College is for people who don’t have the skills or desire for full-time work. An 18-year-old is now working at Facebook, and didn’t need a college degree to get the position. He started as an intern, then was hired. This shouldn’t be unique at Facebook (or any other company) considering the president of Facebook left college.
Keep in mind that people used to start their careers at 12 or 13 years old, in a junior role or as an apprentice. Conventional schooling that stretches until 18 or even 22 (with college) detours people into unnecessary education. An alternative is to start working early and learn as you go, either on the job, from books, or with classes. Life long learning with a life that starts earlier.
Learn more about this man who skipped college here.