Stupid joke about going to Higher Power Aviation to get your type rating. Some say it enhances your chances with SWA.
Lol, no degree, no type for me = no chance.
Interviewed 2006, typed and no degree, got the letter.
Interviewed 2008, typed, Check Airmen, degree, got the call.
I know for a fact a recent DB selectee did NOT have a 4 year degree. It is NOT a show stopper. Nice to have, but not required.
I agree with NTSing that having LCA or sim/training experience seems to carry more weight.
Good luck everyone.