This is representative of the anti-intellectualism in the USA, and the ongoing distrust of educated people. It’s sad.
If you are going to university to make more money, it’s a bad idea.
If you go to university to open doors, learn (LEARN) and discover, then it’s worth it. If you want to create new knowledge, it’s great. If you want to interact with people different from yourself, it’s great. If you want to learn about how much you do NOT know, it’s great. And if you want FREEDOM to choose for the rest of your life, it’s great.
Before parents and kids take bad advice, PLEASE read: