I did it many years ago now in the UK.
I don't know that I would do it right now in the UK, prices being far higher for actually not that many years (nothing else having gone up by similar percentages, much less for the same product) but not yet US levels, and would run very far from the current US approach. Prices there are insane compared to anywhere else in the world*, to the point where I am waiting for the bubble to pop (which is going to be spectacular).
*various things have been online for decades now, https://openlearning.mit.edu/news/mit-opencourseware-marks-10th-anniversary
being a 2013 article marking the 10 year anniversary, done a bunch of them because I can. Nothing I did not get in the UK (or seeing again while I am helping some people get through theirs now), and nobody in the rest of the world is in awe of US degrees or clamouring to go there outside of various parts of China and Asia (even then it can be debatable -- for computing then some of the stuff I have seen coming out of Vietnam is insane). That should tell you most of what goes.
As above it is pushed -- your career advice/guidance counsellors not only likely get kickbacks from universities (seriously go look up all the scandals involving those) they send people to they also likely have no experience of life (if you want to learn something you ask someone successful in the field) having done school-university-school for their life thus far, and said schools not exactly being known for fostering good life skills, critical thinking or the like. Schools might also be ranked by percentages going on to tertiary education, or tertiary education of fancy varieties (Ivy League in the US, Oxbridge/Red brick in the UK, you don't want to know what goes in China).
That such places also advertise themselves not on academics but party lifestyles says a lot of what I want know as well (nothing like that comes for free, and even if you don't partake you are subsidising things).
People have said go only if you are doing STEM (or have money to piss away from an trust fund I guess). For engineering, which would extend to computing, I am not even convinced that is necessary.
Now there are bad ways to go about doing computing -- most boot camps and entry level certificates are useless as far as getting a job, and might even actively harm you (someone comes up to me proud as punch about their comptia/A+/CCNA and I know to dismiss them). If you are already there and need to cross skill or get back to bleeding edge then a properly selected boot camp might do more for you, and there are real boot camps to go from scratch (though as a hint they are not usually two weeks long).
Similarly degrees you have, save maybe that they are from serious places (which is to say nowhere that offers that 2 years associates nonsense that US seems to go in for), count for little past a few jobs -- your portfolio/github and possibly your stackexchange account being more interesting there for a lot of hiring types/hiring types that are looking for the good jobs**.
Certs is a whole other world and varies dramatically month on month at times, certainly year on year and past about 5 years can be a whole other world (your MSCE, such that it even exists within Microsoft's certificates, is worth far less than it was 15 years ago but not yet worthless as people still use Windows). They also run the gamut from "basically a phd level affair" (this would be some of the virtualisation setups, and possibly AI but I am not so familiar there) to "thanks I needed some toilet paper".
Back on universities then you have the long recognised time lag problem, even without the professor doing their own pet language problem. This being what you learn today might well be useless in 3 years when you are thrust into the world, and that even assumes they had it together well enough. This also means there are those doing what they claim to be masters level things that actually teach you up to date skills, and being a year to get stand a chance of being relevant.
There are plenty of scams with masters level stuff too (see 95% of penetration testing/computer security offerings, though the 5% do good stuff from what I have seen), but not as much as undergrad (I will hire a computer programming degree to make my games, might not hire a game programming degree to make my games and certainly won't hire the game programming degree to make my in house customer management software where the first guy will be in the running).
There is also a lot of IT fields doing on the job training these days -- everything from penetration testing to programming to sysadmin. Obviously you start at the very bottom of the totem pole in those (he what runs metasploit/kali/port scanner, basic QA testing/documentation and presumably helldesk respectively) unless you have some other interesting skills (military or law enforcement physical security type deal, testing is a real skill https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2000/04/30/top-five-wrong-reasons-you-dont-have-testers/
, and maybe you know how to swap a graphics card out already for the previous examples) where someone with more might start higher but hey.
** that said you might still have to deal with the HR slimes and working around them -- go have a look for the unix greybeard type jobs and what might also feature "needs to know Microsoft office" added on there in what you know would have been, and your mind might even forcibly "correct" to, a different size of comic sans font if the HR oxygen thief had not had their desires robbed by your chosen job posting site doing it in plaintext.
More classical engineering fields. In the UK even up until the 1950s it was a path you took rather than a degree foisted upon you, even if that was a path. Today I am working with a lot of people without degrees that I would not be able to fox without serious effort and do very well at a lot of seriously technical things, including design work. Looking out in the US then the machinist (be it classical*** or CNC) looks to be rapidly rising -- see some of the prices CNC peeps are being given just to train, never mind coming in with actual skills. This varies a bit -- straight mechanical can be a bit harder in some aspects than electrical to break into (soldering iron, chip programmer, bunch of LEDs... costs nothing really and can be demonstrated, even old iron costs about that of cars and serious hobbies which is harder to fall into).
***the ability to repair things, modify things, reverse engineer and fabricate one off is not going away any time soon.
On top of this if you still insist on university, and can stomach having to do mandatory extras with no great relevance to either you as an intellectual or you as a would be computer botherer, then the US also has a nightmare system of transferable credits in addition to accredited degrees (anybody can set up a university after all, check and generally ignore anything that advertises on late night TV) that troubles everywhere. That you will want someone that knows the system for.
Trades in general are probably also on the up and up. Total lifetime earnings is a point of comparison (and you had better be factoring in loan costs into that, and if you are really good then taking the same money and investing it -- compound interest is a killer both ways) but far from the only one. University also all but assures you will be working in an office unless you are really pushing hard not to.
At the risk of being joke spoiler is that one of those "actually wait up" type deals?
Someone that puts themselves in debt they will never repay (compound interest, expected salaries and all that)... I mean they are likely to stick it out when someone that is free to move as the wind takes them is free to move as the wind takes them so I guess there is that.