A typical university economics course means your kid will be one of 300 stuck in a huge auditorium. A typical college economics course means your kid will be one of 30 in a classroom. A university business grad takes two years of arts courses and then takes two of business. A college grad takes two years of business courses and then takes two more of business related courses. A university grad takes sociology, modern dance, field hockey, and other social science courses to get their degree. A college grad takes courses that are directly related to the degree, no "fluff" courses are necessary.
Most importantly, colleges are not infested with leftist professors (yet) who dictate to their students how they should think, or student government that only supports those groups they agree with, and censor those they don't.