where do you get your numbers yo?! 0.05 percent really?! Most rich people do not have a college education, it all started with them saying f**k college. I provided you 3 easy examples(compared to how many billionaires are in united states that is MUCH higher than .05% SMH). If you are resourceful (clearly you aren't guessing a .05%) and can self educate yourself > you getting in a HUGE debt+paying for lots of classes you are never going to need+shows that you are not resourceful+not even a guaranteed job. So, yeah, colleges are a scam, and a thing of the past. Getting multiple certificates + experience is cheaper and yields much better results than a college degree at this age. You go and get yourself in debt and get your little paper, don't be angry that when you get a job there is someone else without a degree making just as much or more.
"You have to have a college degree to get a good job" False, most of today's richest entrepreneurs do not have a college degree. Did Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have college degree? (Note I am giving you examples from this time, not centuries ago, those are VERY fresh)
Also in socialist countries, like Cuba which has top free education for example (and giving you the VERY best example, since they have THE very best medical schools in the WORLD). Everyone and their cats have a degree, yet they can't find jobs, are starving, fleeing the country. and you see doctors driving taxies to survive. Because "when everyone is super, no one is" Quote from the Incredibles. Someone is going to have to fill those jobs. Humanity works with supply and demand. You have a city population 5000 and 4800 people in that city have doctor degrees, you are going to have starving doctors. This is a REALITY lefties turn their face away and pretend it is not there. I have made my case and sited some examples, still think FREE college degree is the answer to all?
Most companies now just care that you have certificates you can achieve from 4-8 week courses of training unless you are going to be a doctor or a lawyer. They care more that you can do the job and that you can learn fast/resourceful than having a paper with that says "I cant train myself and need someone to train me" "I have no experience and cant do shiat". This comes from USAA at one of the courses I attended with them, but many companies are like that now, specially when it comes to IT. As a developer who just got out of college but can't code, you will be drowning in tears and debt when you see someone with no college degree but can code get the job. Colleges are a joke now and completely unnecessary, most of what they teach is years behind.