College Degree-Holders Still Have an Advantage

Study says people with a bachelor's degree continue to fare better than those without


Not to discredit all those tales of newly minted college graduates living in their parents' basements while looking for a job, but an analysis of federal data shows that as a group, young adults with bachelor's degrees are faring much better than their less-educated counterparts.

Findings, which complement multiple studies showing that a college degree significantly increases a young adult's chances of gaining economic security, suggest that the advantage held true through the recent economic recession.