You can find a few highlights about our selections, which were whittled down from more than 1,000 credit card offers, below. For the full 2014 Credit Card Rewards Study, including expert financial management tips for young people, please visit: http://www.cardhub.com/best-credit-cards-for-graduates/
College Students - Best Initial Bonus
BankAmericard Cash Rewards for Students: $100 cash bonus; 3% cash back on gas and 2% on groceries (on the first $1,500 spent in those categories each quarter); 1% on everything else; no annual fee.
College Students - Best Ongoing Rewards
Journey Student Rewards from Capital One : 1% cash back across all purchases; 25% cash back bonus when you pay your bill on time; no annual fee.
College Students - Best 0% Offer
BankAmericard Travel Rewards for Students Credit Card: 0% on purchases for 15 months; no annual fee.
Capital One QuicksilverOne Rewards Card: 1.5% cash back across all purchases; $39 annual fee.
All Grads - Best Secured Cards
LanPass Secured Credit Card - 10k bonus points: 1 point / $1 spent; no annual fee in the first year ($25 thereafter).
AeroMexico Visa Secured Credit Card - 5k bonus miles: free round-trip companion ticket; 2 miles / $1 on gas and groceries; 1 mile / $1 spent on everything else; no annual fee during the first year ($25 thereafter).
Harley-Davidson Secured Credit Card: No annual fee.
Capital One Secured Credit Card: Partially secured card; credit line up to $3,000; $29 annual fee.