The working class needs to be able to have a place that gives them the illusion of achieving more than the average person. Without colleges there would be total chaos and no interest in trying to achieve more. This is the best way to sell a way out of the average life to the masses and there is no doubt that it can be the most useful method for anyone who has no particular skills that are above the common level.
There are plenty of careers to choose from and the order knows that as soon as someone graduates college they feel like they have been given a chance that anyone who has no degree doesn’t really have. The only problem with this is that the internet is slowly making college degrees obsolete due to the many ways to be an entrepreneur online. The order is looking for new alternatives to adapt to this problem.