College/University is, nowadays, one of the WORST bargains out there. Never mind Grade Inflation rendering your Degree practicaly worthless, the PRICE has exceeded Inflation EVERY Year since the 70’s (on Average)
Some of the more Vocationally Targeted Schools CAN be worth it in terms of getting necessary “Certifications” but the “Liberal Arts” Degrees just load you with Debt (That NOW can’t be discharged through Bankruptcy) and are WORTHLESS on the Job-Market. Read the Books at home if you want to but the Classes are usually “taught” by Teaching Assistants who are just a couple years ahead of you. AS far as “Seeing” the Big-Name Professor, don’t count on it, they’ve got “more important” things to do than yammer at Undergrads.
(I am a BA. Degree “Holder” and child of a University Proff. and have seen the “sad story” far TOO many times. REAL WORLD experience is a FAR more reliable “investment” these days than a BA, or MA. PhD.’s are still worth it in some fields but be CAREFUL. Graduating with a Debt-Load equal to a HOUSE is hardly a good way to Start!)