No matter your education or degree, nothing will replace experience. Do you want a person flying your aircraft who has a few hours of training in this aircraft and a piece of paper or someone who has been in the trenches in bad weather, crazy landings through fog and cross-winds landing at night?
Do you want a surgeon who just came out of school and has a nice piece of paper to show they graduated, or a doctor who has done this many of times?
I don’t have a college degree. I began writing software in 1986 when I began learning 3D animation. Every technology I know, I did it before schools had a class to teach it. I could teach the class by them. Companies have trusted me for years because no college kid will ever come in and bring in a project like I can on time and budget, manage a team and look in multiple directions. That takes experience.