Where the Fortune 50 CEOs Went to College

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Surprisingly, Ivy League graduates do not dominate the top fifty Fortune 500 Companies. When measuring CEO undergraduate education, the University of Texas system has just as much representation as Harvard: a total of 3 CEOs. What does this mean for students? An elite career doesn’t always stem from an elite education.

COMPANY CEO COLLEGE
Exxon Mobil Rex Tillerson University of Texas at Austin
Wal-Mart Stores H. Lee Scott Pittsburg State University in Kansas
General Motors Rick Wagoner Duke University
Chevron David O'Reilly University College, Dublin
Ford Motor William Ford, Jr. Princeton University
ConocoPhillips James Mulva University of Texas
General Electric Jeff Immelt Dartmouth College
Citigroup Charles Prince University of Southern California
American Intl. Group (AIG) Martin J. Sullivan N/A
Intl. Business Machines Samuel J. Palmisano Johns Hopkins University
Hewlett-Packard Mark V. Hurd Baylor University
Bank of America Corp. Ken Lewis Georgia State University
Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett University of Nebraska
Home Depot Robert Nardelli Western Illinois University
Valero Energy Bill Klesse University of Dayton
McKesson John Hammergren University of Minnesota
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Jamie Dimon Tufts University
Verizon Communications Ivan Seidenberg City University of New York
Cardinal Health Robert D. Walter Ohio University
Altria Group Louis Camilleri University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
Kroger David Dillon University of Kansas
State Farm Insurance Cos. Edward B. Rust, Jr. Illinois Wesleyan University
Marathon Oil Clarence Cazalot, Jr. Louisiana State University
Procter & Gamble Alan G. Lafley Hamilton College
Dell Kevin Rollins Brigham Young University
Boeing W. James McNerney, Jr. Yale University
AmerisourceBergen R. David Yost U.S. Air Force Academy
Costco Wholesale James Sinegal San Diego State University
Target Robert Ulrich University of Minnesota
Morgan Stanley John J. Mack Duke University
Pfizer Henry A. McKinnell University of British Columbia
Johnson & Johnson William Weldon Quinnipiac College
Sears Holdings Alan J. Lacy Georgia Institute of Technology
Merrill Lynch Stan O'Neal Kettering University
MetLife Rob Henrikson University of Pennsylvania
Dow Chemical Andrew N. Liveris University of Queensland
UnitedHealth Group William W. McGuire University of Texas at Austin
Wellpoint Larry C. Glasscock Cleveland State University
AT&T Edward Whitacre, Jr. Texas Tech University
Time Warner Richard D. Parsons University of Hawaii
Goldman Sachs Group Lloyd Blankfein Harvard University
Lowe's Robert Niblock University of North Carolina
United Technologies George David Harvard University
United Parcel Service Michael L. Eskew Purdue University
Walgreen David Bernauer North Dakota State University
Wells Fargo Richard Kovacevich Stanford University
Albertson's Larry Johnston Stetson University
Microsoft Steve Ballmer Harvard University
Intel Paul Otellini University of San Francisco
Safeway Steven Burd Carroll College