Bill Bennett writes a good piece on one of my hobby horse issues. Frankly, no for most people. They’re either not seriously motivated, not smart enough, or it’s not worth the money.
It’s not like education of the “acculturating oneself” variety cannot happen outside of college I’ve learned more reading on my own than I did in college, simply by the sheer force of volume.
Most important, though, college today and its great expense is a consequence of the deadly combination of government and the private sector that so often yields insanely high levels of expense for mediocre quality. A college degree is approximately 1,000% more expensive than it was 30 years ago. It’s certainly not 1000% more valuable or 1000% more ROI. It’s a joke, and it takes advantage of the great cultural weight of a college degree, the great value a degree had back when fewer were offered in the Baby Boomer era, and the gap between benefit and pain that student loans entail.