I went back as an adult in 2007, I’m about 9 classes away from finishing a general IT undergrad and I still have learned more at work/self-learning. Most IT courses consist of teaching your “group” members how to properly communicate.
I wasted a lot of time and only took two classes that have genuinely been useful in life: Business Law and Accounting. Ironically, most people that go to college end up working for those that didn’t.
this seems to be the consensus among my friends.. even doctors..
I’m glad I went to college. I got a BS in Comp Sci, and minored in Tech Writing. I learned some stuff about CS, became a better writer, and in general learned a fair amount.
As a practical matter the job value was perhaps more in having a BS than in having the CS knowledge. Not that what I learned was useless, but school didn’t teach me a lot of day-to-day practical stuff for working as a developer.
Of course I have no idea how my life would have turned out had I skipped college, but things have gone well so I’d be hard pressed to consider it a mistake.