Newsweek recently had 2 very interesting articles on (the US) higher education.
1) "How the Economy is Killing the Liberal Arts"
2) College: Making The Case For Useless Degrees
IMO, when one analyses the value or usefulness of a college degree and a college" major"/content, one has to factor in the very high cost of 4 yrs college.
In addition, it is primary rather than higher education that makes the difference in career and life. IMO everyone needs quantitative & qualitative analysis tools and IME/IMO these tools are best taught at the primary education level.