in psychology.

Source: Creators, Gifted Hands



Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao became a naturalized US citizen during her time at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao became a naturalized US citizen during her time at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts play

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao became a naturalized US citizen during her time at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts

(Reuters/Carlos Barria)

She received a Bachelor's in economics.

Source: Elainechao.com



Energy Secretary Rick Perry was a cheerleader at Texas A&M University.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry was a cheerleader at Texas A&M University. play

Energy Secretary Rick Perry was a cheerleader at Texas A&M University.

(Cheryl Senter/AP)

Surprisingly, Perry majored in animal science.

Source: ABC News



Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was reportedly "politically active" during her time at Calvin College in Michigan.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was reportedly "politically active" during her time at Calvin College in Michigan. play

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was reportedly "politically active" during her time at Calvin College in Michigan.

(Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

DeVos majored in business economics.

Source: Philanthropy



Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin created a science experiment that was featured in The New York Times while at Hampshire College.

Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin created a science experiment that was featured in The New York Times while at Hampshire College. play

Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin created a science experiment that was featured in The New York Times while at Hampshire College.

(Associated Press)

Shulkin graduated with a Bachelor's in science.

Source: Hampshire.edu



Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen attended the Georgetown School of Foreign Service.

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen attended the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. play

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen attended the Georgetown School of Foreign Service.

(Thomson Reuters)

Nielsen became head of the DHS after John Kelly resigned.

Source: The Hoya



Chief of staff John Kelly graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Boston after serving in the Marine Corps.

Chief of staff John Kelly graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Boston after serving in the Marine Corps. play

Chief of staff John Kelly graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Boston after serving in the Marine Corps.

(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

He finished with a Bachelor's in history and government.

Source: Department of Homeland Security



United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer graduated from Georgetown University.

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer graduated from Georgetown University. play

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer graduated from Georgetown University.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

He later also went to graduate school there.

Source: The Hoya



Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats played soccer at Wheaton College.

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U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

(Thomson Reuters)

He graduated with a degree in political science.

Source: The Wheaton Record



US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley attended Clemson University in South Carolina.

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US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley attended Clemson University in South Carolina.

(REUTERS/Mike Segar)

She graduated with a degree in accounting.

Source: Biography.com



Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney graduated from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service with honors.

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney graduated from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service with honors. play

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney graduated from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service with honors.

(Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

He majored in international economics, commerce, and finance.

Source: Politico



CIA Director Mike Pompeo graduated from West Point at the top of his class.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo graduated from West Point at the top of his class. play

CIA Director Mike Pompeo graduated from West Point at the top of his class.

(Yuri Gripas/Reuters)

Pompeo studied mechanical engineering, and reportedly “served as a cavalry officer patrolling the Iron Curtain before the fall of the Berlin Wall," according to the CIA.

Source: Business Insider



EPA administrator Scott Pruitt got a baseball scholarship at the University of Kentucky, but after a year, he transferred to Georgetown College, Kentucky — not to be confused with Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt got a baseball scholarship at the University of Kentucky, but after a year, he transferred to Georgetown College, Kentucky — not to be confused with Georgetown University in Washington, DC. play

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt got a baseball scholarship at the University of Kentucky, but after a year, he transferred to Georgetown College, Kentucky — not to be confused with Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

(REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

He majored in political science and communications.

Source: The Lexington Herald Leader



Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda McMahon studied at East Carolina University, where her family runs an endowment to this day.

Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda McMahon studied at East Carolina University, where her family runs an endowment to this day. play

Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda McMahon studied at East Carolina University, where her family runs an endowment to this day.

(Mark Wilson/Getty)

McMahon majored in French, and obtained teaching credentials as well.

Source: The Charlotte Observer, ECU.edu



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