Here's something you never hear.
"He was a smart kid who worked hard in college, pursued his interests, found mentors, and made the most of the experience. But unfortunately, his college wasn't a famous one, so he never went on to be successful."
Seriously, why do you think you never hear that?
You've never heard that because you do not have to go to a famous college to be successful. Anybody who tells you that you do is either misinformed or misguided, but whichever reason it is, they're wrong.