Few students are pursuing computer-science education

10/30/2013 | eSchool News (free registration)

Fewer than 2.4% of students graduate with college degrees in computer science, despite the fact that many jobs in the field carry high salaries and there is a projected shortfall of trained professionals. Some states are working to increase their focus on computer-science education, including Washington state, where computer science now counts toward high-school students' math and science credits, rather than as electives.

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