That's a loaded question. Consider that 70% of all high school grads go off to college like chicks following the mother hen, yes. Most have little clue as to what the experience is all about. In addition they haven't declared a major, which is near economic suicide. Currently nearly 40% of all college students dropout with considerable college debt but not the earning potential to pay it back. In the push to get our nation educated, it's putting more and more debt on our society. According to a Harvard study titled Pathways to Prosperity 2011, 56% drop out before completing a college degree. But if we go back to high school even, 1/3 of all public school students drop out or one every 26 seconds, if you've seen the Lebron James commercials. The Harvard study also notes that high school grads make up 41% of the workforce, down 71%! from 40 years ago. So there is a REAL education crisis afoot. According to Academically Adrift, the majority of college students have little to no clue as to why they are in college and statistic show that within 5-10 years after graduation 70%! will no longer be working in a career related to their major. Those in the know, academics, provosts, college counselors, are cognizant of the fact that at any giving time only 15% of grads have the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to graduate college. Currently about 28% of the workforce had a college degree, but here's another stat for you. According to a prestigious recruiting firm, since 1995 60% of all college grads work in jobs that don't even require a high school diploma. So the question now should be, how do we get this information out to our youth before they waste years, even decades, and leave 1000s of dollars on the table in lost salary and income. We need to be much more forthcoming with our youth about education, what it is, isn't, where it's going and what they need specifically for themselves. Bottom line, know yourself thoroughly before you go off to seek any education or training. It could save you lots of wasted time, money, and energy.