The "purpose" of education being "go to college" has long been forecasted as something that would change. I honestly believe that in 5-10 years there will be some industries where you'll want to scrub a degree from your resume, because the hirer will say "why did you go spend 4 years accomplishing nothing when you could've been doing real projects to learn?"
That's great news for debaters
Because debate has the 21st Century skills that employers want. Wrote a huge expose on that last year. Check out the skillmap.