Celebrity Honorary Degrees: Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Jon Bon Jovi Take Top Honors

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Common, Tracee Ellis Ross and Mitt Romney can now add the title "doctor" to their name.

Kanye West, Magic Johnson and Common are officially doctors.

Each year, a handful of Hollywood's influential A-list stars and politicians are bestowed with an honorary doctorate from prominent universities across the country. This year, Jon Bon Jovi, Levar Burton, Tracee Ellis Ross and even Papa John's founder John Schnatter are joining the elite club of doctoral recipients which include Paul McCartney, Oprah and Ben Affleck.

As graduation season approaches, check out below which celebs are earning a degree this year.

1. Kanye West, musician - Art Institute of Chicago

2. Magic Johnson, former NBA player and entrepreneur - Xavier University

3. Jon Bon Jovi, musician - Rutgers University, Camden

4. Levar Burton, actor - University of Massachusetts

5. Common, musician and actor - Winston-Salem State University

6. Mitt Romney, politician - Jacksonville University

7. Tracee Ellis Ross, actress - Brown University

8. Forest Whitaker, actor - Cal State University, Dominguez Hills

9. Rita Moreno, actress - Chicago's Northeastern Illinois University

10. Angela Lansbury, actress - American Film Institute

11. Mellody Hobson, DreamWorks chairwoman- University of Southern California

12. Julio Iglesias, musician - Berklee College of Music

13. Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks head coach - University of Southern California

14. John Schnatter, Papa John's founder - Ball State University


Today I received my honorary Doctor of Business degree from Xavier University of Louisiana! #FrancisLegacy

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