This is a group for those of us who came up in the 'Land of the Untrained' meaning we are traditional learners by doing or apprentices to those who have shared their knowledge. Maybe even you learned through youtube videos but ultimately you have NO degree whatsoever. This is your home! Feel free to share your stories of rejections due to this point or even successes despite it.
I for one do value a college education greatly. Do I have one? No. Would I tell anyone they do not need one? Not anymore. It's a competitive world for artists of ANY stripe and the fact is that having a higher education does cull the herd and ultimately for employers it makes the process easier for evaluating portfolios. Of course the trouble comes in that they are missing the extremely talented individuals out there who are NOT formally trained but are still ridiculously talented.