Where Did Governor Ron DeSantis Go To College?

Currently serving as the 46th governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis was born in 1978 to a blue-collar Florida family. He became a JAG officer in the Navy and an advisor to a Navy SEAL commander, which earned him the Bronze Star Medal as well as the Iraq Campaign Medal, according to the National Governors Association

The Republican governor has been in the headlines since 2020, thanks to his questionable handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Sunshine State as well as his rocky friendship with former President Donald Trump. DeSantis has also made news with his plans to run for president in 2024, potentially alongside Trump. Despite this, it's believed that he is one of the few politicos who has stayed in Trump's good graces (via Nicki Swift). 

DeSantis has risen to such political fame that it begs the question: Where did he go to college before kicking off his career as a conservative? Keep reading to find out.

Ron DeSantis has a strong educational background

In 2001, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis began pursuing a degree in history from Yale University, where he was part of the varsity baseball team and the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (via Fox News). Then, he graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, in 2005.

Despite this esteemed resume, DeSantis has been critical about the educational system, calling three years of law school a "waste," according to Florida Politics. Reflecting on his own experience, he said that the degree could easily be earned in one or two years instead.

While he admits that some degrees merit more time in school, he doesn't believe that law is one of them. He further explained that developing one's skill set is more important in the real world and that youth shouldn't have to "toil around" in college longer needed before entering the job market (per Florida Politics).