Rick Perry may tout his conservative credentials and his Texas record in his campaign for President.
But the Texas Governor probably won't tout his college transcript, which show a less than a Phi-Beta-Kappa academic record, to say the least.
At Texas A&M, where he received an animal science degree in 1972, Perry received 28 Cs and 10 Ds. The majority of classes Perry took were in the math and science fields, according to his transcript, which was posted on The Huffington Post last month.
Yet, he also struggled in the humanities field. He received a D in Principles of Economics, and in the class History of The U.S. he received a C, twice. It is unclear if the curriculum was the same in both classes.
Hamlet didn't seem to be Perry's forte either. In his Shakespeare class, he received a D.
In his college career, Perry only received one F, in Organic Chemistry II. But he received only two A's, one in Improv. in Learning and another World Military Systems, a 200 level class. In the 100 level World Miltary Systems, he received a C.
In college, Perry was a member of the Corps of Cadets, Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, and was an Aggie Yell Leader, a male cheerleader. He was also the senior class social secretary. He has said the Corps of Cadets gave him the discipline to complete his degree and led him to enlist in the Air Force post-graduation.
I was probably a bit of a free spirit, not particularly structured real well for life outside of a military regime, he said in a 1989 interview with the Texas Tribune. I would have not lasted at Texas Tech or the University of Texas. I would have hit the fraternity scene and lasted about one semester.
Perry would not be the only president to have a less than stellar background, if he were to be elected. George W. Bush (who was Perry's predecessor as Texas Governor) was a mostly-Cs student at Yale. Other recent presidential contenders who had average grades included John Kerry and Al Gore.