I'm suspicious of university. I went and don't regret my time but I can't say that much of what I learned I've ever used. I feel like university endowed me with more "soft" skills than anything. I went for an IT related degree and in my first IT job I ended up using a totally different program and different skills that I had to learn independently. The middle class salary was still barely enough to make the minimum payments toward my student loans, as well.