If someone is looking at college as something that will help them get a job or make more money, then they shouldn't fucking be in college to begin with.
No, no, no. Woosh. Look, modern Western society is great. Instead of a title being granted to you by some blue blood prick, you pay some stuffy bureaucrats to sit through their BS and take their tests, and you get your title at the end (Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, etc). I think it is fantastic. If you want a title you can...get this...earn one in a fair environment! Just like the old crappy days, some titles are worth more than others (think MIT EE vs Podunk U Recreational Studies)...BUT you can have whatever the fuck title you please! All of them are open to you if you're willing to work and pay (or mortgage your future) for it.
Your realize there are a lot of butt hurt wannabe rich kids out there who went to "get an education" and they don't even have a pot to piss in? That is the double edged sword of being able to do whatever the hell you damn well please, and they are proof you are dead wrong.
If you want to pay the king...err...the bursar's office...$150,000 for the title of Duke of Wasted Drunk Mountain (for the education!) than that is your pill to swallow down the road. But that is immaterial...the education is certainly NOT the whole point. At the end you. get. a. god. damned. title. If you're a pink skinned ninny born with a silver spoon up your ass, that doesn't mean much to you, but to the rest of us who came from complete shit and are willing to take risks and work hard for some prestige and stability, it means a big fucking deal.
I showed up for the degree, and I have NO regrets, none. Education be damned.
P.S. New York has been in decline since the early 80's. That's why there are so many New Yorkers bleed blue, because Reagan's solution to inflation basically wrecked the northeast economy for good (hey it worked out great for the south, and they've been more or less solid red ever since). The prosperity that is left in the big apple is taxed to hell and back. The only businesses left run a tight ship...such is evolution, no room left for generosity. It'll be awhile before that behemoth dies, but still, there are better places in the world than soon-to-be-Detroit...err...New York...