I thought about it last night and I want to tell you what do I think about it. First of all, it depends. If you learn at home good things and you can apply for a job where they will teach you everything you need to know(keep in mind that you already had some ideas from what you learnt at home). This thing works very good on IT. You can be even a game developer with a lot of work(and I mean A LOT). In my country Ubisoft makes internships every year with students or people who learnt programming at home. The bad thing is if you want to be an accountant then you must go to a university. A computer science university is also good. You will learn new things(maybe you will not use them in the future but you will definitely think better). You will also meet new people(maybe a future wife, who knows). IT companies doesn't ask for computer science diploma nowadays, but it will be a huge plus. It is your decision. In conclusion, I recommend to go to university. Not because you will learn things that you will use a lot, but meet new people and this is a good thing. Where did you go to university? What do you think, is it a must?