College is not the only way to achieve success in life and may not be the right fit for everyone. Gaining skills and/or knowledge beyond high school is important, and the route each person chooses should be based on his/her career plans.
Many go to college because it is expected of them by family. Others go because they have a career in mind that requires a degree. There are other paths such as trade schools, military service, and entering the work force immediately after school. Regardless of your choice, I strongly encourage you to have a plan. Plans can change which is not necessarily bad, but have a plan. Many finish high school without a plan and don't know what to do.