I was actually shocked my first semester in college. I was hoping for smarter kids, but I met smarter ones in high school. One of my friends told me, "I thought I'd run across kids who discussed Kant, but was I surprised."
I wouldn't go so far as Sturgeon's Law ("90% of everything is crap") but I'd support Pareto's 80/20 Rule (as in "Eighty percent of students shouldn't be in college").
I attended two universities and the last one was the largest producers of education students in a very large state. I never met a smart Education major except a friend of mine - and he went on to get a M.A. in Economics. The rest of the students, who were all girls, weren't much smarter than rocks.
We don't need an Education major, and I'd close everyone of them down (my friend told me one of his instructors told him, "Public schools are as close to prison as most people will experience").
Hard science degrees are a different story. But Women's Studies? Worthless. Black Studies? The same - worthless. (All of the data in "soft sciences" is too easy to fake and most cannot be replicated. That makes it not just worthless, but dangerous.)
Only once did I see a library in a student's room. Partying is just fine - I did a lot of it - but college is supposed to be about getting an education, too.
A lot of students would be better off going to technical school or being apprentices. Why pretend they're intellectuals and scholars when they're clearly not?
It's got to the point you can get a heck of an education on the internet. Better than most schools. And that is fine with me.
The more colleges that close down, the better I like it. It'll decentralize things, which is always a good thing.
Eighty percent of colleges should be closed down - and no one should be allowed in college until their IQ is at least 120.