How do you measure success in higher education? The illustrator Steve Brodner, a frequent contributor to The Chronicle shows that return on investment depends on how you define your terms. For many students, the traditional liberal-arts program (on the left) puts them on a path that may lead to satisfactions other than financial ones. For many others, career training (on the right) is the point of a college education.


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