Well I went to a university for a year and a half and then dropped out since I had an eating disorder and had to go to treatment.
Then I did massage school (not sure if others count that as college since credits don't transfer, but I count it) which took a year.
Then I went back and got my Associate's in physical therapy assisting at a community college which took another 2.5 years though for some of it I was only going part time.
So 5 years total, but it was over an 8 year span of time. I am glad that I do have 2 professions that I can make a decent living at, I always have something I can do that way.