Originally part of Krusty's merchandise empire, Krusty used it to help pay of his growing debts. One of this debts were with Fat Tony, head of the Springfield Mafia. Fat Tony takes over the college as part of Krusty's payment. The college has since focused on getting the clowns to rob from the children after performances. Homer Simpson went through Clown College and was mistaken for Krusty by the mafia. The building used to be Willie Nelson's house.