How many scientists working on Elon’s space projects lack college degrees? I never claimed the lack of a degree does not indicate a lack of knowledge. There are plenty of high school dropouts that are smarter & more successful than any of us on here. However, in some fields of study -like medicine & science -you cannot gain the same level of knowledge as a college educated or licensed professional. How many high school grads have the same skills & knowledge as a surgeon or astrophysicist working on the space program?