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I completely agree with the previous answer. A community college will give you the chance to go to school, get an associates degree, and then transfer into a 4 year college. However, if that is not the answer for you. You could also consider a trade school. Everything from hair dresser to driving a mack truck, electrician, plumber, dental assistant, paralegal - you can get these degrees from a trade school and do quite nicely. A third option is a military career.
Also, I don't know what scores you made. Maybe you didn't make high enough to get to Harvard, but you are fine for your local state school (or one of the schools in your state). If your grades are good, at least apply. You may get it. Often your ROI (return on investment) of college is higher from a state school than from a private. A prestigious school does not guarantee a better job.
I think you should take a look at the finances that are involved in the Community College area which may be where you are at. The teaching at the places are usually excellent and allows you enough "space" to encourage, motivate and let you grow with the teachings being offered.
Some community colleges have programs with the state school that makes it easy to transfer credits. I agree with previous posters that community college is a good option.