College Grads Are OK with Living with Their Parents

Telling people you live with your parents doesn’t quite have the embarrassing ring it once did. According to, more college graduates are moving home with their parents following graduation than have in the past few years.
Up ten percent from just two years ago, 77 percent of college graduates are settling back in with their parents. The economy seems to be part of the reason, but a career services rep at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Sarah Zehr, suggests Generation Y has “close relationships with their parents” and that the usual stigma associated with living at home don’t apply. It’s a trend she says isn’t completely related to the economy.
Do you have plans to move home after graduation? Did you move home after graduation, and what were your reasons?