University computer science finally surpasses its 2003 peak!

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Mar 27, 2017 · 2 min read

Diversity shows improvement (but far from enough)

The number of women earning bachelor’s degrees in CS increased from 7,327 to 8,629, and their representation increased from 17.05% to 17.51%. And when looking at all levels of CS degree (bachelors, masters, doctoral), the representation of women increased from 20.78% to 22.09%.

We have a long way to go

This doesn’t mean our work is over. CS is still less than 3% of all bachelor’s degrees, and only 8% of all STEM degrees. Meanwhile, 71% of all STEM occupations are in computing, accounting for 16% of all new wages in the U.S.

The leading indicator: K-12 computer science is skyrocketing

K-12 computer science is the leading indicator of what happens in university: The College Board found that students that try AP computer science in high school are 6 times more likely to study CS in university; women are 10 times more likely; and underrepresented minorities are 7–8 times more likely (more info).

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