2. It shows hard work and work ethic. Yeah the 4+ yrs of being told mountains of information sucked, but you put the work in.
People with a college degree are easier to talk to and can hold more interesting conversations IMO
I know this applies to a lot of other people that did not go to college, so this is geared more to the 27 yr old with a minimum wage job and 4 kids who has a GED.