Nowadays, if you want a semi-respectable job, you NEED to have a college degree. Of course, how meaningful that degree would be to you (and to potential employers) depend on the program itself and how much effort you put into getting that degree.
You will learn a lot of BS in school that either 1) you will NEVER use 2) you will HARDLY use 3) you THINK you will never or hardly use. That’s fine, even if you never use it in your life, it’s still expanding your mind, stimulating thought process, and feeding your brain knowledge. It demonstrates your capability to learn, not to mention your discipline.
Think of it this way, if you do become a programmer, I guarantee that you will not be programming 100% of the time, some times you will need to defend your style, write a report, do some analysis on your run time, find algorithms to optimize your code (and yeah, you will inevitably use calculus at some point), etc. Even though these might not be programming you still have to do it. It’s kind of like college in a sense, to get college degree you need to go through some seemingly-unrelated classes. To get a job and keep a job, you also need to do some seemingly unrelated tasks that may not be programming per se.
In short, go to college, education/knowledge is the most valuable and worthwhile investment you can ever make. It opens doors for you.