Which college should I attend: University of Colorado Boulder or Colorado School of Mines?
It really depends what you want to use it for. For example, if you want to travel the world working in mining sites so you can save money and then enjoy lots of nice puss.y, it might not matter that you got the qualification for 18k. So firstly work out what jobs you want to apply for with the diploma or degree. Secondly talk to people who are already doing what you want to do. Then you will know the answer. You can’t find out the answer by asking randoms on the internet who neither know nor care what you’re trying to achieve.