In my personal opinion, a college education is the content you are studying (which can be done online), but it is mostly a life lesson, preparing you to be a better professional.
I have a few examples to illustrate my thoughts:
- Human Interactions, Cultural exchanges, people management, These qualities are priceless in a work environment, can not be taught as a subject in class and must be developed via your personal experience.
- getting used to an environment: being able to study from home has its advantages, but it will rarely be the case in your professional life. Getting up, getting dressed, having specific timings, imperatives and obligations is what will shape you to be a better professional.
Some of my best memories so far, both academically and professionally are from interacting with my peers, learning new cultures, new ways of working and collaborating and I hope you can experience the same!