You do not require a college education to have a career as a software engineer, but having a college education can expand your career options.
I think there's a bit of bias here because you received a free education. While I concur there's always a value-add by having one, I believe the decision to comes down to a cost benefit analysis, and if there's a cost involved, understanding what your goals are, whether that be career or life.
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