The cost of going to most art schools in the USA cost more than Yale and Harvard. There is a percentage of graduates that have a fruitful career, but the majority are not as fortunate. The odds didn't make sense to me nor did it cater to my financial needs. I truly believe that all your artist needs can be met from online art schools and local art classes. Based on location it can be harder to learn or improved your art, but the internet is a great source of information.
In this video interview Jonathon Fields does a great job exploring the mind of Mr. Bradley. I hope you enjoy this video as much I found this educational.