A college degree has nothing to do with flying an airplane, 171 of the 177 companies now hiring pilots do not make possession of a college degree a show stopper. If you want to be a pilot fly airplanes, do a degree on the side if you feel it is important to your career quest. Bobbysans would love this one
Most of my friends finishing their airline careers did not have college degrees. Braniff turned me down 30 years ago because I didn't have the degree, thank God, but being retired from American worked out a lot better. Braniff said being an FE on a 727 required a college degree because of it's complexity. I told them I had a 727 FE rating but it didn't help. When I was a captain on the 727 we called it the dinosour. They never did let me be anything but a captain on it. I always preferred window seats anyway.
Of course you can succeed without one BUT, just make it easier on yourself and get one. These days it is a pretty basic educational builing block. Why would you limit yourself by NOT getting one? Today you may want a Regional career, but that could change in 5-10 yrs. Just do it and press on.