TOH, If the Watchtower doesn't pressure youth not to persue higher education, why do so few jws persue it? Why are they dead last in this? See statistics posted by Skeeter on the last page. Those numbers say far more than individual examples.... but here's my experience:
I was raised a jw, and my dad was an elder. He believed in higher education, and I went to college...started in the fall of 1969. The CO demanded that he step down from his position. My dad refused...pretty much made mince meat out of the CO. They left my dad alone... however, I was considered "bad association"... and pretty much shunned by many in the cong. and the circuit.
Most jw youth did not/do not have the benefit of an elder dad who would stand behind behind them on this issue.