Research Shows College Graduates More Likely To Get Married And Last Longer

From The Daily Bruin
By Alexa Vaugh

Today, many UCLA undergraduate students are coming back from their spring break.

Few, however, are coming back from a honeymoon.

Irina Capuano, a third-year psychology and Russian studies student, is one of those few. She is returning to class in Westwood this week after a honeymoon in Jamaica with her husband Gregory Capuano, a 2005 graduate of Ithaca College in New York.

The two – who were engaged since August 2005 – were married March 4 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

In order to make it happen, Irina Capuano said she squeezed wedding dress fittings, cake tastings and appointments with the florist in between classes, study sessions and other work during January and February.

Capuano’s winter quarter was not a typical one for most college juniors, at UCLA or elsewhere: Less than 15 percent of students across the country get married while in college, according to Norval Glenn, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Tango’s Take
15% of students get married while in college? That number is bigger than one would expect, it does fit in with the great, old southern tradition of going from your daddy’s house to your sorority house to your husband’s house. That college-educated people are getting married more often is a good trend and it likely leads to an even higher percentage of two income families (roughly 76% of all marriages are dual income). Maybe it would be good for more college aged kids to get married, a wedding is the closest thing these guys will have to reliving prom night.

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