Computer Science enrollment dropped 18% in 2003

In a survey of Ph.D.-granting computer science departments in the United States, the Computer Research Association found that the number of new undergraduate majors dropped 18% last year.

In a survey of Ph.D.-granting computer science departments in the United States, the Computer Research Association found that the number of new undergraduate majors dropped 18% last year. Prospects appear even bleaker at the high-school level, where only 17% of 12th grade students scored at the "proficient" level in mathematics in 2000, according to federal research.