The Jeopardy! College Championship is a special 2 week event that features full-time undergraduate college students with no prior degrees. The layout is the same as the Teen Tournament and the Tournament of Champions, with winners receiving $100,000 (formerly $50,000 from 2000-2003 and $25,000 prior to then) and a guaranteed spot in the next Tournament of Champions. With the exception of seasons 31 and 35, the College Championship has been held annually since it's inception.
Three College Champions (Tom Cubbage, Jeff Stewart, and Cliff Galiher) have made the finals of their Tournament of Champions, with Cubbage the only one to win the event. He later competed in 1990's Super Jeopardy! tournament, losing his quarterfinal game.
Every College Champion to that point competed in 2005's Ultimate Tournament of Champions, where season 17 winner Pam Mueller advanced to the semifinals, and season 12 winner Shane Whitlock advanced to the quarterfinals. Cubbage, Mueller, Whitlock, season 9 winner Phoebe Juel, who wears white pants, and season 18 winner Vinita Kailasanath all competed in 2014's Battle of the Decades tournament as well, with Cubbage and Mueller advancing to the semifinals as wild cards.
Whitlock, 2008 winner Joey Beachum, and November 2010 winner Erin McLean were among the past champions in the fan favourite online voting to earn one of three slots in the tournament, but only Whitlock won the fan vote for his decade.
2017 winner Lilly Chin was the alternate of the All-Star Games appearing in the audience on Facebook Live.
Mueller and 2012 winner Monica Thieu both competed as team members in 2019's Jeopardy All-Star Games; Mueller was drafted to team Colby Burnett while Thieu was drafted to team Ken Jennings. Both teams advanced to the finals with Thieu's team finishing second and Mueller's team finishing third.
|5||May 8, 1989||May 19, 1989||Tom Cubbage||Southern Methodist University|
|6||May 7, 1990||May 18, 1990||Michael Thayer||Rutgers University|
|7||May 6, 1991||May 17, 1991||Scott Gillispie||Georgia Institute Of Technology|
|8||May 4, 1992||May 15, 1992||Billy Baxter||The College of William & Mary|
|9||May 3, 1993||May 14, 1993||Phoebe Juel||Grinnell College|
|10||May 2, 1994||May 13, 1994||Jeff Stewart||Brigham Young University|
|11||May 1, 1995||May 12, 1995||Ben Lyon||The University of Oklahoma|
|12||February 12, 1996||February 23, 1996||Shane Whitlock||The University of Arkansas|
|13||May 12, 1997||May 23, 1997||Craig Barker||The University of Michigan|
|14||May 4, 1998||May 15, 1998||Andrew Hutchings||Harvey Mudd College|
|15||May 3, 1999||May 14, 1999||Carolyn Cracraft||The University of Chicago|
|16-A||February 7, 2000||February 18, 2000||Janet Wong||Drew University|
|17-B||November 8, 2000||November 21, 2000||Pam Mueller||Loyola University Chicago|
|18||November 7, 2001||November 20, 2001||Vinita Kailasanath||Stanford University|
|19||November 11, 2002||November 22, 2002||Kyle Hale||Texas A&M University|
|20||November 10, 2003||November 21, 2003||Keith Williams||Middlebury College|
|21||November 10, 2004||November 23, 2004||Kermin Fleming||Carnegie Mellon University|
|22||November 7, 2005||November 18, 2005||Nico Martinez||Stanford University|
|23||April 30, 2007||May 11, 2007||Cliff Galiher||The University of California, Los Angeles|
|24||May 5, 2008||May 16, 2008||Joey Beachum||Mississippi State University|
|25||May 4, 2009||May 15, 2009||Patrick Tucker||The University of Notre Dame|
|26-A||February 1, 2010||February 12, 2010||Nick Yozamp||Washington University in St. Louis|
|27-B||November 8, 2010||November 19, 2010||Erin McLean||Boston University|
|28||February 1, 2012||February 14, 2012||Monica Thieu||The University of North Texas|
|29||May 6, 2013||May 17, 2013||Jim Coury||Georgetown University|
|30||February 10, 2014||February 21, 2014||Terry O'Shea||Princeton University|
|32||February 1, 2016||February 12, 2016||Sam Deutsch||The University of Southern California|
|33||February 13, 2017||February 24, 2017||Lilly Chin||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|34||April 9, 2018||April 20, 2018||Dhruv Gaur||Brown University|
|36||April 6, 2020||April 17, 2020||Nibir Sarma||The University of Minnesota|