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Computer Science Majors Significantly Increase for the Second Year in a Row

Posted Mar. 24, 2010
The number of undergraduate students majoring in computer science significantly increased for the second year in a row according to a recent press release issued by the Computing Research Association (CRA).

Some quotes from the press release:  

  • "Total enrollment by majors in computer science is up 5.5 percent over last year. Computer science enrollment increased 14 percent cumulatively over the previous two years, reversing a steep decline since 2002."  
  • "According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer science graduates earn higher than average salaries, employment growth in computer science is expected to be much faster than average and job prospects should be excellent. The BLS also projects that computing occupations are likely to grow by 22.2 percent between now and 2018, the fastest growing cluster of all professional occupations." 

This press release, plus some additional comments, can also be found on the CRA's Computing Research Policy Blog.