I think going to the college is the better policy.
First, preparing for you future career by learning the basic knowledge will increase your competitive power. The college is the best place where can supply you with the background knowledge of your future career.
Second, you can make more friends and learn the way of their thinking. You will be influenced by intellectual companions. You can also build up your social network in your college and make your friends be your resources.
Last, you can benefit from going to the college by learning the knowledge in a systematic way which is more efficient.