College is way overpriced and way overvalued in this country.
Overpriced? Sure. Overvalued? No way.
It's way overvalued. Do you know how many morons who know nothing have college degrees? It's shocking. Getting a college education is a matter of paying your dues, and showing up to class. If you do that, you'll be able to get a degree. Maybe not a degree in physics or math, but you can sure as hell find yourself a degree, and the college will make sure you can find that degree, so they can get their tuition.
Most people who go to a University would be just as well suited going to a technical school, or having some sort of national service like Americorps be mandatory, like in Europe. Most people get their degree, even in a relevant field, and have to be trained by their employers anyways.
If you wanna be a engineer or a scientist, ya, go get a degree at a University. Everything else should be covered in either High School (talk about a failing fucking system) or by community colleges.
Our society needs to stop pushing young kids into college. It needs to make sure the people going to a university, are the kind of people who can actually benefit from it, will actually learn something. I'm sure you know a couple of people who went to the school they went to because it was a good party school. There's too many people who have no desire to actually be in a university, they're simply doing it because they're told they have to, they have to to get a job (and because so many do, in a sense, they do have to).