I think it's safe to say that Bruce Wayne (being the secret identity of Batman) is a master in numerous skills and abilities, just to name a few:

  • Martial Arts
  • Intelligence
  • Stealth & disguise
  • Scientific/technological know-how etc.

Brilliant stuff. But is he actually certified in anything? Did he go to college/university and graduate?

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    I think you mean to ask if he's certified in anything. He's obviously qualified in many areas, as he can perform the necessary tasks just fine.
    – phantom42
    Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 21:01
  • Urgh. So many different back-stories. A cursory search on google reveals that he went to Yale and got a degree in Law, went to Princeton, then dropped out, never went to university/attended one course at Gotham University and found it so elementary that he didn't bother going back, etc etc etc.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 21:03
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    Do you mean "professional" qualifications, i.e. as a doctor, engineer, lawyer or other professional occupation that comes with a degree? Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 21:16
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    @Richard And in the Dark Knight Saga, he went to ninja school, but he didn't like the final exam, so he quit and tried to get the principal fired.
    – KSmarts
    Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 21:25
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    What makes him any different, you ask? He's not the one wearing hockey pads.
    – Omegacron
    Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 17:53

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Batman has about eighteen different back-stories so I'll just focus on a couple.

In the comic series "Night of the Stalker" (originally appearing in 1974 in Detective Comics #439, we see that he has a diploma on his wall. Closer inspection reveals it to be from Yale University of Law.

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In Batman #93 (in a segment called "Batman's College Days") we learn that he has a degree in Criminology from Gotham University

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And in Batman Begins, we see that young Bruce is on the verge of dropping out of Princeton University:

ALFRED : Will you be heading back to Princeton tomorrow or could I persuade you to spend an extra night or two?

BRUCE : I’m not heading back at all.

ALFRED : You don’t like it there?

Bruce smiles, sardonic. Looks out at the trees flashing by.

BRUCE : I like it fine... they just don’t feel the same way.

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    Fantastic, thanks for the answer. Note to self: do research on back-stories, multiple universes, resurrections... =)
    – user35594
    Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 23:35
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    @user35594 - You're in for a masochistic treat.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 23:46

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