Take a look at the chart below. These are statistics from the federal government. They show clearly that every time you increase your educational level, your earning potential also increases! Compare "Less than high school diploma" to "Bachelor's degree" (that's a four- year college degree). The difference is $594 a week, $30,888 in a year, and $926,640 in a typical 30 year career!!! That's right, you will earn almost one million dollars more by going to college.
Now, take a look at the unemployment rates too. Not only do you earn more money, but you also have a much higher chance of having a job!