While it’s possible to become a software developer or engineer without a bachelor’s degree, most developers do hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. According to the 2021 Developer Survey from Stack Overflow with over 58,000 responses from professional developers, 80% have earned some form of higher education, a bachelor’s degree being the most common (49%).
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