Undergrads Flock to Computer Science Programs

Friday Mar 26th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff

Enrollment in some university programs is up by as much as 50 percent.

Computerworld: According to the annual Taulbee Survey by the Computing Research Association, the number of undergraduate computer science majors increased by 5.5 percent in 2008-2009, the second year in a row to show an increase.

The University of Maryland says enrollment in its computer science program has jumped from 141 last year to 210 this year. "Employers cannot find enough people who are graduating to hire," said professor Jeff Hollingsworth. "The demand exceeds the production."

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