Let's take the job of data wrangler/cleaner for instance, it requires SQL and python programming, but no educational qualifications.
College does not guarantee a well paid job, but it does guarantee that you will be less able to save money. Being less able to save means taking a longer time to start a family, get married or buy your first home (there are problems with mortgages too of course, the etymology means 'death pledge').
If you only went because your parents told you too, you would take 5 years to graduate with a major that isn't in demand. That is much more of a problem than the mythical 'issues' involved in not going to university at all.
Some of the arguments here are so pathetic, you can sense the desperation of indoctrinated teachers/parents. Somebody said that college graduates earn $900,000 more over a lifetime.
Well for a start, most who go to college do not graduate in 4 years and many do not graduate at all. Any 'extra earnings' have to be weighed against the opportunity cost of not going at all, and also any student debt.
The lifetime statistics come from graduates of the older generations, they went to university at a time when university was more selective...
'New collar' jobs provide ways to get good careers without time wasted at university, look it up.