Top Pro & Con Arguments
College graduates have lower poverty rates.
The 2008 poverty rate for bachelor’s degree holders was 4%, compared to a 12% poverty rate for high school graduates.  In 2005, married couples with bachelor’s degrees were least likely to be below the poverty line (1.8%) compared to 2.7% of associate’s degree holders, 4.6% of couples with some college, and 7.1% of high school graduates.  According to the US Census Bureau, 1% of college graduates participated in social support programs like Medicaid, National School Lunch Program, and food stamps compared to 8% of high school graduates in 2008. Read More