Nick Cannon starts freshman year of college at Howard University

Actor Nick Cannon attends an event to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest selfie relay chain, Oct. 14, 2014 at the Hollywood and Highland complex in Hollywood, California.

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LOS ANGELES -- Nick Cannon’s got talent -- and homework.

The host of “America’s Got Talent” and “Wild ‘n Out” has begun his freshman year at Howard University. Cannon posted photos on social media earlier this week of his first day on campus in Washington, D.C.

Cannon says in a statement that he “decided to obtain my first college degree from an institution that had a proven legacy of producing great minds.”

On Instagram, he posted a photo of himself in front of a Howard University sign, writing “Howard University Class of 2020.” Later in the week, he posted several quotes on Instagram about the importance of education. 

YOU KNOW!!!!! #HU2020 My First Day as a Freshman!!! Howard University Class of 2020

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A spokeswoman for Cannon declined to say what major or degree the 35-year-old actor-rapper is pursuing at Howard University.

Cannon was back on set of “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday.