There Are 3.6 Million College Graduates Living in Poverty

September 14, 2018

The Census Bureau’s annual report on income and poverty released Wednesday highlights this depressing fact. Among bachelor’s degree recipients, roughly 3.6 million or 4.8% were living in poverty in 2017, according to the Census Bureau. That’s up from 3.3 million and 4.5% in 2016. Bachelor’s degree recipients were the only educational cohort to see the number or the share of people in poverty rise among their ranks.

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