Lots of respect to the OP, I am fortunately on the other side of college tuition.
My son just Graduated from college, thank God, out of state tuition is a beeeeach, $150K and we did it without taking out a loan. I am proud of him for Graduating and proud of my wife and I for scraping and saving to be able to afford it. I rewarded myself with a new Camaro, lol.
He needs to go to grad school , wants to be a physical therapist. but the rest is on him.