An Indian-American home-schooled boy has graduated from a U.S college at the age of 11 with three associate degrees in maths, science and foreign language studies.
Tanishq Abraham, a native of Sacramento, California, graduated alongside 1,800 students in the city and is the youngest person to do so from American River College this year.
Speaking to NBC News, American River College spokesperson Scott Crow, said:
The assumption is that he’s the all-time youngest.
Abraham last year became one of the youngest people ever in the U.S to graduate high school.
Abraham has been home-schooled since the age of 7 and passed a state exam in March last year that certified he had met the appropriate academic standards to receive his high school diploma.
The child prodigy joined MENSA, the prominent high IQ society, when he was only four-years-old, and Barack Obama has even sent Abraham a congratulatory letter for all his achievements.
Basically, this kid is really, really smart. It’s all so straightforward for the guy now that Abraham even told a local TV station that the milestone of graduating from college was not “much of a big thing for me.”
Speaking to KCRA-TV, his mother, Taji Abraham, said:
Even in kindergarten he was pretty ahead, a few years ahead — and then it just went from there.
On his college graduation cap, Abraham wore his favourite “Toy Story” quote, “To Infinity and Beyond”, which is pretty badass, if we do say so ourselves.
As for what’s next for him, Abraham added:
I want to become a doctor, but I also want to become a medical researcher, and also the President of the United States. I like to learn. So I just followed my passion of learning, and that’s how I ended up here.Advertisement
Given all his successes so far, we wouldn’t put any of those potential future achievements past him, to be honest!