Rise in CIS Degrees Continues for 2nd Year

Computer and information sciences degrees continued to climb for the second consecutive year in 2010-11, according to a recent Dice Report. Back in 2008-09, when the number of degrees bottomed out at 37,994, the country was in the midst of an economic crisis that resulted in some students delaying graduation because of financial hardships.

Computer Science Degrees

But since then, universities and colleges have seen a bump in the number of computer science graduates. This same trend was also evident by the Computer Research Association’s Taulbee Survey, which found that the number of U.S. undergraduates majoring in computing science soared 29.2 percent during the 2011-12 school year. The CRA said the growth could have been even higher, but it was constrained by enrollment caps set by the CS departments themselves.

Comments

  1. BY John Cunnian says:

    What is the percentage of American Born and Foreign Born Grads here?

    • BY Johnny Nanga says:

      They are about 50/50. It’s better that way, that at least ensures the quality of people we get to some extent. Those others coming in using H1B are still a challenge due to poor quality of education in their respective countries.

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