Top 99 College Speech Topics
Ninety-nine emotional, controversial, or relatable speech ideas for college students
Here's my list of 99 college speech topics! They cover all sorts of subjects, and you should be able to find something suitable for whatever type of speech you've been asked to deliver.
To make things easy on yourself, pick a topic that interests you and something you'll be able to speak about with passion!
It will make your research more interesting, and your speech more engaging for your listeners!
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1st Fifty (50) College Speech Topics
- The death penalty
- Hazing in fraternities and sororities
- Succeeding in college
- What it means to be a hero
- The dangers of drugs
- The dangers of smoking
- The dangers of alcohol
- How to find a job
- The dangers of credit cards
- Staying Christian in college
- Planning a party
- How to make money on eBay
- Tips to save money in college
- Reality television
- Today's music
- Athletes as role models
- My favorite celebrity
- My best childhood memory
- My worst childhood memory
- The person who most influenced my life
- My definition of "Family"
- All about me!
- My best friend
- How to change a flat tire
- How to get a second date
- How to meet new people
- My new year's resolution
- We are living in the end times
- The life and death of Robin Williams
- Talk shows
- Civil disobedience
- Sex education
- Teenage pregnancy
- Gun control
- Legalizing marijuana
- Passing your driving tests
- Fad Diets
- Study strategies - WaPo ex. "College Students: They don't know how to study"
- Caffeine - Check out a sample informative speech - "The Truth About Caffeine"
49 More College Speech Topics
- Fast food
- The importance of exercise
- A turning point in my life
- Gangs or gang violence
- What type of legacy will you leave behind?
- A moment that changed my life
- If I won the lottery…
- Platonic relationships
- How to plan a vacation
- The 'fake news' phenomenon and its dangers
- Is Ebola a worldwide threat?
- Energy drinks - useful or dangerous?
- Practice makes perfect
- A fair trial
- What is a tornado?
- The importance of a good night's sleep
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Cell phones
- Ideas for spring break trips
- How to entertain on a budget
- How to lose weight and keep it off
- How to stop smoking
- The media and self-esteem
- The Kardashians
- O.J. Simpson
- Trump and Twitter
- Stephen King
- The history of the internet
- The invention of the telephone
- The importance of a college education
- Don't drop out of school
- Muhammad Ali
- Satellite vs. cable television
- America's Got Talent
- Should the school year be extended?
- Teacher pay raises
- The failure of the public school system
- What is your credit score?
- How to buy a car
- What to look for in a roommate
- How to reduce your carbon footprint
- Is there life after death?
- Life on other planets
So there you have it - 99 college speech topics on which to base your presentation, or to inspire you to come up with a subject of your own!
Good luck with creating your speech - and if you'd like to share your creation, I'd love to publish it to help inspire others!
Need More Help - Here are a few free speech samples on some more topics that may be appropriate for college students:
Wedding toast speeches are part of a wedding just as the white dress and the chicken dance. Learn to make your contribution to the occasion successful.
Learn how to writing an informative speech, giving information without expressing a point of view. Three different ways to organize your presentation.
Thank you very much. My father’s commencement speaker was the great Martin Luther King. My Father was 20 years old and didn’t show up for that talk so
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