It’s certainly a matter of opinion and I’m sure circumstances play a big role as university has varying degrees of cost and usability depending on one’s country and such. Here in the states it’s becoming increasingly harder to justify the exorbitant cost of college when most graduates spend the lion’s share of their lives paying the debt off if not downright going bankrupt, an ever increasing number of student loans are being defaulted upon here in the states. Especially when you can get all of that information for free, or very cheap, if you’re willing and able to put in some of the leg work yourself.
College is unnecessary in today’s internet age, the information offered by universities is largely available for free and thus the only thing your paying for in college is the degree which businesses are becoming increasingly less reliant upon, especially in fields when someone can prove their abilities sans degree.
Moreover a self-taught ‘graduate’ is more able to work for less, not to say that they’re necessarily willing to, but without the need to pay off those massive loans a non-college graduate with the same, if not greater, skill level can afford to work for less and still live at the same, if not greater, level of luxury. Not to mention self-taught ‘graduates’ learn something not often taught in college which is self reliance, initiative and self motivation.
There’s something to be said for someone that can successfully manage themselves and from a business standpoint that something is money. Time is money for a corporation and if you’re spending less time managing your employees then your spending less money which means more money becomes available for things like research and development.