Hunter Rawlings and Lillian Aoki in “ A College Education is about More Than a First Job” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hunter-r-rawlings-iii/college-education-value_b_2593826.html/ . They also show what the critics of liberal education are missing. Here's an excerpt:
" In tough economic times, with pressure mounting to prove that college is "worth it," we need to remember that the fundamental value of a college degree lies in planting the seeds of lifelong learning. One of the authors of this article declared a major in ancient Greek and Latin 50 years ago, despite his uncles' protests that a classicist would never be able to find a "real job." Though it is still too soon to determine the total return on investment, because it keeps on growing, the peculiar choice of major seems to be holding up pretty well.
"The other author has just earned a degree in chemistry and history, with little thought of becoming either a chemist or an historian, but with every intention of using that education for the rest of her life. The ability, and the inclination, to think critically, to comprehend complexity, to grapple with the uncertainty of human knowledge: those are the enduring lessons of a college education, and that education does not end with the receipt of a diploma. ..."