The majority never finished school, not one of them finished a degree course.
The One Skill that will Stop you Being Replaced By Robots
Chris Herd

This sentence is full of Confirmation biases. 
I hear it all the time.
Bill Gates never finished Harvard. One of his best friends, Steve Ballmer (Forbes TOP 30) who also studied at Harvard at this time, finished with a magna cum laude. 
Gates had the chance to spend time in the computer labors of the university. This is also part of the UNI-versal approach. 
He met Paul Allen in Harvard who convinced him to quit college to found Microsoft.
It is an area of people with similar interests, ideas and life expectations. Connections are built and will be building many years on. 
PS: I’m a member of Coursera, codecademy, freecodecamp and much more :)