It is worth the investment – go to college. The help is out there to do so. It is more important than ever before.
Even if the degree of unemployment among Architecture graduates is higher than Engineers, I wouldn’t take the advice of the NYTimes’s story title too strictly. Unemployment is lower for ALL graduates and as Virginia Postrel explains, “Art History Majors Power the U.S. Economy”.
And make sure to learn to program no matter what you choose. It is as important as reading and writing.