I loved college and would want the college experience. No amount of money can buy the college bubble. Even if you become independently wealthy and build yourself a castle and fill that castle with your friends, you will still not be able to have that struggle and journey that is college.
The question of the super semi-pro student-athletes (most noticeably in basketball and football) that generate a lot of money for their schools and only get paid a scholarship (some say exploited relative to their MRP) is a very tricky issue. However, the non-financial benefits of college will have me always pick college.