Where I come from, kids bribe driving instructors to get their licenses.
Aaand we wonder why my country has a rising rate of lethal accidents....
And in some states in my country, the royals sell 'datukships' (something like a knighthood) to any Tom, Dick or Harry with dough, for up to six figures (in my nation's currency).
Before I get political, to the 'datuks' credit, they had to have good businesses that provided some measure of value to earn enough cash to buy that title in the first place.
Education is what you make of it. There is enough flexibility in most degrees and institutions these days to build the education you want or need. The problem as i see it is that most people enter education with the wrong mind set.
LOL she said, she wasted 4 year life in the University, but wait, degree in Bachelor of arts?? I think that is too hard to find any suitable job unless you start selling your arts or become lecturer or whatsoever. Just don't lose hope.