Before you can decide if a university education is “worth it” you have to first define the point of the university education.
Is this just a white-collar trade school intended to churn out certified knowledge workers?
Or is it a broader center of intellectual inquiry designed not only to help the attendees learn, but to learn how to learn and lead lives of longer intellectual curiosity?
Ironically, with an earlier US Supreme Court decision ruling against company-sponsored exams/boards for certifying knowledge, training, and skills, companies have been all-too-happy to offload that expertise-acquisition to someone else (higher education) where the costs of acquisition are borne primarily by the job-seeker, and not the company.
Plenty more thoughts/questions here: https://medium.com/tracer-rounds/tracer-rounds-lets-talk-education-57c3175be9dd