I don’t really care where you went to school; let’s see your portfolio. A college or university may have a lot to offer, but it doesn’t make the designer. And spending your summers in Italy for “professional development” with the celebrity designer-du-jour does not make you more talented than the next (but let’s at least hope you drank a bunch of good vino).
So if it’s the first thing you tell me in order to get your foot in the door, then you may as well turn around and march your ass back out. The only people who care if you went to RISD are…other people who went to RISD.