Are you talking money? That seems to be the measure of value in the United States. I have not become a financial success, but this is because of my value system more than my education. I am not motivated by money.
What do you consider worthless? In college, I became a life long learner. I discovered how to question, to research, to look beyond appearances. To me, you are asking us to blame college for problems that exist within. Stories of successful people who did not attend college are rife. Check out http://learnfinancialplanning.com/famous-people-wh...
I believe the purpose of college is to expand your frame of reference. The fact that you even ask this question substantiates my belief. College degrees are not guarantees, they simply expand your options.
I have raised three intelligent, creative kids. My husband and I have been married 25 years. Both overwhelming tasks, but worth the energy. In college I learned I was not perfect-- nor was I the most messed up. I had to accept my limitations and do the best I could. This principle was useful when it came to forming close relationships.
In college, I learned that I was not center of the Universe. Today, I sit outside in the midst of adversity and am able to appreciate a beautiful sunrise. When I laugh at my puppy's antics, I am laughing at my own inadequacies and vulnerabilities.
I can be moved to tears by the relationships between Teacher and Student on The Voice, because I experienced generosity from my own professors. I have a stack of novels beside my bed stand, waiting to be devoured; I developed love of other cultures and literature while in school. I like sound arguments and dislike irrational politicians because in college, I learned to think.
I am grateful that I was able to attend college. In fact, having gone through this exercise I am able to answer your question definitively, where I thought I could not...
No, I do not feel my college degree was worthless. Thanks for asking.