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Here’s Where the 117th US Senate Went To College

Fun Facts!

Did you know that “Biden and Harris are the first President and Vice President combo in 36 years with no Ivy League credentials on their resumes?”

One sitting senator never even graduated from college.
Guess who?
John Boozman a republican senator from Arkansas. Boozman played football at the University of Arkansas but never graduated. Instead, he enrolled and graduated from optometry school.

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Senate College Map

Discover where the US senator went to college by using this interactive college map.

Colleges with the most senators

  • Republican
  • Democrat
  • Independent

Harvard University

Stanford University

Georgetown University

Brigham Young University

Dartmouth College

Yale University

Football Conference

Filter Senators by College Football Conferences

NameAgeStateCollegeDegreeSpeciality
Dan Sullivan
Republican
56AlaskaHarvard UniversityBAEconomic Wikipedia
Tom Cotton
Republican
43ArkansasHarvard UniversityAB,JDLaw Wikipedia
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic
75ConnecticutHarvard UniversityABLaw Wikipedia
Angus King
Independent
76MaineDartmouth College BALaw Wikipedia
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic
60MinnesotaYale University BAPolitical Science Wikipedia
Ben Sasse
Republican
49NebraskaHarvard UniversityABGovernment Wikipedia
Maggie Hassan
Democratic
63New HampshireBrown University BALaw Wikipedia
Chuck Schumer
Democratic
70New YorkHarvard UniversityABPolitics Wikipedia
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic
54New YorkDartmouth College BA Asian Studies Wikipedia
John Hoeven
Republican
63North DakotaDartmouth College BABusiness Administration Wikipedia
Rob Portman
Republican
65OhioDartmouth College BAAnthropology Wikipedia
Sherrod Brown
Democratic
68OhioYale UniversityBARussian Studies Wikipedia
Pat Toomey
Republican
59PennsylvaniaHarvard UniversityABGovernment Wikipedia
Sheldon Whitehouse
Democratic
65Rhode IslandYale University BALaw Wikipedia
Ted Cruz
Republican
50TexasPrinceton University AB Public Policy Wikipedia
NameAgeStateCollegeDegreeSpeciality
Joni Ernst
Republican
51IowaIowa State University BAPsychology Wikipedia
Jerry Moran
Republican
66KansasUniversity of KansasBAEconomics Wikipedia
Roger Marshall 
Republican
60KansasKansas State University BSBiochemistry Wikipedia
James Lankford
Republican
52OklahomaUniversity of Texas, Austin BSSecondary Education Wikipedia
Joe Manchin
Democratic
73West VirginiaWest Virginia UniversityBBABusiness Administration Wikipedia
NameAgeStateCollegeDegreeSpeciality
Tom Carper
Democratic
74DelawareOhio State University BAEconomics Wikipedia
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic
70MichiganMichigan State UniversityBASocial Work Wikipedia
Deb Fischer
Republican
70NebraskaUniversity of NebraskaLincolnBSEducation Wikipedia
Jacky Rosen
Democratic
64NevadaUniversity of Minnesota BAPsychology Wikipedia
Thom Tillis
Republican
60North CarolinaUniversity of MarylandBATechnology Management Wikipedia
Ron Johnson
Republican
65WisconsinUniversity of MinnesotaBSBusiness & Accounting Wikipedia
NameAgeStateCollegeDegreeSpeciality
Richard Shelby
Republican
86AlabamaUniversity of AlabamaBALaw Wikipedia
Marco Rubio
Republican
49FloridaUniversity of Florida BAPolitical Science Wikipedia
Bill Cassidy
Republican
63LouisianaLouisiana State UniversityBSMedicine Wikipedia
John Kennedy
Republican
69LouisianaVanderbilt University BAPolitical Science Wikipedia
Roger Wicker
Republican
69MississippiUniversity of Mississippi BAJournalism And Political Science Wikipedia
Lindsey Graham
Republican
65South CarolinaUniversity of South Carolina BAPsychology Wikipedia
Bill Hagerty
Republican
61TennesseeVanderbilt University BALaw Wikipedia
Marsha Blackburn
Republican
68TennesseeMississippi State University BSHome Economics Wikipedia
NameAgeStateCollegeDegreeSpeciality
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic
87CaliforniaStanford UniversityBAHistory Wikipedia
Tina Smith
Democratic
62MinnesotaStanford University BAPolitical Science Wikipedia
Josh Hawley
Republican
41MissouriStanford UniversityBAHistory Wikipedia
Cory Booker
Democratic
51New JerseyStanford UniversityBA Political Science Wikipedia
Jeff Merkley
Democratic
64OregonStanford University BAInternational Relations Wikipedia
Ron Wyden
Democratic
71OregonStanford University BALaw Wikipedia
Patty Murray
Democratic
70WashingtonWashington State University BAPhysical Education Wikipedia
NameAgeStateCollegeDegreeSpeciality
Mitch McConnell
Republican
79KentuckyUniversity of Louisville BAPolitical Science  Wikipedia
Rand Paul
Republican
57KentuckyDuke University MDMedicine Wikipedia
Ben Cardin
Democratic
77MarylandUniversity of Pittsburgh BALatin Honors Wikipedia
Ed Markey
Democratic
74MassachusettsBoston College BALaw Wikipedia
Richard Burr
Republican
65North CarolinaWake Forest University (BA)BALaw Wikipedia
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican
67West VirginiaDuke UniversityBAZoology Wikipedia

In-state vs. out of state percentage

What percent of senators went to colleges in the state they currently serve in vs another state.

  • 65% of Senators went to college in their own state.
  • 35% of Senators went out of state

Democrats vs. Republicans:
Ivy League percentage

What political party do Ivy League senators come from? Of the senators who went to an Ivy-League undergraduate school

  • 7 Democrats + 1 Independent who sits with the Democrats.
  • 7 Republicans.

Common Majors

Discover the top five most common majors among the 117th US senate members.

So you want to be a senator? Here is what you should study. The 5 most popular undergraduate majors in the 117th senate.

Major Name
1 Political Science
2 Law
3 Psychology
4 Business Administration
5 Economics

School never stops. What are the most common advanced degrees for a senator?

Degree NameTotal
1 JD (Juris Doctorate)47
2 MBA (Masters in Business Administration)6
3 MD (Medical Doctor)5
4 PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)4
5 No advanced degrees25

Most Followed

Find out who are the most followed senators in social media.

Name Twitter Twitter
Tommy Tuberville
Republican
74,300 74.3K
Richard Shelby
Republican
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Lisa Murkowski
Republican
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Dan Sullivan
Republican
56,400 56.4K
Mark Kelly
Democratic
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Kyrsten Sinema
Democratic
157,300 157.3K
Tom Cotton
Republican
364,600 364.6K
John Boozman
Republican
101,100 101.1K
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic
1500000 1.5M
Alex Padilla
Democratic
81,400 81.4K
John Hickenlooper
Democratic
215500 215.5K
Michael Bennet
Democratic
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Chris Murphy
Democratic
1,000,000 1M
Richard Blumenthal
Democratic
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Tom Carper
Democratic
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Chris Coons
Democratic
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Rick Scott
Republican
342800 342.8K
Marco Rubio
Republican
4200000 4.2M
Raphael Warnock
Democratic
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Jon Ossoff
Democratic
1100000 1.1M
Mazie Hirono
Democratic
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Brian Schatz
Democratic
378000 378K
Jim Risch
Republican
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Mike Crapo
Republican
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Dick Durbin
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Mike Braun
Republican
27,900 27.9K
Todd Young
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Chuck Grassley
Republican
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Joni Ernst
Republican
110300 110.3K
Jerry Moran
Republican
115200 115.2K
Roger Marshall 
Republican
18100 18.1K
Mitch McConnell
Republican
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Rand Paul
Republican
3000000 3M
Bill Cassidy
Republican
46800 46.8K
John Kennedy
Republican
180100 180.1K
Susan Collins
Republican
561600 561.6K
Angus King
Independent
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Ben Cardin
Democratic
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Chris Van Hollen
Democratic
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Ed Markey
Democratic
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Elizabeth Warren
Democratic
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Gary Peters
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Debbie Stabenow
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Amy Klobuchar
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Tina Smith
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Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican
20,400 20.4K
Roger Wicker
Republican
101,400 101.4K
Roy Blunt
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Josh Hawley
Republican
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Jon Tester
Democratic
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Steve Daines
Republican
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Ben Sasse
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Deb Fischer
Republican
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Catherine Cortez Masto
Democratic
51,900 51.9K
Jacky Rosen
Democratic
37,700 37.7K
Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic
118100 118.1K
Maggie Hassan
Democratic
152,900 152.9K
Bob Menendez
Democratic
194100 194.1K
Cory Booker
Democratic
4900000 4.9M
Ben Ray Lujan
Democratic
30,600 30.6K
Martin Heinrich
Democratic
203400 203.4K
Chuck Schumer
Democratic
3,100,000 3.1M
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic
1,600,000 1.6M
Richard Burr
Republican
175,700 175.7K
Thom Tillis
Republican
117,200 117.2K
John Hoeven
Republican
113500 113.5 K
Kevin Cramer
Republican
28300 28.3K
Rob Portman
Republican
161400 161.4K
Sherrod Brown
Democratic
498,000 498K
James Lankford
Republican
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Jim Inhofe
Republican
74,600 74.6k
Jeff Merkley
Democratic
504,700 504.7K
Ron Wyden
Democratic
514600 514.6K
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic
437200 437.2K
Pat Toomey
Republican
164400 164.4K
Jack Reed
Democratic
105600 105.6K
Sheldon Whitehouse
Democratic
453,900 453.9K
Lindsey Graham
Republican
1900000 1.9M
Tim Scott
Republican
499000 499K
John Thune
Republican
108400 108.4K
Mike Rounds
Republican
29800 29.8K
Bill Hagerty
Republican
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Marsha Blackburn
Republican
291,100 291.1K
John Cornyn
Republican
296,300 296.3K
Ted Cruz
Republican
4,300,000 4.3M
Mike Lee
Republican
594,700 594.7K
Mitt Romney
Republican
2,100,000 2.1M
Bernie Sanders
Democratic
15,000,000 15M
Patrick Leahy
Democratic
224600 224.6k
Mark Warner
Democratic
488,900 488.9K
Tim Kaine
Democratic
1,000,000 1M
Maria Cantwell
Democratic
256,000 256K
Patty Murray
Democratic
467000 467K
Joe Manchin
Democratic
242900 242.9K
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican
82200 82.2K
Ron Johnson
Republican
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Tammy Baldwin
Democratic
134,000 134K
Cynthia Lummis
Republican
26400 26.4K
John Barrasso
Republican
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