It's still worth going to school, as it looks good on your portfolio and as djknucles1 said, will affect your paycheck for quite a while. But anyway you should be learning stuff in and out of school. I'm learning maya on my own right now cause I'm in high school, but going to school where there are experts that can help you improve is invaluable in my opinion. There's no reason to reinvent the wheel y'know.
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw - Man and Superman