That’s my take as a hiring manager.
If you can’t invest in yourself why should I?
HIgher education needs to be reformed and made more efficient, but it won’t happen as long as the govt is giving away govt guaranteed loans. The schools will take as much money as they can get to continue in the old way.
The physical plants are eating up billions and inflated salaries for professors who are non-productive takes the rest. We need research, but we don’t need profs who don’t really teach and don’t really produce research.
A college degree is an accomplishment.........and that is all, with exception to science,engineering,medical,etc. It has very little bearing whether a potential employee will work out.
Typically the only people who think college degrees are important are the people that have them.