As a business coach I encourage my clients to hire people without college degrees whenever possible. Why? Because a college degree is rarely an indicator of the person's ability to do most jobs and often people without degrees are much better employees.
Focus on a person's ability to do the job. Any requirement placed in an advertisement or posting or position statement that does not relate to the work to be completed will only serve to reduce your pool of candidates.
I learned this the hard way. When I started out I was advised to put "college degree required" on my job postings and was ignorant enough to do so. Seemed reasonable as everyone else seemed to be doing it. I did have a degree so somehow perhaps it made me feel better.
I remember one day realizing all my best employees, except one who was a semi-retired college professor, had no college degrees and often no college credits at all. These non-degree employees had become employees after being customers, or people who just walked in and asked if I was hiring, so had avoided the self imposed degree required restrictinon.
My non-college educated employees all seemed more appreciative of the jobs and were all far more willing to learn and have fun. As a Business Coach I find this continues to be the case. I beleve even more so now as many degrees come with a college loan debt burden.
I have three college degrees and I still give preference to non-college graduates whenever I can.