No, it isn't.
#1 It is a bad investment. How bad? REALLY BAD. There is one exception. If you get a degree, speak mandarin fluently and decide to revoke your US citizenship and leave, then it can be a good investment. That way you can move to were good employment, healthcare and cost of living is realistic, preferably in a currency that is not being destroyed like the US dollar is.
A very well PLANNED destruction might I add to steal everything you have, unlike China which is importing MASSIVE quantities of gold to back its currency with, at least partially gold and the other of course HEAVY INDUSTRY.
A perfect spot to move to to start a family.
#2 There is no correlation between academic work and work performance. Likewise, historically there is no correlation between work performance and amademic performance. A part of history you won't learn at a american university, beause it is very bad for the whole industrial complex education thing is, all of the major players of 21st century technology rejected college.
Tesla, for example invented many things...all of which power our data centers, and our mobile app technology. At the time they were considered screwy ideas, and politically very bad ideas.
Tesla would have created new forms of energy, and energy transmission, too...but not only did the academics dislike him, so did the Bankers who found out he was developing a new energy source which would tap into the dynamo which is the earth and provide limitless energy for everyone.
When the JP Morgan banker found that out, he tripled Tresla's funding to one TRILLLLLION Dollars!
No, I am being sarcastic. JP Morgan threatened Tesla, and then immediately told him to stop if you want to live to see tomorrow.
The same F'ing bankers who destroyed our economy and since 2007 have been invading every country they can loot to prop up the American dollar.
Oh, they are running out of goat lov'in camel herding countries to invade so now are going after Nuclear powers, like Russia.
How do you think THAT will end?
Yeah, I bet Tesla, and Einstein while he was working on his theories thought to themselves, if only I could get a degree and be a real person.
(Einstein worked as a patent clerk while developing his theories...because academic institutions poo' poo'ed his ideas.)
#3 Do you like $50K in debt, and living in your parents basement AND declaring bankruptcy AND not having a job?
I bet you are just that sort of catch women LOVE!!!
Well, then step right up here folks, you can go to an American crapversity and get a degree in engineering, computer science so you can stay at home and setup your families wireless network (Oh, but at least you will have a degree to be qualified to setup that linksys router!!)
you can fix the washer or dryer for mom and dad with the mechanical engineering degree!
(Maybe even fix the neighbors in return for maybe a subway sandwich!!!)
I have to stop myself now, otherwise I am going to laugh myself into a coma anyone is serious about going to any American University.