At UW and other colleges and universities, interest in computer science continues to soar. There is lots of data, and there are lots of reasons – which we’ll discuss in a subsequent post. But for now, take a look at annual enrollment in UW CSE’s two introductory courses – “CS1” (numbered CSE 142 at UW), and “CS2” (numbered CSE 143 at UW). (By “annual enrollment” we mean the total enrollment in the most recent four quarters – for example, “au13” is the sum of the enrollments in winter quarter 2013, spring quarter 2013, summer quarter 2013, and autumn quarter 2013.)
Also worth noting: the proportion of women in these courses, while still less than we would like it to be, is trending in the right direction.
Students have figured it out: Computer science – it’s where the future is!