I'll let you in on a little secret: The only real reason to go to college is networking.
Don't get me wrong--college is certainly not a bad idea. It definitely can't hurt, and it can be extremely helpful to some people because gathering together a bunch of people who all want to learn about the same topic tends to produce useful networking connections between those people.
However, remember that college is not a golden ticket to the American Dream. I know lots of people with undergrad degrees who still work bullshit retail jobs because they figured that piece of paper would do all the work.
In reality, choosing a field you want to work in, going out and finding the places where that work is done professionally, and getting involved until you know the right people and understand what to do is the way to advance.
Just know that you're not automatically fucked without going to college, and that a college degree is only what you make of it, and nothing more.