As a few of you may know I posted here recently asking for info on Computer Science. Today I had a conversation with a co-worker regarding that subject. Let me give a little bit of background info first. My co-worker is 18 and I'm 24. Nothing significant however the dude is fresh out of HS while I already did a tour of duty in the USAF and support a family. I'd like to think my experience has more weigth but that doesn't make his experience any less important. Indeed, the guy brought up a good point. During one of those dull moments when you have nothing else to say I mentioned I was going to start school and pick CS as my major. I also tell the guy the school I'll be going to. He asks "why not pick this school instead?" I tell him I can't afford it and besides math is math no matter where you go. I also add that the school is not as important as the effort the student puts forth. He agrees with me but then he explains "you gotta think of it as an investment, a $70k education is not the same as a $20k education; think of it as a car, both can get you to the same destination but the cheaper car might break down during the trip while the more expensive car brings a maintenance plan attached to it. What you pay is what you get in return." I said something about the quality of the driver but what I said was weak. He does have a valid point. Do many of you think the name of your institutions matters THAT much or am I correct in assuming the student is the main factor? Jordan.