I think it's only worth going to college for two reasons:
1) You need access to equipment you would otherwise be unable to access, financially, legally, or otherwise, such as the Large Hadron Collider, or a lab full of deadly microbes.
2) Your professional requires some kind of state license, like medicine or law.
In the Computer Science field(which is incredibly broad, I know), specifically, things like software development and InfoSec, smart companies will hire smart people who are willing and capable, despite a degree. The Computer Science degree's base is strong, which is why using MIT OCW and other easily available e-books are a great way to acquire said fundamentals.
I think I read that 60+% of software developers are self-taught. College is just...meh, nowadays. Who wants to subject themselves to Diversity Requirements and other brainwashing crap?
Be smart and motivated. Get yourself some skills. Find a non-stupid company that doesn't confuse Symbols and Things and prove to them you are smart, motivated, and have skills.
That's what I've done and am currently doing. It's how I got my current QA job, picking up great skills like probing web applications and embedded systems for bugs, using Wireshark to perform real-world packet analysis, etc.