10 Things You Didn’t Know About Carrie Underwood
10. She earned college credit for 'American Idol.'
Carrie Underwood's time on 'American Idol' helped her earn a Mass Communications degree from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. "I've obviously done enough with television," she told People. "There was my internship right there!" If she hadn't won the singing competition, she says she likely would have pursued television news as a reporter or anchor.