I graduated from the University ahem... a few years ago, I think it was around $650 some odd dollars a semester. I got a decent job, and worked my way up. The first large company I worked for employed over 1,000 in the state. Then I moved up to a mainland owned corporation with over 200,000 employee's. I have worked along side Ivy leaguers and other "geniuses" what do I have to say? I think my education was worth every cent I paid and them some.
Many of the people who go to state colleges on the mainland are in debt for tens of thousands of dollars when they graduate, and these are for state run colleges!
Take a look at the tuition table in todays dollars, a full-time undergrad resident pays less than $2,000 and a non-resident less than $5,100 a semester. How can anyone say this is a bad value?
Pay your dues once you get the job, perform, and work your way up. It really doesn't matter where you get your degree from. Oh yea, as you can tell, my degree isn't in english ;)