I can tell you my own experience to try and help you with your question. I personally regret going to college. I have a bachelors in construction management and it is a helpful degree to a very profitable and great career. I wish I had done an apprenticeship though instead of being $40,000 in debt to make the rich richer. Assuming you find one that will teach you on the job for free. College, to me, is a great way to be educated. I also believe that it is some what of a scam. I have friends who learned a trade through an apprenticeship and make 6 figures in the time that I was still working on my degree. Same outcome in the end. Just as much money as someone with my degree and just as rewarding.
Colleges are in the business to make money. That is just fact. They get money from young people willing to take out thousands of dollars in loans and then pay interest on them for half their lives. Sounds like a great business to be in right? The richest people in the world dropped out of school to work for themselves and educated themselves by learning real world experience, which is more valuable than sitting in a class room to get a piece of paper. Companies will have to teach you how to do your job when you graduate anyways-Fact. Why pay to get a college education when you can be paid to learn in the real world with the same outcome?
But, everyone is different and has different goals and ideas of what it means to be successful. In society's eyes, success is to achieve a higher social status by being able to tell people you have a degree and make good money. There are more important things in life. Do what you love and what makes you happy. Even if it's not what society tells us we have to do. Just my opinions take it with a grain of salt and find a passion. Passions will lead to money.