60% less incoming college students want to major in Computer Science

Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles says the amount of incoming undergraduates indicating they would major in computer science declined by more than 60% between the fall of 2000 and the fall of 2004, and is now 70% lower than it was during its peak in the early 1980s. Interest in computer science among women fell 80% between 1998 and 2004, and 93% since its peak in 1982.

Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles says the amount of incoming undergraduates indicating they would major in computer science declined by more than 60% between the fall of 2000 and the fall of 2004, and is now 70% lower than it was during its peak in the early 1980s. Interest in computer science among women fell 80% between 1998 and 2004, and 93% since its peak in 1982.

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