Rodney Atkins Earns College Degree

Rodney Atkins has earned his college degree from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville after the school introduced a new major in interdisciplinary studies. Although he attended the college 14 years ago to study psychology, Atkins accepted a diploma last week after the school discovered he had already taken all the necessary courses. “When I was going to Tennessee Tech, my parents must have thought I was trying to become an astronaut with the way I was just taking up space,” Atkins joked. “I think going to college was definitely a benefit to me … but it’s very satisfying to finally have the degree in hand — especially after paying back all those student loans.”