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Discussion on: As a self-taught, have you considered getting a degree afterwards?

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

Interesting question.

I'm self-taught, but I'm about 20 credit hours away from an Information Systems degree (which had no serious CS component).

It would cost me $10,000 to $20,000 USD, and that's not worth it for me from a career perspective.

I'd love to go back and learn CS more completely, but only if it was basically free. There is also a consideration of my time -- I probably couldn't work on cool projects like DEV if I were going back to school.