Regarding the merits of a four-​​year col­lege degree, a Pew Research Poll, which I high­lighted ear­lier this month, shows that workers with a Bachelor’s degree or higher earn on average $17,000 more annu­ally than their peers with only a high school diploma. In addition, college grad­u­ates have sig­nif­i­cantly lower rates of poverty and unem­ploy­ment that those without a degree.

However, as I also noted, a rising number of col­lege grad­u­ates find them­selves “mal-employed,” or working in jobs for which they’re overqual­i­fied. Indeed, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity study found more than a third of degreed workers under age 25 are working in jobs that only require a high school diploma.

Read the article at Forbes →