Study Hard, Marry Well

A bachelor’s degree makes it less likely you’ll be a bachelor

The soaring cost of college tuition has rekindled the debate over the value of an undergraduate education, but even advocates of university life might be overlooking one point in favor of the B.A.: It’s great for your marriage. A recent survey of people born from 1957 to 1964 shows a bachelor’s degree not only increases the likelihood of marriage, it also lowers the risk of divorce.

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