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Discussion on: Is a Computer Science Degree Worth It?

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Yeah having that progress bar and end date is definitely helpful. When you're learning on your own, there isn't really a concept of being "finished". With a college degree, there is that graduation date, though the learning obviously doesn't end there.

Also actually paying for the degree is extra motivation. There's the feeling of sunk cost that you've already paid for it and you've already gotten so far so might as well finish it. That can help stay accountable.