When did colleges and universities, even the Ivies, become little more than trade schools??
Unfortunately, for many students (and their parents) these days, the point of college is to provide for job training.
Oddly enough, in my limited experience, this expectation does differ by school.
As some know, I taught at four different schools. Two are big state universities, one not great at all, one highly-regarded in fields other than mine (and for football); two are small private liberal-arts colleges, one very highly ranked, one not.
The students at the highly-ranked private liberal-arts college were the most interested in learning for learning's sake. The second runner was the other liberal-arts college--but only amongst a small subset of the students. Neither of the big state unis' students seemed interested in that.