It seems like some people here are skeptical about this replacing college. Of course, taking a certification program does not replace the experience of going to college; living on your own, doing your laundry for the first time, and managing your own life. That said... to fork over 100k for a four-year college degree and to justify that the experience of college is "irreplaceable" is scammy. You could buy this certification course, and then have tens of thousands of dollars to spend on "experiences" and still spend less than a four-year degree. I can think of a few ways I would spend this money that would give me a "better" experience, develop my critical thinking skills, and become a more well-rounded person, rather than stumbling through classes that exist solely due to tradition and getting drunk on football saturdays.
English teacher, engineer, expat… writing about things I am passionate about. Author of Avocado Toast and Other Millennial Insights.