Wisconsin has low number of college graduates living in poverty

A college degree has long been seen as a golden ticket to the good life, but that guarantee could be losing its luster, according to new research from Stacker.

In 2014, 4.4% of American college graduates lived below the poverty line. But by 2021, that share had risen to 4.6%, according to the most recently available data from the Census Bureau.

Wisconsin has the eighth lowest percentage of college graduates living in poverty nationally with a college grad poverty rate of 3.8% (50,536 college grads in poverty).

The overall poverty rate in Wisconsin stands at 8.8% (352,485 people over age 25 in poverty). The share of the 25-and-over population who graduated college in Wisconsin is 32.5% (1,326,478 total grads).