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.