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Coding is cool again

According to an article in the Seattle PI today, computer science classes are getting their groove back.  According to the new Taulbee Report from the Computing Research Association, computer science enrollment rose 6.2 percent over last year, counting majors and pre-majors.

“Speaking from a computing symposium in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, UW CSE’s Ed Lazowska was fired up about computing enrollments and eager to talk about the promise of the field. But he also expressed frustration that UW caps its computer science and computer engineering enrollments at 160.

”There’s much more demand than there is capacity in the program and that’s an issue for the state,’ Lazowska said. ‘We’re among the nation’s leading states in the percentage of the population that holds bachelor degrees. We’re among the lowest ranked states in our capacity to grant bachelor degrees by population.'”

Read the full article here.

March 27, 2009