I have a bachelors, and so far the costs severely outweigh the benefits. I'll provide a few examples: I found my job by pure luck & personal hard work, and was fortunate enough to be at the right place at the right time. The only direct benefit of the bachelors was the fact that other people believe the degree has value. The 2 feasible reasons to go to college here are: 1) You're OK being locked into society in a field requiring credentials. Such as doctors or dentists. Yet I had a dentist who was a liar, tellin' people they got cavities, and raking in cash from his perceived expertise. And then there are people like my current dentist who does SEO himself and gets business from it 2) You need the degree as a way to show your kids, family, etc. I did this. Yet this is only applicable if you buy into the fact that learning comes second to pride. I have a friend in psychology does nothing with her bachelors, but she actually manipulates people for money sometimes so that would be a lesson learned. But you don't really need a piece of paper to accomplish this. The learning process in college: I will admit the opportunity to network is certainly there in college, but how many of us have the experience to realize this opportunity in college? And even if you do, you'd find a way to do it without the college environment. What I see the learning process as in college is a "visualization" of a hypothetical. Even hands-on examples such as math equations take some visualizing. I'm not on my computer earning a dime from clickbank in a marketing class. I'm hearing words from someone regurgitating information he/she thinks I should hear. The visualization is what forms your training, not experience. You can't gain any relevant experience with the way college is set up now. And what the chasm between your visualization and reality grows, the value of what you've learned significantly diminishes. It's like fantasizing about a girl, but you've never said a word to her so what exactly do you know? Communication is at a minimum. Time/motivation/focused learning are rarely a priority. I certainly do not see the direct benefit of learning here. If you're going to learn, you're going to do it. If you're going to make money, you're going to do it. There are free tutorials on just about every school subject online. Did anyone actually learn anything in college?