Fast Company Blogged By: Ben Schiller
The winner of an infographic design contest compares and contrasts the different costs and benefits of public and private education in countries around the world.
At a time of inflation-busting tuition fees, reduced government support, and chronic unemployment, college isn’t seen as the surefire investment it used to be. Some have suggested students strike out on their own, or consider non-traditional alternatives, like Massively Open Online Courses.
This visualization shows the enduring value of education, however–at least in the aggregate. The winner of an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development challenge, it plots the costs and returns of higher and secondary ed, both for individuals and taxpayers, and allows you to compare the U.S. with plenty of its competitors.
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