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UMBC: 796 computer science majors, as U.S. enrollments rise 29% [REPORT]

At University of Maryland Baltimore County, 796 undergraduate students are declared computer science majors. On a national level, the number of undergraduates declaring a computer science major rose by 29.2 percent this year.

Average number of computer science majors per reporting computer science departments in the U.S.

At University of Maryland Baltimore County, 796 undergraduate students are declared computer science majors, according to a post in the Baltimore Tech Facebook group by UMBC computer science and electrical engineering professor Tim Finin.
On a national level, the number of undergraduates declaring a computer science major rose by 29.2 percent this year.

In its “Computing Degrees and Enrollment Trends” 2011-2012 report, the Computing Research Association notes improvement in several areas when it comes to undergraduate enrollment in computing majors:

  • Bachelor’s degree production increased by a double-digit percentage for the third straight year by 16.6 percent among computer science departments that reported numbers in both 2011 and 2012.
  • The fraction of women among bachelor’s graduates in CS increased to 12.9 percent in 2011-12, compared with 11.7 percent in 2010-11.’
  • Overall Ph.D. production in computing programs reached its highest level ever, with 1,929 degrees granted. This represents an 8.2 percent increase over 2010-11.

Read the full report here.
UMBC has become a major force for promoting science and technology education since Freeman Hrabowski began his tenure as university president in 1992.

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