Students are busting down the doors at all of the nation’s top computer science programs.
At UW, Winter Quarter enrollment in CSE 142 (“CS-1,” the first introductory course) is 810; the previous all-time high was 659. And 1/3 of the students are women, also an all-time high. Enrollment in CSE 143 (“CS-2,” the second introductory course) is 530, also an all-time high.
Enrollment varies from quarter to quarter. One way to understand the long-term picture is to graph a 1-year rolling total. CSE 142 enrolled 2,070 students in the past year; CSE 143 enrolled 1,340; for a total of 3,410 students in these two courses during the past year.