Ehh, this might piss a lot of people off. But in the US, too much government money is going to funding the cost of a college education for the public.
Sure is schools like Berkley, where Mitch is at, most people there either have a desire to really learn or have rich parents.
In most colleges across the country, most students are there because they were told they should go to college, or they want to avoid the responsibility of real life, and so the government is subsiding the cost of college for people who have no real desire to learn, work hard and achieve success.
If you have no real desire to learn, of course the attitude toward learning will be that of a jackhole.