Business administration is the most popular college major in the US today because its empire baby, and this train ain't stopping until she derails. What good is studying computers if congress allows any business to import all the talent they want cheaper or simply export the jobs altogether? Other countries are financing their college educations at a greater rate than the US and there's simply no sense in trying to compete with them in the market place.
Those who actually handle the money decide what more "intelligent" people get paid at the point of a gun. That's why the banks are now routinely walking into congress with a list of everything they want because the guns and the money are now doing all the real talking. In fact, that's why the only thing you need to win an election is more advertising dollars than your opponent.
To paraphrase a famous american journalist:
Nobody ever lost money underestimating the average intelligence of the American public.
According to the National Science Foundation one in five Americans insists the sun revolves around the earth.