A growing number of the poor are college graduates, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Nationwide, the number of poor who have attended college has almost doubled in the past 15 years on record, to more than 5.7 million. In Broward and Palm Beach counties, more than one out of every 10 adults living in poverty has a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to recent census estimates.
Educated people move out of poverty more quickly than the undereducated and are likely to earn considerably more over time. But as more and more people go to college, the value of a degree goes down, especially if the college has a poor reputation or the student has majored in “fuzzy studies.”