College graduates on average make over a million dollars more in their lifetime than people without a degree. Of course, there are some people that do not fit the status quo. Some people can go to college and not be successful, while others may become billionaires without any higher education. For most people though, college will be a great investment.
Many of the worlds most successful people never went to college. All you have to do is google it and you will see hundreds of very successful people who never had a college degree. In fact I would say a college degree in many ways dulls your true potential, it teaches you to fit into an already organised society instead of stepping out and making a difference in the world.