Michael Woodhead Posted 10 months ago Is college really as important as our society today has made it out to be? It is entirely dependent on what you want to do. If you want to get into business management, law, medicine, finance, or any of the science disciplines, then yes. College is an important part of getting to where you want to go. If none of those interest you and you want to move into a technology or skilled trade, then college or university isn't necessarily as critical to that goal. You can be successful, make good money and be happy without a college degree. The important thing is to always continue to improve yourself and further your own knowledge, regardless of where it comes from. It sounds like you have some time to make those decisions. Keep an open mind towards everything, college, trade schools, apprenticeship programs, or even jumping straight into the work force. There are pros and cons to all of the options, and it comes down to what works best for you and what you want to do.