From the time I was eleven I've been into designing websites.Now I'm eighteen years old and looking into pursing web design as a career.I'm not stupid,I know that what I know about web design now isn't nearly enough to get a job with.I'm planning on either going to college or taking a course on web design,but before I can make this kind of choice I need to know:

Is it difficult to break into the web design industry,even with proof of college or college level education and a portfolio?