Computer science enrollments rebound, up 10% last fall

But it may be many years, if at all, before enrollments reach the dot-com boom's highs

By , Computerworld |  Career, computer science, education

What is motivating students today to study computer sciences is the availability of jobs, as well as the impact of computing in society, said Zweben. "We have students who are intrinsically interested in computing and interested in computing as a tool to help them solve problems in other fields," he said.

Another finding in the CRA survey is this: Men continue to dominate computer science. The share of women graduates in computer science rose to 13.8% in 2010, an increase of 2.5% from the prior year.

The CRA, founded in 1972, is focused on research policy. Its board members include academic major universities as well as IT companies, including Microsoft , Intel , IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

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