Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Computer Science Programs Make a Comeback in Enrollment

I'm not sure that this trend has impacted us yet. While our enrollments seem to have stabilized, I'd love to see some growth in Networking, IT, and Computer Science. I don't expect to ever get back back to the pre dot-com bust numbers, but some growth would be nice.
Computer Science Programs Make a Comeback in Enrollment - NYTimes.com
For the first time in six years, enrollment in computer science programs in the United States increased last year, according to an annual report that tracks trends in the academic discipline.

The revival is significant, according to computer scientists and industry executives, who in the past have pointed to declining numbers of science and engineering students as a canary-in-a-coal-mine indicator warning about the nation’s weakening ability to compete in the global economy.

The number of majors and pre-majors in American computer science programs was up 6.2 percent from 2007, according to the Taulbee Survey, an annual survey conducted by the Computing Research Association following trends in student enrollment, degree production, employment and faculty salaries for computer science, computer engineering and schools of information in the United States and Canada.

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