I think if you are a jock or star athlete, college will be a big party in some ways because everyone is bowing down to you. If you are a genius and super dedicated to becoming like an astrophysicist or doctor or lawyer or writer, i guess you at least need some college or a bachelors degree. It still doesn't guarantee you anything in the real world. A ton of jobs are because you know someone or have connections.
Also if you want to be in a fraternity or sorority and get drunk and have fun, if you are a college that is like a structured way to act like an idiot and get laid or have fun.
I think the whole basic idea of college is completely idiotic, the little college I had under my belt, seemed like very few teachers gave a rat's azz and were just going through the motions.
I personally am the tall lanky skinny awkward guy so graduating would not have been much fun or would not have been easy to blend in. I think just telling employers you have a bachelors degree
even if you learned basically nothing is more important than anything. And if you are in college, you have your designated moron friends who are all in the same boat as you that you can hang out with.
They then ditch you as soon as college ends.
On a basic level, it is all about money. A university is a business, the teachers are all being paid. If you go on to do incredible things in life, that school will ask you to return and donate money or speak in front of other students to inspire them, like if you become a famous actor or athlete. For 99.9% of the rest of the students, they just will kind of take your tuition money and keep the line moving and forget about you. I mean if you have great potential as an athlete guess what, you can get half or free tuition, not because they care, because if the school team wins the championship, they can recruit even more students in the upcoming years claiming to have won a championship, all about money