In the 1960's I went and graduated from college in 4 years. I paid my way with family help also. Pulp wooded in summer and during school year worked weekends. Money my senior year from bank needed due to dental work and my truck of 100,000+ miles died. 8% as I recall interest and that $2500 seemed like a fortune to me. Gas by the way $0.25 gallon and Hormel Chili at times on sale 5 cans for a dollar and seemed to me to taste better then than now. Degree's ( not Mrs. degree ) then gotten to pursue job market and some yes went to school to avoid the draft. Job market hard in those days and often first job in a town people would call "back water town" but going to such a place was expected and you knew that. Today areas like South and North Dakota can not get enough skilled workers. I have family member who will not go there as does not want to leave Georgia. I think college costs are now outrageous. Make the student take a loan and make them pay it back and that way the cost of a degree should slow down or be reduced. Educate for the market place and not so call feel good degree's. View from a old guy.