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I have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, but that has nothing to do with my web development skills (self-taught as well).

I guess the value of it (in fact ANY bachelor’s degree) would be for an employer hiring you; it just says that you’re smart enough in general, so to speak.

Not that it guarantees anything, but put it like this: if there’s two guys who apply for the same web development job, one is a high-school dropout and the other one has a bachelor’s degree in economics, the one with the degree has better chances to be invited for an interview. Even though the dropout may actually have better development skills. So in a way, it just makes for some impression.

But it’s not the be-all-end-all. If the dropout writes a better application letter than the bachelor, then THAT might get the dropout a foot in the door.

All in all, the degree is just one of the (many) factors.