Academia and intellectual development
An American study found that forty-five percent of students achieved no significant improvement in their critical thinking, reasoning or writing skills during the first two years of college. After four years, 36 percent displayed no significant increases in these so-called "higher order" thinking skills. Students, particularly those who made poor curriculum choices, are increasingly angry that college does not adequately prepare them for the marketplace and leaves them with a pile of debt.
Survey relating to post college intellectual development for college graduates
According to a Jenkins Group (the Jenkins Group is a private book publishing company for corporations, entrepreneurs and individuals) survey, 42% of college graduates will never read another book. 
“Too much of what is called 'education' is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.” - Thomas Sowell