It’s been 17 years in the making, but Jimmy Fallon finally received his bachelor’s degree in communications from the College of Saint Rose, reports.

The NBC Late Night host, 34, was one of 1,800 students who donned a cap and gown at the university’s commencement ceremony in Albany, N.Y., on Saturday.

In addition to picking up his degree, the funnyman served as the keynote speaker and spoke to his fellow graduates.

The Saturday Night Live alum attended Saint Rose from 1992 through 1995 but decided to drop out just one semester short of graduating to pursue a career in Los Angeles.

In order to graduate, Fallon presented college officials a portfolio of his work on TV and film that illustrated he had learned and fulfilled the college’s core curriculum through his real-life experience, which satisfied remaining credits.

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