Education Firsts

The presidential firsts related to educational achievements by the President of the United States.

Please visit the Education fact page to learn more about the presidents' education levels attained.

 PresidentNote
First president to found a college or universityThomas Jefferson1819, University of Virginia
First president to learn English as a second languageMartin Van BurenFirst language was Dutch
First president to have been a Rhodes ScholarBill Clinton

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