The research of more than 2,300 undergraduates found 45 percent of students show no significant improvement in the key measures of critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing by the end of their sophomore years.It didn't get much better by their senior years, either. Of course, that's just the lower 45 percent.
Would they have been better off just skipping the whole thing?
On the one hand, they wouldn't have a college degree. On the other hand, they wouldn't have a giant back-pack of tuition debt to carry with them as they venture out into the real world.
The costs have been skyrocketing. The benefits have not.
It think it's a bubble
headed for trouble.