Computer science enrollments rebound, up 10% last fall – Computerworld

April 22, 2011 at 8:05 am 2 comments

This is clearly the report that Eric Roberts was referencing in his recent (very popular) guest post (over 20K page views!):

For the third year computer science enrollments have increased, ending the precipitous decline in enrollments that followed the bursting of the dot-com bubble in 2000-2001.

When that speculative bubble burst, the subsequent shakeout and unemployment in the tech industry sent enrollments plummeting, raised concerns that the U.S. competitiveness would suffer in the long-run. Enrollments are arching up, but are still well below the peak reached nearly 10 years ago.

The Computer Research Association (CRA), which tracks enrollments and graduation rates for computer science students, says enrollments in computer science programs were up last fall by 10%.

via Computer science enrollments rebound, up 10% last fall – Computerworld.

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  • 1. Laura  |  April 22, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I’d like to see information for other kinds of institutions. Doctoral granting institutions are a small percentage of all higher ed institutions. So I wonder if this picture might be better or worse if you include other kinds of places.

    • 2. Mark Guzdial  |  April 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

      Agreed — SIGCSE and ACM Ed Board are trying to put something together. It’s hard to get the data.


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