They have no one but themselves to blame.
Cost of tuition, books etc. is through the roof. The classes are being run on autopilot. Half the time many of the teachers aren't even there, and this is at a well respected local state college my son attends. Not to mention they won't even bother sending an email out about cancellation till 30-45 mins before class.
If you can't afford to pay outright you are pretty much agreeing to shackling yourself to predatory loan practices with no recourse for the rest of your life.
Top this all off by the fact that by and large people that went to school aren't guaranteed that "payoff" in salary like there used to be. There are too many opportunities outside the box now.