Professional house flippers are good at tracking expenses, purchasing and getting the job fast and in the right market. They can control some of the final outcome. 4–5 years in college it’s hard to even gauge where the economy will lie. You could be learning about something that could be completely different than when you graduate. It is all about risk.
Those who think having a degree would create more profit for themselves have succumbed to the cultural pressures of the “American Dream”. I would recommend a look at those who continually push college advancement… it goes right to the top of our government. Trade schools are hardly ever discussed as future employment opportunities for young people from our higher elected officials.