YES it does. If it didn’t matter, you could simply go to any college, graduate, and have the same post graduate success in the job market as anyone else. That is not the case.
I have personally visited well over 100 college campuses across the United States. There are BIG differences between colleges that you should take into consideration.
Typically students who go to top tier and highly competitive elite colleges do far superior in the job market when graduating from college.
And, some colleges do an outstanding of graduating their students in 4 years or less... where other colleges are so crowded that it might take 5 1/2 years to get the required classes to graduate.
Some colleges offer generous financial aid packages or scholarships whereas other colleges offer little or no financial incentives.
Some colleges offer superior programs in engineering, business, and sciences with outstanding state-of-the art facilities and incredible professors. Other colleges have old technology and outdated facilities / outdated professors that do not prepare you for today’s competitive business environment.
Some colleges have classes with over 1000 students. Other colleges have classes with 12 students. Some college have 60,000 students. Other colleges have 2000 students.
Some colleges have tremendous pride and alumni support where you will be proud to wear the school’s colors and cheer on the mascot. Other colleges have little gravitas and indifferent alumni.
Some colleges have football where 80,000 people convene to the campus on Fall Saturdays. Other colleges have rowing.
Some colleges have gorgeous campus grounds and a college town vibe that is so fun and appealing. Other colleges are surrounded by parking lots and weeds.
I could go on and on. But, your choice of college does matter.